Sky TV in Germany

#1
Has anyone here got the German version of Sky TV? Does it compare at all to the British version?

The long-haired Oberst isn't keen on English language TV, so I'm thinking about the German version...
 

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#2
I had brit shy, 80cm dish and youre good to go. I had kraut telly, Premier IIRC. It was crap, hardly watched it and a waste of money, the "many channels in english" mostly meant CNN and one or two others, admittedly I think I only had the basic package but the cost of the additional was too much for me to justify.

Sky Freeview the way forwards.
 
#3
Most of the programmes on German Sky are available in either English or German, with subtitles in either language as well (I believe). This certainly applies to the film channels.
 
#4
I have just got a Freesat box. When setting it up I found more German channels than you could shake a stick at! £60 for the dish, £100 for the tuner and no monthly bills. Massively tempted to give the dish a wiggle to get the German channels back to check out the ermm interesting nature programs......

No idea of the quality of the content, my German was never much good.
 
#5
There are 3rd party companies who can act as a reseller of British Sky TV to you in Germany. It's not strictly allowed as I came to understand, but you can get it.
 
#6
Forks said:
There are 3rd party companies who can act as a reseller of British Sky TV to you in Germany. It's not strictly allowed as I came to understand, but you can get it.
Hi Forks, I think he is after German TV in UK, not the other way around?
 
#7
Ah, I see. I didn't read the first post fully. I just assumed that since Sky TV is a brand name (I think) for the British company, that was what he wanted.

German TV is all stolen from the US and dubbed anyway.
 
#8
I came over from Germany with an 80cm dish and a German Freeview box a couple of years ago. I still pay for Sky, but I get hundreds of free-to-air German channels to keep the boxhead happy. Ask someone in Germany to send a box to you.
 

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