Watch the best of UK television all around Switzerland
Since 1990, Sky television has forged the way in home television entertainment to customers within the United Kingdom. It removed many barriers that old fashioned terrestrial television providers were unwilling to break, such as offering pay-per-view events including major sports fixtures and newly released movies. Sky also gave us a much broader range of television, most commonly from the the USA and in more recent years, from other continents including Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
In the past, where there was just the usual suspects 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 two decades later, we are in the digital age of home entertainment where not only can you still access TV via satellite dish, you can also watch content ‘on-demand’ at a time and place of your own preference on numerous technologies at home or away. The world has moved fast and without doubt, Sky has been an integral part of that. Where other TV networks have followed, Sky television has been an innovator and leader of new technologies.
So with such a forward looking attitude, is it any wonder that Sky is just as popular today as it ever was?
With the expansion of the European Union, the world has become a smaller place and with that, many Brits have decided to leave the country and start a new life overseas, most notably in sunnier places 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 regions. We are without doubt a nation of distanced ex-patriots.
However like most Brits, we prefer our television and given the choice, we still prefer to watch our own, native TV entertainment rather than the local offerings. That’s why so many of us who have departed 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 surface from the shadows and start offering 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 ceased or worse still, could put the customer in a position of scrutiny under EU laws. So with that in mind, how can you find a legitimate and legal provider of Sky television?
Finding a quality Sky viewing card provider
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 ideas to locating a supplier you can trust and count on:
1. Secure Website
Look for the lock symbol when looking for Sky TV in Switzerland. If their website is secure, it shows you they have taken measures to secure your data and ensure your credit card data is only transmitted over a secure, encrypted connection. Google treats 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 Business
If you’re buying a Sky card using a UK credit card, your best bet is to buy from a UK provider. By doing so, your purchase will be protected under UK law but also, you’ll be able to talk to an English language speaking native if you ever need help. Any trustworthy supplier can ship a Sky viewing card to virtually any country across Europe as the courier fees are low and delivery should be quick and simply.
3. Telephone Support
Find a seller that offers telephone as well as email support. Email only customer service tends to ensure you are kept at arms length, whilst telephone calls give you the chance to talk to someone and find out what their support is like. If you get through, ask some pressing questions and then get the idea for whether you can rely on this supplier.
4. Avoid Being Scammed
Ebay is rife with fake and hacked Sky cards. The same is true for online forums, Facebook pages and a number of other social media websites. If they don’t have a website with a permanent business locality, do not trust these sellers. Consistently, they will send you a bogus card that either works temporarily and will get cut off shortly after use!
Be comfortable with your selection!
Once you’ve found a supplier who ticks all of the above boxes, you should be ready to go online and buy your service. Getting Sky TV overseas is fairly easy in most European countries nowadays but locating a supplier who is trustworthy and professional is another problem altogether. So with just a little homework and due diligence, you should be able to make a well judged and wise choice.