The Basics

Due to the emergence of high-speed broadband internet connectivity in the developed world and IPTV (internet protocol television), watching television from practically any country to country is now very possible. Television from the United Kingdom is incredibly popular and with several million British expats all spread far and wide around the world, demand for UK television services have never been greater. IPTV provides the answer to that problem.

What is IPTV?

Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is a system through which television services are delivered using the Internet protocol suite over a packet-switched network such as a LAN or the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal, and cable television formats. Ok, so that sounds like a load of technical nonsense so here’s a more basic overview of how it works…

How does your service work?

Delivering UK TV to your home abroad is a basic two staged approach.

Firstly, you need us as a provider to deliver all the TV channels that someone living in the UK can receive. As most TV is localised, there’s literally no way you could received UK TV using an aerial or a satellite dish from another continent. So our team does the clever part by connecting what is called a “placeshift” device to a regular UK TV set-top box, such as a Freeview receiver, which then converts the output signal into a format that is ready to be streamed over the internet.

Streaming live UK TV pictures requires a large amount of bandwidth and a fast internet speed so the majority of our customers systems are housed in our own dedicated datacentre in the North of England. From there, your pictures are converted and streamed direct to you over the internet, ready for you to receive

How do I receive your pictures?

Firstly, you must have broadband internet connectivity. Receiving our pictures using our UK TV systems simply requires the purchase of our Blade Stream Freeview set-top box as explained below.

If you signed up to our service, a set-top box will be shipped to your home which you can connect directly to your television set and use just like a regular Freeview receiver. This incredibly popular package takes the hassle and technicalities out of watching UK TV and gives you a system that it easy to use and quick to set up.

Can your team assist me?

Of course! Our team can help you choose the ideal package to suit your viewing requirements. DemandUKTV offers the most comprehensive packages around. No other supplier has the choice or value we offer.