IPTV & Satellite Installations

 

Oceans 130 Subscription free UK IPTV

Ocean TV has built its own UK satellite IPTV to give Xpats in Mallorca over 130 subscription free channels.  

 

BBC1 London, BBC 2 England, ITV1 London, ITV1 +1,  ITV2-4, Encore, ITV Be, Channel 4, Film 4, More 4,  E4, Channel 5, Channel 5 + 1, 5 USA, 5 USA +1, 5 Star, Sky News, CNN News, RTE 1 (Irish), RTE2 (Irish), Pick, Spike,

 

Sports: Abu Dhabi AD Sports 1-2, Yas Sports (equestrian), Eurosports (German), Teleporte Sports (Spain),

 

Discovery MAX, Paramount, MBC Max Movies, MBC 2 Movies, MBC Action Movies (MBC are latest legal U.S block busters movies via Dubai ) Spike UK,  True Crime, True Movies 1-2, True Entertainment, True Crime, TruTV Uk, Divinity, Ten,  DKISS, Travel Channel UK, Travel Channel UK Food Network UK and  PBS America.

 

Music: Now 80´s, Chilled 90´s, Vintage Music TV, Heart TV, Magic TV, Capital TV, Clubland TV, The Vault and Scuzz. 


Kids: Kix, CITV, Pop, Pop, Tini Pop and Disney Channel

 

Adult: Babestation, Babes from TV (Pin protected)

 

Spanish: Cuarto, Telecino

 

German: 7 Channels


French:  TV5 Monde



Radio: Over 30 UK radios channels and Radio One Mallorca, Spectrum FM, Talk Radio Europe


Min set up costs 189euros (one off payment internet modem max 2 meters from TV) 

Max set up costs 249euros (one off payment when internet modem is more than 2 meters from TV)


Fears Over Satellite As BBC Weakens Signal


BBC signals are at its weakest 22nd of Novemeber 2017 untill 24 of January 2018 ts at its strongest peak 21st of June 2018 and maintains a strong signal 3 months either side of these dates ie  21st of March to 21st of September.


Xpats in Majorca are starting to become more concerned about the future reliability of satellite TV especially watching BBC HD during periods of overcast weather and when it rains even standard definition BBC signal are becoming hit and miss.

To make viewing UK TV in Majorca more reliable, the solution is not as simple as just installing an even larger satellite dish, larger dish will only help play a role in maintaining of standard definition BBC signals under very light rain and mist, once it starts raining hard even a fibreglass dish measuring 2M high and 1,8M wide cannot guarantee BBC signal.

The Solution

Freesat Youview hybrid (prices from 408euros to max 468euros incl installation )  set top box gives you the ability to scroll back up to 7 days with a familiar TV guide, it works even when it’s raining hard.  The seven day scroll back guide brings together catch up TV from across BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5, all Iplayers have 28 days catchup.  Simply scroll back through the guide and choose from a great selection of programmes. Catch up TV where it should be, on your TV.


On Demand

On demand is organised so you can see at a glance which programmes have just been added and which ones are the most popular.  Of course, if you're just looking for a bit of inspiration or want to see what else is available, you can browse by genre or channel provider instead - the choice is yours.

There are thousands of programmes available in on demand, they have organised them by genre to make it easy to find what you're looking for. Comedy, Kids and Documentaries are just a few of the great categories you can browse through. Got a favourite entertainment provider? All the players are in one place so you can choose the one you want and find something to suit your mood.


Browse through the next seven days’ worth of TV listings, without affecting the on screen programming. Scroll back to see the programmes you've missed from the past week. If you exit the TV guide and go in to the BBC iplayer then 28 days of catch up is available.

 

The Hybrid Remote Control 

The Hybrid remote control is much larger than the a regular  IPTV remote control, it’s actually slightly larger than even a sky remote and can even be programmed to control the TV on/off  and volume control.  With your smartphone or tablet can even be connected to your Hybrid box, you can take control of your viewing, without needing to use your existing remote control or affecting what's on screen.

 

Reliability 

The satellite tuner has a stronger tuner compared to a sky HD tuner, so helps maintain overall viewing from the live satellite signal.  If the internet stops working you still have the back up of live satellite signal or if it rains and the satellite signal starts breaking up you can still scroll back 28 days.

 

Seamlessly Switching Between Satellite and Hybrid mode

There are no fiddly buttons that flip between live satellite and IPTV.  Instead its done seamlessly on the a familiar 7day TV guide, simply scroll backwards in  7 days in internet mode and simply scroll forward for live and future TV in the satellite mode.


BBC iPlayer launches in Europe ... and costs approx half the price of the licence fee

BBC's iPlayer service launched in Europe for less than half the price of the British TV licence fee.The European version of the iPlayer costs just 5.99euros per month from Apple Apps/Apple store for viewing  Iphones and Ipads - which equates to 71.88euros per year. The annual licence fee for British viewers is £145.50 (204euros) per year. While the global iPlayer app will not provide all of the BBC's content to overseas subscribers, the catch-up service is expected to allow those abroad to access a full series of shows.

DOES BBC iPLAYER REQUIRE A TV LICENCE IN BRITAIN?

Yes and no is the strange answer to that seemingly simple question.According to the TV Licencing authority, if you use iPlayer to watch TV programmes at the same time as they are being shown on TV - such as live sporting events - then you need to be covered by a valid TV licence.  However, if you use the service to watch programmes after they have been broadcast, either as downloads or via streaming on-demand, then you do not need a licence. However, the BBC said that the international iPlayer app will help to provide more funding for services for people in Britain; a view was echoed by industry experts.  'There are two ways of looking at this,' Ian Maude, head of internet at Enders Analysis, said recently.  'One way is that people overseas should pay more for BBC content than those in the UK who are forced to pay the licence fee, whether they like or not, as it is imposed as a flat tax.  'However, the other way to view it is that any more money the BBC can generate overseas is good for UK licence fee payers because the extra money will help keep the fee down.' Mark Thompson, the BBC's director general, said the iPlayer app will allow the BBC to 'sell directly to consumers' without the need to rebrand them for broadcast internationally, which would seem to bring it into conflict with the business model of the BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.


Better signal doesn’t always mean a larger dish.

There are many different types of satellite dishes from extra flimsy iron dishes that will buckle, fold, or simply fall down in strong winds, to extremely large 2 meter dishes that just don´t receive a decent signal down to poor quality design.

Many satellite dishes are just not suitable for Mallorca’s climate and changing weather. Having an inadequate satellite dish will create all kinds of problems, from channels breaking up or simply not working at certain times of the day, to costly realignments every time there is a slight wind, or even falling down damaging your property.

 

 Will it move when there are strong winds

Our wall brackets are installed with high load 2 component chemical resins making it possible to install dishes on weaker walls or where dishes have no shelter from constant wind. This component resin is used usually for attaching much larger building structures together such as structural concrete beams When I had my box installed in the UK, a phone line was attached. What do I need in Spain?


A phone line is not needed. You should not bring to Spain a Sky box that was installed by Sky in the UK less than one year ago, as you will have agreed a contract to have the line attached for twelve months.  If you disconnect the box before this time, Sky will charge you extra. This also applies to the special offers on the Sky website.