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Television ?

Asked by: 3rd March 2014

We are regular visitors to the Coronas Apts complex in CT and understand there are currently problems with getting a good satellite signal to enable viewing of TV from the UK. Is this a common problem across the island or particular to this site? Cheers Gillyb


10 Answers

  1. Tom Iles on Mar 03, 2014

    This is not only a problem for Lanzarote but Spain and Southern France also. They have adjusted the satellite output to improve reception for the UK and now the rest of Europe has a problem. Apparently to receive good reception you need to have a dish the size of Wembley Stadium. The way forward appears to be via the internet.

  2. Gill Blakemore on Mar 03, 2014

    Cheers Tom, out to CT in two weeks so will have to make sure we set up to video back home as unlikely we’ll be doing much viewing over there!!!

  3. Kevin Burton on Mar 03, 2014

    regretfully, the Internet speed in costa teguise is unable to support streaming of programmes, consequently you spend all your time waiting for it to buffer. TV installers are looking at new ways and some are suggesting fibre optics but I wouldn’t hold your breath. We were advised to wait until September before taking any action. in the meantime no bbc or ITV etc.

    • Gill Blakemore on Mar 04, 2014

      Ah well Kevin, looks like it’s going to be a TV free holiday, plenty of books in the apartment so will be able to catch up on reading !! Thanks for your comments, regards Gill.

    • Steve p on Mar 05, 2014

      Internet speed is very slow there Kevin its not as bad there as in Places like Club La Santa unless its got better in the last 2 to 3 years

  4. David myers on Mar 04, 2014

    What no BBC or ITV sounds good to me

  5. Kevin Burton on Mar 04, 2014

    Me too. Plenty to keep you occupied around the Island and in CT if you don’t drive. Have a good holiday.

  6. david charles hind on Mar 04, 2014

    soap free island,i love it :0)

    • Tom Iles on Mar 04, 2014

      Can smell you coming a mile away David.

  7. Steve p on Mar 05, 2014

    We would never get time to watch TV there so we don’t miss it. To many other things to do and see, Had a week there last November and still did not get the time do all we wanted hope fully going back sometime this year for at least 10 days longer if I had it all my way