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Back in L’Escala for a few weeks, I join a band of Brits dismayed by the disappearance of UK Freesat TV, after a recent satellite move to one with a smaller footprint. Sky is still there, but BBC, ITV1 etc are gone from that platform too.

Sure, there’s a school of thought that says, if you move to another country you should embrace all of it, and leave your former culture behind you. There’s an alternative school of thought that says, bugger that for a game of soldiers. And there’s another, one that I intend to promote actively, that poses a question. If citizens of European Union nations can move freely across its internal borders, where is the logic that denies the same flexibility to television signals?

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  1. Shirley Gash
    May 21, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Hi Q, Your neighbour here has found a solution costing less than 70 euros, will show you if you pop round. x

  2. May 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I’ve found a solution too, Shirl. But my question still stands.

  3. May 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I think you are quite right. I live in the Netherlands and have a SKY box which allows me to watch all of the freesat stuff. Surely freedom of movement of goods and services applies here?

  4. May 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

    hi just left south shields for a few days at thornton lock dunbar for the fishing and a vist to gullane no telly signal at all and thats just crossing the border,, still the view is good and an other bob book to pass the time what more could i want

    • May 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Odd coincidence. My wife left South Shields for a few days in Gullane. That was over 15 years ago, and she’s never been back.

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