06 December 2010 @ 00:33
It is not "illegal" to watch TV from another Country in Spain, there are no Spanish Law's relating to this. There have been certain EU directives that discuss borderless TV.
If SKY find out you are watching SKY in Spain they will cut your card off. FACT
If you get a card through an agent who will deal with getting you a card and having all contact with SKY you will not have any problems.
When Telmicro had an issue sometime ago a reporter from the local press asked one of the Investigators if people would be loosing SKY and was told that providing they had a legitimate card and box and had there own dish that they are doing nothing wrong, if you google "Telmicro raided" you can find the story.
YES - SKY states very clearly in all paperwork that by using its equipment outside of the UK that you are in breach of contract as using outside of UK is against the "Customer agreement"
Nobody has ever been prosecuted for watching SKY SPORTS or any SKY channels in Spain.
The demand for SKY in Spain has really increased paticularily as people that have spent a lot of money on the latest HD Televisions realise that they need a SKY HD or FREESAT HD box to get a "true" Huigh definition picture.