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17-01-2006, 09:27   #1
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Guide to Premiership Football on satellite

Premiership Football is available worldwide on TV.
I recently watched it on network TV in Canada.
The Premier League website lists the channels that have the rights.
Many of these channels broadcast on satellite.
It's a bit long winded, but essentially pick the country you want.
Premier League TV channels

To see listings of specific games you should use LJ's website.
it really is the best.
L.J.'s Football on satellite
Go straight to UK/Irish section.

many people want to get more Premiership football at home.
Here's an overview to how.
FAQS

Q: What Premiership Football channels can I get on my SKY box ?
A: Sky Sports , Premiership Plus, Setanta Ireland , RTE


Q: So what was that channel they had in the pub showing the match last Saturday ?
A: Most likely ART but possible something else


Q: Can I get ART on my Sky Digibox ?
A: No. The Sky dish is pointed at a different satellite. It also uses a diferent encryption system.


Q: What's the Norwegian and Greek channels that used be in my pub showing the match ?
A: Canal+ Scandinavia and NOVA. Both unlikely to be there now as ART is much cheaper.


Q: Is ART the cheapest?
A: No. The Albanian channel Digit Alb seems to be.


Q: How many football channels on the ART card?
A: 4


Q: Do these channels, in particular ART, have English commentary?
A: Normally yes but occasionally when they don't the rumours abound that Sky are forcing them to broadcast in their own language for one reason or another.


Q: What equipment do I need ?
A: An 80cm dish (slightly bigger than a Sky dish at 60cm) pointed at the Hotbird satellite at 13 degrees east.
A satellite receiver.
A viewing card.


Q: can I use my cheap LIDL satellite kit?
A: No. The dish is too small at 57cm and the receiver cannot take a viewing card.


Q: How much does it cost?
A: basic equipment should run about €250.
card subscriptions in or about €20 per month.


Q: How does the card subscription work?
A: You buy it off-the-shelf in a 3, 6 or 12 month format. It counts down to expiry once you insert it in your receiver.


Q: My mate gets free Premiership football. How does he do it?
A: Read the rules. We don't discuss hacking here.


Q: Does any channel show free to air Premiership football ?
A: Yes. Channel 8 Turkey sometimes. It broadcasts on the Turksat satellite at 42 degrees east. get a motorised dish if you want this one. you could also try looking for a 'feed'. These are signals used by broadcasters to send matches to each other. Eutelsat at 16 degrees east usually has the most football feeds.


Q: What channel shows Celtic home SPL games?
A: Polsat Sport on the Hotbird satellite. it's an expensive card to buy. do a google. Sky Italy have recently started showing some too.

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new 12 month ART sport blue cards can be had for 99 pound which as far as I can tell is the cheapest
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Good FAQ. A copy in the ICDGopedia?

Also 15W telstar sometimes has match feeds.

Non-football sport such as USA PGA, NHL and NFL feeds are on some satellites, often on a Sunday evening.

An 80cm dish will work for feeds, but often they are 7/8 FEC or lower power meaning a 1.1m dish is a lot better. Especially if it rains.
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Good FAQ. A copy in the ICDGopedia?
yes. why not. thanks for the kind remark.

my post on the soccer forum in the same vein is a bit more comprehensive
if you want to use that one.
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where can i get a card?

looking for a complete system from scratch,so i can watch footie and possibly
super 14 rugby plus movies!
The locating of the card seems to be the problem for me!
thanx
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do a google for ART Viewing Card or check the adverts in What Satellite magazine.

there's tons of places selling them.
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does art show live serie a matches?
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does art show live serie a matches?
NO Serie A

on another note,
interestingly they showed a Celtic home SPL game last night.
good news for Celtic fans as the other channel Polsat is prohibitively hard to get.
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Art Sports

I have an 80cm dish, using it to get fta+ftv with sky box atm.

So if I purchase an ART 12 month card for 99pounds, and a new receiver, can i reuse the lnb i was using to get the fta for ART Sports?

Can someone recommend a decent cheap receiver that would do the job?

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would i be better off going for this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...0%3D%26fvi%3D1
as it seems to offer la liga and seria A etc. aswell
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I heard Art might be moving off Hotbird and will only be available on Nilesat, which is impossible to pick up unless you have a very large dish! Thats what puts me off getting the art card

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ah ****

how big a dish are we talking here?
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I heard Art might be moving off Hotbird and will only be available on Nilesat, which is impossible to pick up unless you have a very large dish! Thats what puts me off getting the art card

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This rumour pops up around this time every year. I would not take much notice of it to be honest.
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**** it im buying the gear right now
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Can someone recommend a decent cheap receiver that would do the job?

thanks.
Wont go wrong with a Technomate 1500ci super. Has a cam slot and also a built in card reader, which takes an art card no bother.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TECHNOMATE-SAT...QQcmdZViewItem
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