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European satellite TV systems

European satellite TV systems

European satellite TV systems



Satellite TV offers subscription free programming from around the world.



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A typical satellite system comprises of a satellite TV receiver, fed by a suitable satellite dish, pointed at the satellite of choice. This choice will often depend on the languages or programming type required by the user.

There are a multitude of satellites stationed every few degrees along the Clarke Belt, above the Equator. Each satellite is intended for reception by a particular region of the world. For example, satellites like Nilesat and Arabsat will be pointed toward the east, whereas Astra 2, intended for UK reception, is focussed on the UK. Reception outside the intended areas is often difficult and requires quite large dishes.

 

Here is a very simplistic, loose guide to various languages available on satellite:

 

Astra 2

English and minority languages meant for the UK

Astra 1

German, French, Italian etc, intended for european reception

W2

Romanian, Bulgarian etc

Hotbird

Polish, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Iranian etc

Eurobird

Chinese, Hungarian, Kurdish etc

Sirius

Scandinavian languages, Romanian, Czech, Latvian, Russian etc

Thor

Scandinavian languages, Czech, Slovak etc

Telecom

French (mainly intended for cable operator reception)

Hispasat

Spanish mainly encrypted services plus TV for Portugal

Astra 3b

Czech, Slovak etc

Hellasat

Mostly Greek services

Eutelsats

Almost every other language!

 

It is possible to have a satellite TV system that will receive one, two or multiple satellites.

 

Cost will vary accordingly, but here is a guide to typical costing:

 

Single satellite reception with 88cm dish and High Definition receiver, fully installed £378.00

 

Two satellite reception with 88cm dish and High Definition receiver, fully installed £459.00


Motorised satellite (multiple satellites) with High Definition receiver, fully installed £699.00


European TV channels Satellite receivers from AJL Electronics Ltd

European TV channels Satellite receivers from AJL Electronics Ltd

Satellite TV receivers for reception of European TV channels. We stock the Technomate and other quality brands