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.
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