A quick guide to British television in France after the big changes on the satellites in February 2014
television can be received in France either
via a satellite receiver and a dish or via a new technology IPTV ADSL
receivers. While the dish size
for Paris and the Northern part of France is very small ( 45 – 50 cm )
further down in the South you will need a larger dish of
125 cm ( Nice ) and 180 cm for Corsica.
You can get all the BBC channels, ITV, channel 4, five, Sky sports etc.
The solution is either taking your existing satellite digital box with
you to France, or buying both the equipment and installation from
a specialised dealer in France. maybe the second solution is worth
I live in a listed area, dishes are not allowed ...
Well, it seems that new technologies help bypass the dish permission... Small and discrete IPTV receivers will allow you to have UKTV in listed areas with restrictions. Find out more...
Can I use my british tv set here in France?
British TV's will work fine with the UK satellite or IPTV receiver in France. Most of the recent models have a built-in digital tuner DVB-T tuner and can also receive 26 digital French TV channels depending on signal coverage.
Older British TV’s can also be adapted to receive digital French transmissions through an inexpensive adaptor (external digital tuner). Note that French cable TV and DSL boxes have HDMI OUT and work with UK TV sets. So in 99 % of the cases a british TV can be tuned to receive BOTH UK & french TV. Moving to France is costly enough, so bringing your UK TV set to France will save you some money without worrying about the different voltage.