Installing French satellite tv in the Uk

Monthly Archives: December 2018

RMC Sports Now on Fransat

RMC is now live  on Fransat, easy to activate and no contract. 

You can buy just one  month, try it out and purchase 1,3 or 12 months if you like it.  Super Sports bundle, English Premier League, Champions League, French Ligue, Bundesliga, Formula One, tennis………. 

Spending Cuts mean an end to France Ô and France 4


Economies of 190 million Euros by the end of 2022 have been set for French Public broadcasting. The cuts, fall mainly on France Televisions (160 million Euro) The first victims will be The Overseas Channel France Ô currently on Channel 27 and France 4 which will be removed from the TNT line up, during 2019.

Younger viewers are moving to online video and web based entertainment, the focus groups report , headed by The Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen who presented the plan back in July this year, its first tracks to reform the public broadcasting, including the strengthening of regional programs or the switchover of France 4 into an all digital format.

The Overseas France Ô channels programming will be concentrated on the other main channels and France Televisions will maintain a budget of 10 million Euros for their overseas co- productions


Sky and Virgin to Cease TV5 monde and French News

Bad news for most UK viewers, used to having France 24 news ( in French) .

Sky has stopped broadcasting the French language version of France 24  although the English version is still on.

From the France 24 website:

So from next year 2019 it will only be on OTT ( iptv ) so unless you have a suitable  (Vision)  Android box or smart  tv it won’t be available for you.

Also TV5 monde – Sky channel 717, ended 30th November 2018

and Virgin will stop in January.

Extract  from Sky Forum 30thNov2018:


Why tv5 monde has disappeared ? No access anymore to channel 717 (french channel tv5 monde), All my scheduled recording from this  channel have disappeared as well. Now we have message “channel unavailable”,

Does it mean we don t have this channel anymore ?

Thanks to let me know

The solution – easy, I can supply and fit a Free-to-Air satellite system  that receive both TV5monde and France24 in French OR Fransat, TNT to receiver ALL the main French channels TF1, France 2,3,4,5,M6,Arte……etc