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How do you get the British tv channels in Cyprus?


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By Roy Colman - Posted on
04 January 2012
Can anyone advise how to get British tv channels or any English speaking channels in Cyprus?
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Hiya Roy! With the advent of the Internet it's easier and cheaper than ever to watch UK tv in Cyprus. Alternatively, you can opt to install a satellite, which will be expensive. 

Still though, if you have a broadband connection (you'll need this), you can open what's called a VPN (virtual private network - essentially a UK Internet address) and stream all your favourite shows live, or watch them via certain services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Sky Player, etc. There's tons of service providers who can help you do this, and it usually costs just over 100 pounds per year to maintain the network account. 

Then, if you want to get really fancy, you can get a cable that connects your computer to your tv, and boom - you're sorted; can imagine you now sitting in front of the telly eating a pita bread and belly laughing to AbFab ;)


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I've heard of some people purchasing a VPN (From VPNgates.com I believe) which is often used by businesses for secure surfing. Your ISP can not see what you're surfing, sending etc while you're logged in. The website gives a detailed guide as to how to set one up and also provides a long list of different ones available. For your case I think a British VPN would be perfect.

After setting it up, hook your pc or laptop up to your tv and go to which ever channel's website to watch the content.

IF your ISP has blocked the port VPNs connect from, use an open VPN. They run slightly different from regular VPNs but are essentially the same in allowing you access.

UK VPNs usually cost $15 a month, I recommend buying only a month at first to see if it is the thing for you. A yearly subscription is often a far better investment but it would be better to start small.

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Hiya, I was living in Paphos for few months last year, and managed to watch UK TV shows on my PC with one of those VPN thingys, I used www.laptoptelly.com seem to do the trick, theres plenty of different ones out there now by the looks of it, are fine providing your connection is fast enough, got a Netflix account aswell now, never bored now!

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Hello Roy, If you are looking for easy of use, comfort, and wish for something to replace a sky system using the internet, there are now various IPTV set top boxes available. I would recommend the system from uktvcyprus.co.uk
Kind Regards
Spencer

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Hi, Roy

Most of the UK channels have been lost due to the digital change over. I went to Cyprus last month and took my parents apple TV 2, then signed up to air parrot (£8 to install) to mirror what is being shown on their PC to the TV (FlimOn will give you bbc 1 and 2, itv, channel 4 and channel 5 plus some sky channels and its free). Otherwise I suggest getting a VPN router or software or another option is expat telly. If you are in CY full time it could be a good option:

http://www.expattelly.com/

I hope this helps.

Sarah

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Euxaristw Sarah! Ithela sky sports F1 alla me proxy/VPN den exei HD kanalia apo sky dystixos oute to sky 3D kanali :( kalitera na meino stin agglia lol

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Download Filmon tv app works great on iPad

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Uktvcyprus box is super it's like a pandoras box u can even siber the net ,listen radio, whhach wideos , you tube and more .
Satisfide custumer
Bora Bora

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Uk tv cyprus is super
Bora

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www.changeipvpn.com is a pretty reliable VPN for BBC Channels online

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Filmon is the way to go

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Also try this - www.ntv.mx

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Please any comment on the Elvicom new system seems a bit Funny only CASH AND NO RECEIPT FOR SKY etc
Peter.

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