British TV in France 'how to' 

A quick guide to British television in France after the big changes on the satellites in February 2014


Domestic British 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 considering as   Find out more...

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.
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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 9
9 % 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.

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