Most of the popular channels have now migrated to the new Satellite leaving expats with little or no TV to watch. Paid Sky viewers still have some channels available, but not BBC, ITV or C4. Although Sky is set to move their entire program schedule it is unknown as to when this will happen. It is still possible to receive some lesser known channels, such as Movies for Men, true movies and some advertising programs on Free Sat boxes. Some parts of Europe with dishes over 3m are able to receive weak signals of BBC, but due to the narrow footprint of the new satellite, changing dish seems a fruitless exercise at this time.
Most people are looking at internet TV as a substitute and can currently view BBC, ITV and C4 on Film On for free and with no subscription…for more information see www.themadeiratimes.com