Apart from sailing, we go to Turkey quite a lot and nothing is more frustrating than having to watch local TV. From past experience I think the same goes for France, Germany, Spain, Portugal in fact all of Europe!.
Most people would agree that UK TV is the best in the world. The only exception I would say is that the US has perfected the Crime Drama/Thriller genre – and these get imported to the UK anyway.
On my recent trip down to Portugal I collected a few tips from other sailors and live-aboards about what services they use to get UK TV and this is what they came up with:
I like Filmon TV . It not only has the web streaming capability for UK TV it also has music channels, and a host of other categories ranging from “Local Channels” to “Mind Body & Spirit Channels”. They also sell a variety of software or hardware products. You can enable your iPad to become a TV device connected to your cable TV you can even record and pause live TV using these techniques and products…well worth investigation.