Watch German Channels in the UK

German satellite tv covers all your familiar favourite channels, many now in HD. All these are  free, without subscription.

In addition there is now HD+ . A card for 6 months costing around £100 will give ALL the HD  channels. The receiver must be ci+.

Recently another pay-tv system  became available in Germany recently – FreeNet a strange name for a subscription service  . Similar to HD+ it offers more HD versions of existing channels

German TV has retained the 7 day EPG ( Electronic  Programme Guide )  system, I offer many choices of receiver, both single tuner and twin tuner with recording disc, for use with German tv all having the 7 day Guide available.

Below are the Channels available grouped Main ( without Chat lines and Shopping Channels) , Children’s Channels, Austrian and Swiss Channels


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Free German  channels Package 1


Receivers for German tv

Budget Choice: The reliable and versatile Amiko 265, the latest in the HD mini series from Amiko. Easy to use, versatile and has backup/restore function built in. External recording drive option

The Zgemma twin is E2 based, at a great price. All the avantages of plug-ins for adding features, reliable fast box proving very popular all over Europe. Particularly good with the iPab image software which has a good set of instructions. External recording drive.

Want the latest 4k receiver ? The twin tuner Mutant HD51_4k is ultra fast in operation. Its E2 based firmware enables plug-ins for programme guide, streaming and many more additions. Can have Internal Hard drive recorder fitted

Dishes for German tv

Single lnb coated steel dish from Triax or Technomate,  with tm1 or similar good lnb, with low noise and high gain. This combination gives good signal strength in most uk areas.

For UK  Freesat and German Channels OR German Plus Swiss SRG SSR channels, a 64cm or 78cm dish with 2  lnbs together with the Above receivers from Mutant or Amiko. Can have recording Hard drive recorder.

For German and  French Channels an 80cm dish with 2  lnbs together with the Technisat S4 or S6 receiver will deliver all the main channels. Can have recording Hard drive recorder.

For customers wanting a motorised dish to receive other satellites along with German I can  offer 80cm or 100cm dish on Technomate mount with Technomate HD or Mutant HD ( and 4k) receivers

If you want to combine Czech Skylink or Czech free channels package  with channels from another satellite, eg English Freesat ,  French or German, you can choose a motorised dish or a multi satellite dish . The Thomson Skylink and the Amiko HD are  both capable of multi-satellite tuning.

Wave Frontier T55 wide angle dish

Motorised 1m dish can receive any satellite from 30 degrees west to 42 east, in most places.

Multi satellite Wide angle dish with up to 4 or 5 satellites on a Toroidal dish with 40 degree spread

Multi sat ( up to 4 or 5 satellites ) on a standard Parabolic dish – 20 degree spread



If you would like all the possible HD channels from Germany, you can buy the HD+ module & Card, which gives you:
RTL HD, Sat 1 HD, ProSieben HD,
VOX HD, Kabel Eins HD, RTL 2 HD,
Sport 1 HD, Nickelodeon HD,
Comedy Central HD, SIXX HD and N24 HD in addition to all the German channels listed above.
You will need the Technisat HD receiver


It has been announced that the Freenet service is to close on satellite and continue only on terrestrial transmission. 

Don’t worry unduly as all your Freenet subscription channels are available on satellite free to air, just for the moment not in HD. Over the coming 12 months most will be upgraded to HD anyway.

source BroadbandtvNews

6 thoughts on “Watch German Channels in the UK”

  1. What should I buy you that records uk television that will be compatible with my HUMAX CI-8100 DV3 common Interface box which I use for the German tv, a satellite dish and Marmitex powermid receivers? Thanks Philippa

    • Hi Philippa, although the Humax is capable of multi satellite, so with a suitable 2 lnb dish you could receive both Astra 1(German) and Astra 2 (UK) channels,the ci8100 is quite an old DVB model which only receives standard def channels and can only record via the scart, so you would need a video recorder or DVD recorder.
      A much better solution would be to update the receiver to a DVB s2 type, these can receive all the HD channels and can record on a memory stick or an HDD, which are now relatively cheap from PC world, ebuyer, currys etc.
      For a complete quote with a range of receivers and UK/German dish please fill in the quote form :
      1. Go to home page and watch this video Coordinates Help Video
      2. Click the “Quote Me” button on the German page
      Best Regards

  2. Although my Satellite dish engineer tells me that my dish is definitely directed at Astra 1, – and he has shown me it on his meter, – when I pull up the receiver’s satellite list on the TV screen it lists 61 of them (all ticked), including Hotbird and Astra 1, etc, but only BADR-2 (on E 26.0) is shown as receiving any signal at all – and this very good, at 91% signal intensity and 85% signal quality. As a result, I can only tune in to very few of the German channels, which I wish to watch. How can I get the full Astra 1 content?
    P.S. It is an old dish, but a relatively new TV (2017) and a brand new receiver box.

    • I doubt its BADR 2, its most likely Astra 1 with that sort of signal level. You probably just need to update the TP (transponders or frequencies) list for Astra 1 these are changing all the time on all satellites although Astra 1 and 2 ( German and UK ) are usually stable for years. Look for a “blind search” facility on your receiver. Some manufacturers also refer to blind search as automatic search, so its confusing. What you need is the receiver to ignore its current list and scan the satellite for TPs , building a new list. Then scan the new list for channels.If you are stuck let me know which receiver make & model it is.

  3. Hi, thanks for this really good summary.
    If I want to get UK freeview and German TV here in London through one satellite dish would the below setup work:
    technomate 65cm solid dish
    two dual lnbs
    Mutant HD51 4K receiver
    Thanks again


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