How to Watch British TV in Thailand

August 1, 2012
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If you are getting bored with the game shows and soaps on Thai TV, you then might be interested in a way to watch live television all the way from the UK. A new service has just been launched called Thai Expat TV. What you get is the basic 8 channels live from the UK: BBC1, BBC2,  ITV1, ITV2, ITV4, CH4, Film 4 and More 4. In addition, there are two delayed channels for each channel. For example, if you watch BBC1 +18 you can watch last night’s television here in Thailand the following evening. This is really useful as the time difference would have meant staying up until the early hours of the morning to watch prime time TV.

To watch you don’t need a satellite dish, just a good internet connection of at least 3MB. You then have the choice of signing up for the software option where you watch on your computer, or buying a box to watch on your big screen. If you are not sure if it will work properly, you can sign up for a free trial so that you can test it out first. That’s what I did and I was happy with the quality. If you do decide to go ahead and sign-up, then be sure to use one of these promo codes that will give you three months viewing for free. Offer runs out on Friday 3rd August.

OLYMPIC3: Buy set top box + 1 year subscription – Get 3 months FREE!
OLYMPIC3: Buy a 1 year software player package – Get 3 months FREE!
OLYMPIC1: Buy 1 month software player package – Get 1 month FREE!*

*Pay the setup cost of THB 300 for the 1st month only. Consecutive monthly payments of THB 600 will then be in effect. 

4 Responses to How to Watch British TV in Thailand

  1. Jan
    August 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    They might run in legal issues same as other similar services, so if you sign up i’d choose a shorter billing cycle.

  2. Richard Barrow
    August 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    That’s actually good advice. Thanks for that.

  3. maureen obrien
    August 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Is the set up cost actually only TB 300? Doesn’t sound right? I have heard that it is TB 5,000. Please advise…thanks, Maureen O’Brien

    • Richard Barrow
      August 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      If you click through to the website, you will see that they say this when you go to order: “600 THB Monthly + 300 THB Setup Fee”

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