Enjoy the best of UK television all across Portugal

Since the nineties, Sky television has forged the way in home television entertainment to customers within the United Kingdom. It removed many barriers that traditional terrestrial television channels were unable to break, such as delivering pay-per-view events including major sports fixtures and recently released movies. Sky also provided us a much varied range of television, most commonly from the America and in more recent years, from other regions including Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

In the past, where there was just the usual range of BBC and ITV networks to deliver the same rigid choice of TV shows, Sky instantly opened up a whole universe of television entertainment.

Now more than a quarter of a century later, we are in the internet age of home entertainment where not only can you still access TV via satellite transmission, you can also watch programmes ‘on-demand’ at a time and place of your own preference on numerous devices at home or on-the-move. The world has evolved fast and without doubt, Sky has been an influential part of that. Where other TV channels have followed, Sky television has been an innovator and leader of new technologies.

So with such a forward focussed attitude, is it any wonder that Sky is just as popular today as it ever was?

With the growth of the European Union, the world has become a smaller place and with that, many Brits have decided to leave the motherland and start a new life overseas, most notably in sunnier climates such as Spain, Portugal, southern France, Italy and Greece. Some however have migrated to the likes of Switzerland, Austria, Poland and many other eastern European nations. We are without doubt a nation of distanced ex-patriots.

However like most Brits, we favour our television and given the possibility, we still prefer to watch our own, native TV entertainment rather than the local offerings. That’s why so many of us who have left the country, still have the desire to watch UK TV where they live. This growing demand has led to many overseas suppliers of Sky television to arise from the shadows and start supplying UK television abroad.

The problem is, there are many companies who are operating outside of the law and in many cases, offering pirated and illegal services that could be closed down or worse still, could put the customer in a position of enquiry under EU laws. So with that in mind, how can you find a credible and legal provider of Sky television?

Finding a reputable Sky viewing card seller

Consider it or not but there are a good handful of reliable suppliers of Sky viewing cards but separating them from the rogues is the difficult trick. Here’s a few ways to finding a supplier you can trust and count on:

1. Secure Site

Look for the lock icon when searching for Sky TV in Portugal. If their website is secure, it shows you they have taken moves to secure your data and ensure your credit card details is only transmitted over a secure, encrypted connection. Google ranks sites using HTTPS with greater priority so if you’ve found a site that doesn’t use SSL, ignore them and move onto the next one.

2. UK address

If you’re buying a Sky card using a UK credit card, your best choice is to buy from a UK supplier. By doing so, your payment will be protected under UK law but also, you’ll be able to speak to an English language speaking native if you ever need advice. Any reliable supplier can send a Sky viewing card to virtually any country across Europe as the postage fees are low and delivery should be quick and easy.

3. Telephone

Choose a seller that offers telephone as well as email support. Email only backup tends to ensure you are kept at arms length, whilst telephone calls give you the ability to talk to someone and find out what their support is like. If you get through, ask some pressing questions and then get the feel for whether you can count on this supplier.

4. Avoid Scammers

Online auctions are filled with fake and hacked Sky cards. The same is true for online forums, Facebook pages and a number of other social media platforms. If they don’t have a website with a permanent business location, do not trust these sellers. More often than not, they will send you a crappy card that either works temporarily and will get cut off shortly after use!

Be satisfied with your choice!

Once you’ve chosen a supplier who ticks all of the above needs, you should be ready to go online and buy your Sky TV in Portugal service. Getting Sky TV overseas is fairly straightforward in most European countries nowadays but settling on a supplier who is trustworthy and professional is another matter altogether. So with just a little homework and due diligence, you should be able to make an informed and wise choice.