The Budget-Friendly Option: Freesat and Freesat + HD
If you want to watch British and International TV channels without the additional expense of adding access to the internet to your package or to your home, then Freesat is a great choice. You can access Freesat TV in Spain using a system known as the ‘Brit Pack’. This will give you access to all of the mainstream British terrestrial channels: BBC1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5. You will also be able to watch BBC 4, the children’s channels CBBC and Cbeebies, the news channel BBC News 24, and you will have access to the full range of BBC radio stations.
The benefits of Freesat are that it is the most affordable option on the list, and that you only have to make a one off payment to have Freesat installed in your home: there are no monthly bills. So if you don’t watch TV very often, or you have a holiday home in Spain that you don’t live in full time, this is a great way to ensure you home has English language TV options without adding to your monthly outgoings.
The system will require a small satellite dish to be installed on the outside of your home, or on your terrace if you have an apartment. It is worth noting that in order for this system to be effective at accessing UK channels, you will need to install new BISS codes into the decoder, typically between 2 to 5 months. This is a very easy process which takes 1 minute to enter, but is something you should be aware of when choosing this system.