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IPTV,  Internet TV, Spain, Costa Blanca, Calida & Costa del Sol

British IPTV information - Internet Television
 
English, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Belgian, American, Polish Romanian and Danish.

 
 
 
 
Choice of packages and hardware for all IPTV related services & systems.
 
 
Don't know where to start with different IPTV services?  
  



Premium content packages IPTV 'Pay as you go' minimum 1 month at a time. UK terrestrials + Premium Sports, Movies, Documentaries & new 14 day catch up TV. Video on demand, free films & more. Record - download any catch up TV onto memory stick. Live online support. Simple to use HD box. Best for those overseas short term or wanting a pay as you go type system.

Includes 2nd subscription to watch anywhere on compatible devices, PC, MAC iphone, ipad XBMC / Kodi  & android equipment with additional free apps.

Selection of different packages available for English, Swedish, Danish Norwegian & Scandinavian language programming content. 


 

Economical premium content & combined inclusive multi lingual package. Catch up TV, Widest range of video on demand service included, with over 28,000 films & series available. Includes bbc iplayer & Netflix content. Record - download any catch up TV onto memory stick.

100's of channels with excellent selection of terrestrial & premium content. Includes weekly program guide. Low bandwidth channel options for those with speeds as low as 0.7 meg. English / French / German / Dutch / Indian & Pakistani content with a single subscription package. 3, 6 & 12 month options.
Suitable for longer term (3 months+) offering the most channels and content with economical solution for UK premium content & multiple languages in a single package. Best for overall content vs cost. 
 

 
Economy Subscription + low speed internet option. All the popular UK terrestrial & radio channels, 7 day catch & & weekly program guide, simple to use. New free video club added. From under €13.00 per month with 12 month package. other subscription periods available. 

Best value for UK terrestrial TV & radio, without the premium type content. 
 
 
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Information on all types of IPTV systems
 
Internet Speed
 
In Spain & other parts of Europe, it should not be taken for granted that your local internet speed will suitable for streaming TV. If compared to the UK and other Northern European countries with fibre optic internet, large parts of the telecommunications infrastructure in Spain & other parts of Europe can be slower.
 
Depending on the speed of your internet, this will impact the picture quality.
 
Usually between 2 - 2.5 meg stable download speed would be required for good quality (though not HD) TV streaming. At this level you will receive at most standard definition television & in some instances slightly higher.
 
Present forms of encoding used by most service providers use a compression system called H.264 and to receive High Definition using this format speeds of around 5+ meg download speeds are likely to be required. Newer compression H.265 is just around the corner, though most present equipment is not using this.
 
There are a number of exaggerated claims being made with IPTV performance.  Service providers claiming full HD quality from a 2 meg internet connection, are not providing accurate information.
 
 
 
Very low internet speed?
 
New to the market are 'low bandwidth' subscription services. These can work on internet speeds as low as 0.7 meg. This requires specific  decoding and service which not all current equipment offers and would usually require a higher speed for UK TV channel streaming. Not all  hardware presently being sold for IPTV is capable of this as new service.
 
TV picture quality perfectly viewable on large televisions, however is not as good as faster internet systems or full HD. Low bandwidth system.
 
 
 
Satellite TV vs Internet TV 
 
With satellite systems, there are no restrictions with bandwidth or internet speeds nor need for the internet itself - though optional for additional functions. 
 
Satellite technology is a more established service & is in it's original non compressed transmission format. 
 
Satellite TV is not reliant on the internet for TV reception.
 
If you cannot utilise a satellite dish in your specific location, then IPTV offers a good alternative solution.
 
 
  
What is catch up TV?
 
This type of service may be familiar to UK users, however those overseas have traditionally been 'locked out' due to geographic regional blocking from UK providers & may be unfamiliar with this type of service.
 
Certain subscription based IPTV solutions offer catch up TV - this allows you to scroll back through the electronic program guide, day, date, then select program, then just watch as if you have recorded.
 
This allows you freedom from a TV schedule, as there is no need to be in at 8PM to watch Eastenders or your favourite program - you can watch it any time within a 7 day period, without needing to record it. Some set top boxes will also allow you to record or download the programs available.
 
This in affect is similar to BBC iplayer - which is difficult to receive overseas (without VPN or other workarounds). One benefit being the catch up services are available on many more channels, than just the BBC.
 
 
 
  
IPTV Systems vs Smart Televisions
 
IPTV also offers an interesting alternative to Smart Televisions - the subscription free version allowing you to connect to any television & will offer more features and channel reception options at less cost, than any mainstream smart TV. IPTV systems can also be used as a complimentary service to an existing satellite or other TV system to expand overall content & channel viewing options.
 
For those considering using UK smart televisions in Spain, this will not allow you access to BBCiplayer or the other UK catch up TV services as these are geographically blocked.
 
As soon as TV is connected to internet in Spain, the Spanish IP address will be detected. This limits many of the functions for expatriate users of smart TV's. There is a 'work around' for this using a UK VPN, combined with a DD-WRT router - in short you would need to spend a reasonable sum of money on top of the smart TV to access this type of additional 'UK specific' content as will require additional equipment (router), subscription (for DD-WRT router UK VPN service) & someone to set this up.
 
 
 
Wi Fi or Cable connection
 
When trying to obtain the best internet speed possible, there can be speed losses associated with using Wi Fi. This will depend on distance or placement of router, in relation to the IPTV set top box. Losses in speed can be between 10% - 50%. When using IPTV the fastest internet connection possible is the most important factor for picture quality and stability.
 
We recommend using equipment that can accept a direct hard wire (Cat 5) cable connection - same type as your router / PC. Many 'wireless' IPTV options, simply do not work that well in every type of property. Wi Fi does not travel well through walls or floors, as all properties are different - accurate transmission speeds cannot be guaranteed. 
 
If it is difficult to get a CAT 5 / Ethernet cable connection, it is also possible to use 'home network plugs,' which send the internet signal around your mains power loop, so you can use these if router on different floor or room, to main television.
 
 
 


 
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