I am new in UK. I want to Install my own dish towards Hotbird, Pas 7/10 for Pakistani & European Chennals. Please Guide me it is not Illegal to install private dish as there is DTH system working in UK. Some of my friends told me it is Illegal to install a Dish for viewing FTA channels.
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Yes its illegal to install private dish in Uk unless you apply for a permit from the Information and brocasting agency.
It is NOT illegal
Despite what some town councils (& Sky UK) would like you to beleive.
Size matters though ! (90CM is the legal limit i beleive)
Most satellites (ku) viewable here can be seen with an 80cm so there shouldn't be a problem.
So long as the dish is near 1 metre you should not have any problems.
I use a 1metre (offset) and a 1.25metre (prime focus) both in the back garden, never had any complaints.
Your local Town council might interfere if a neighbour complains so just be a bit thoughtful before you proceed with a big dish. OR if you live in a "conservation area" ... you might be surprised at some places that fall into this trap, so basically, if you can see dishes elsewhere in your area then it must be ok anyway. Just go ahead. But, consider the neighbours ! (they'll have to live with it to)...bear in mind an "offset" dish on a house wall can look very scruffy ! ... especially if it's turned towards the lower Sats in the sky as they look like they are falling off the wall and are bound to cause concerns and complaints, (even i wince when i see this) but if u stick it on a pole or ground stand tidyly near the fence or back wall in the back garden most people here accept them.
HOWEVER, the 1.8m etc C-Band dishes (hardly worth it here anyway) require you to seek proper "Planning Permission" from your local Town Council BEFORE you proceed.
sorry but you are all wrong
the legal limit now is a 1 m dish and a sky mini dish with out permition
you only need planing permition if its a listed building or any part of the dish sticks up highter than the apex of the roof
that's why people use the pulsat2000 sometimes or hide their dishes behind fiberglass roofings, just to conceal their dish.
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There Is Also The Right Of Communication In The Eu Convention On Human Rights. This Law Stands Above The Local Law.
So If You Have A Larger Than 1 Meter Dish Which You Require To Access Your Home Country's Tv Ie Nile Sat 1.5 Meter Dish To Access Egypt You Have A Basic Right To Instal That Dish.
This Human Rights Law Is Already Being Used Regularly In Germany Where The Turkish Have Larger Dishes Than The 1 Meter The Locals Are Allowed And Also In France.
No Reason Not To Invoke This Right In The Uk. Only For Historic And Cultural Reasons Would Your Right Be Overuled Ie A Visible Dish On A Listed Building Of Historic Interest
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