german satellite tv
If you are unable to visit family in Germany during Christmas, enjoy a little taste of home with Satellite tv from Germany. All the many channels are free , so no subscriptions or ongoing costs , just a one-off payment for installation. Many of the channels are in HD, so absolutely first class quality pictures are shown.
The dish is quite small ( its not like the really difficult and huge Romanian or Arabic dishes you see around towns today) installation is quick and easy to arrange. The receiver very easy to learn to operate and updating is simple with automatic new channel scanning.
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All the best for the festive season , don’t forget to save a little Christollen, Lebkuchen and Dresden Stollen for the Weihnachtsmann.
Technomate have now introduced their model TM5402HD receiver, the cheapest HD so far. I have tested and installed several of these in the last few weeks and can report that the unit performed very well, tuning in the weakest and strongest of signals from many different satellites faultlessly. Blind search is also fast ( not quite as fast as the Manhattans but quite adequate, and it didn’t miss any channels. A stringent test on the Czech channels from SkyLink showed great pictures without any breakup, when the original Czech receiver was hopeless ( built to operate in the Cz Republic on a strong signal ) .
So I can thoroughly recommend the TM5402HD as a great receiver with a budget price, fast tuning , stable operation and great features like USB for recording, which is very easy to set up and to operate. The picture quality on the German HD and Uk HD channels was breathtaking, testing the output via HDMI on a Samsung LED flatscreen model 50 inch.
Gives the full 7 day EPG on the German channels
Go to my full review and specification on the main site
For anyone considering Sky Germany , for their football provider (which is available in this country from several outlets ) be aware that the English commentary has now been dropped, so brush up on the Deutche meine football fans !
Sky Italia ( very popular in the Uk as a cheap alternative to sky Uk in the Pubs ) dropped the English commentaries some months ago, leaving fans with Italian or sometimes Radio 5 live commentary if it was available
Sky have also put the ‘non Sky’ boxes tuned to Sky Italia ,which had sprung up in the last 5 months , out of commission with a change of encryption, leaving publicans out of pocket and without pictures.
The recent case , referred to the European court, where a Uk landlady was prosecuted by the agent of the FA for showing Premiership Football from the Greek satellite provider Nova, in her Pub, has received the advice to rule in favour of the Pub, otherwise it would infringe the liberty of free trade across Europe.
See full roundup on the main site PubFootball
I am now offering this brand new model Technomate TM5302 HD receiver, with the full package of German channels in our main installation area for only £370.
Great for German tv but also will take Digiturk cards for Turkish tv and any Viaccess cards for sports cards like the Al Jazeera 10 channel sports cards etc. This very well specified receiver has HDMI to the TV, 2 scarts, component, SVHS, composite video, optical audio out and many other features.
A number of HD channels have become available over the past few months so here is a list with frequencies to enter if you are manually tuning, to keep you up to date. The HD format if your receiver requires these is DVB s2 s/r 22000- fec 2/3 mod 8PSK
Anixe HD ( 10832H)
Das Erste (11362 H)
ZDF (11362 H)
ARTE Deutsche (11362 H)
Here is a site devoted to Satellite channels from Germany.
For the last 10 years i’ve been installing satellite tv from Germany ( and most european countries ) in England Scotland and Wales. I do both satellite systems to receive the many free channels and the Subscription services:
German free channels will include both national and regional channels. The Astra satellite is easily receivable in all parts of the Uk and Europe with fairly basic satellite dish and receivers
I supply HD receivers with optional recording disc, enjoy your familiar Das Erste , ZDF and around 100 free channels from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in German. The signal is strong over the UK and so the dish is not huge, only slightly larger than the common Sky dish.
You can even order the twin tuner satellite receiver, enabling you to record one channel whilst watching another, all in HD quality, Germany broadcasts more HD channels than any other country in Europe. If you have family wanting both English and German, this can easily be arranged too.
To get a free quote for German television, installing anywhere in the UK, click here or on the Quote Me button in the sidebar.
German can be combined, with other services using a suitable dish. For instance:
French and German,
English and German ( including Sky ) ,
Italian and German
or Spanish and German.
There are a wide range of German programmes which can be picked up by satellite, including the following:
Main channels: Öffentlich rechtliche Fernsehsender:
- ARD / ZDF – equivalent to BBC1 and BBC2 in the UK
Regional channels : Regionale Sender:
- RBB – Berlin / Brandenburg
- NDR – Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein / Niedersachsen
- WDR – Nordrhein-Westfalen
- MDR – Sachsen / Sachsen-Anhalt / Thüringen
- SWR – Baden- Württemberg
Light entertainment: Hier eine Auswahl der privaten Sender Unterhaltung:
- RTL 2
- Super RTL
- RTL Plus
- SAT 1
- Pro Sieben
- Kabel 1
- Das Vierte
- Tele 5
Children’s programmes : Kinderprogramme
- Kika (Kinderkanal)
- Toggo Plus
- Disney ( US)
Culture/Art : Kultur/Kunst
- 3 SAT
News / Finance : Nachrichten / Börse
Music : Musik
If you have any queries about the range of programmes available, please don’t hesitate to email us (in English or German) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Es gibt ein breites Spektrum von deutschen Fernsehsendern (öffentlich-rechtliche und private Sender), die über Satellit empfangen werden können:
Wenn Sie Fragen zu den deutsche Satelliten-Fernsehprogrammen haben, können Sie uns gern eine E-Mail (in Deutsch oder Englisch) senden:
EuroSport as a free channel has disappeared from most European broadcasters, but with German tv its still there!
So for all your Skispringen, Fusball, Kampfsport and Skilanglauf …. tune in!
- Alpine Skiing
- Extreme Sports
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Martial Arts
- Winter Sports
For the programme schedule see tvinfo