'Inter Nation' TV Reception throughout Europe – Latest
Came across this recently and it should be of interest to all EU Nation Expats
In Summary, EU regulations regarding TV/ other Media reception in Europe
This maybe the start of sensible debate which could eventually lead to any European Citizen no matter where they are
located in Europe being able to receive digital media, including quality TV content from their country of origin – without
restriction – anywhere in Europe..
The potential impact of this will be enormous for DTH TV services in Europe and could reverse the current closed Border
policy for TV Reception – in particular the current policies adopted by the UK and Scandinavian Countries regarding
restriction of reception of their Public Service Channels -- and help encourage other Countries not to follow their lead!!
Wonder what ways HM Government in the UK will find to levy ‘License' Fees on the European Expat community if this
comes to fruition and how Mr Murdock will compensate for lost income from ‘unofficial’ TV reception in Europe?
Interesting times ahead
ITV Essentials comes to Europe
Itv Essentials is a 'Pay to view' TV Catch Up service which can be used to view episodes of Drama/Soaps such as
Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
The new service, ITV Essentials, offers a 30 day catch-up window and ad-free viewing for a monthly subscription of €5.49.
Viewers can choose from a recurring monthly subscription if they are abroad for the long-term, or buy a one-month pass if
going abroad for a holiday.
ITV Essentials will initially only be available on laptops or computers connected to a fixed broadband line or Wi-Fi
connection, as opposed to 3/4G mobile. Users will need to have Microsoft Silverlight installed. The service is currently not
available on Tablets or mobile devices, but an iOS app for iPhone and iPad is in development.
ITV Essentials is available in the following countries only: Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Gibraltar, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Spain – without the need for a VPN or Proxy IP
The move to launch ITV Essentials comes within weeks of the launch of the new Astra 2E satellite, which is likely to
restrict free-to-air access to ITV plc's channels in some parts of the Mediterranean, as the new satellite has a much
tighter spotbeam focused on the UK and Ireland to reduce continental overspill. Expats and holidaymakers in many parts
of the Med have previously relied on oversized satellite dishes to get their fix of free-to-air UK television.