Since 1990, Sky television has forged the way in home television entertainment to subscribers within the United Kingdom.
It destroyed many barriers that established terrestrial television providers were unable to break, such as offering pay-per-view events including major sports fixtures and latest released movies.
Sky also gave us a much wider range of television, most notably from the United States and in more recent years, from other places including Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
In the past, where there was just the usual range of BBC and ITV channels to deliver the same boring choice of TV shows, Sky suddenly opened up a whole universe of television entertainment.
Now more than two decades later, we are in the technological age of home entertainment where not only can you still watch TV via satellite dish, you can also watch content ‘on-demand’ at a time and place of your own desire on numerous devices at home or away.
The world has moved fast and without doubt, Sky has been an major part of that.
Where other TV stations 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 universal today as it ever was?
Watch the best of UK television all across France
With the expansion of the European Union, the world has become a smaller planet.
With that, many Brits have decided to leave home 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 countries.
We are without doubt a nation of expanding ex-patriots.
However like most Brits, we favour our television and given the choice, we still prefer to watch our own, familiar TV entertainment rather than the local offerings.
That’s why so many of us who have departed the country, still have the longing to watch UK TV where they live.
This rising demand has led to many overseas suppliers of Sky TV in France to arise from the shadows and start offering UK television abroad.
The issue 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.
Worse still, these services could put the customer in a position of difficulty 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 seller
Believe it or not but there are a good range of reputable suppliers of Sky viewing cards.
But separating them from the rogues is the difficult trick.
Here’s a few ways to locating a supplier you can trust and count on:
Look for the lock symbol when searching for a reputable supplier of UK television service sin your local area.
If their website is secure, it shows you they have taken steps to secure your data and ensure your credit card details 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 security, don’t use them and move onto the next one.
UK Business Address
If you’re purchasing a Sky card using a UK credit card, your best option is to buy from a UK supplier.
By doing so, your transaction will be protected under UK law but also, you’ll be able to chat to an English language speaking native if you ever need help.
Any reliable supplier can post a Sky viewing card to virtually any country across Europe as the postage fees are low and delivery should be quick and easy.
Select a seller that offers telephone as well as email support.
Email only backup tends to ensure you are kept at a distance, whilst telephone calls give you the opportunity to talk to someone and find out what their support is like.
If you get through, ask a few questions and then get the idea for whether you can count on this supplier.
Online auctions tend to list a large number of fake and hacked Sky cards.
The same can be said for online forums, Facebook pages and numerous 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 disconnected shortly after use!
Be satisfied with your choice!
Once you’ve found a supplier who ticks all of the above criteria, you should be ready to go online and purchase your service.
Accessing Sky TV in France is fairly straightforward 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 checks, you should be able to make a well judged and wise choice.