On december 1, stops the VRT television broadcasts through the ether. Viewers today with a DVB-T-antenna, tv-watching, will have to find an alternative if they have to ‘FC The Champions’, ‘Bumba’ or ‘The Appointment’ want to look. But what will that cost? And will you still be watching tv in your cottage by the sea?
What exactly will change?
Until now, anyone with a DVB-T receiver in Belgium free watch the channels of the public broadcaster, so without a decoder or subscription to, say Telenet or Proximus …
What exactly will change?
Until now, anyone with a DVB-T receiver in Belgium free watch the channels of the public broadcaster, so without a decoder or subscription to, say Telenet or Proximus. That you are only a receiver of around 40 euro for needed, made DVB-T popular in places without internet access or in places where no television was available. In holiday resorts on the coast, for example, or a camper that you land is crossed.
I watched tv via antenna. How can I Eén, Canvas and Ketnet continue to watch?
If you have an internet connection available, you can make the stations of the public broadcasting live and on-demand viewing via VRT Now. That is the cheapest way – you pay for your subscription – and it can be via your computer, or on your smartphone and tablet using the mobile app.
I do have internet, but what if I’d rather be on a television screen, see?
It is possible, for example, with a cable that the schermuitgang of your laptop with a HDMI port on your television connect. Or with an additional device, the image signal wirelessly to your screen send.
Chromecast is a small media player of Google in your tv plug in and that allows you to easily video and audio on your tv can play. Cost: 39 euros.
Apple TV did you have from 159 euro. Here you can VRT Now via Airplay from your smartphone to your tv cast. The VRT has promised that in the future also from your desktop.
Should I pay attention to my data usage if I online check in?
One hour of watching tv at VRT Now consumed according to the public broadcaster about 1 GB of data, so even with the cheaper internet subscriptions in the market are able to for a few hours per day worry-free streaming. Basic Internet, Telenet offers, for example, 150 GB per month for 27,80 euro. At Proximus, you get 100 GB per month for eur 27.50.
You look from your smartphone or tablet via a 4G connection, then you – unless you have an unlimited subscription – best, however, your data usage in the holes.
I have no internet in my apartment by the sea. Now what?
If you are still over the air will continue to watch, you can with a TV Vlaanderen subscription on ‘Antenna TV’. That costs 9.95 euros per month and offers the ability of an antenna to all the major Flemish tv channels to watch. The antenna is ‘portable’ when you are in the summer with the caravan on a trip in Belgium, you can take your favourite stations, so just. However, it is not possible to, for example, only for July and August a contract.
Are there alternatives?
Yes, but that will make you (more) money. At Telenet, you have an analog cable subscription for 17.90 euros per month. For that money you watch the Flemish channels in standard definition, not HD as in DVB-T the case.
Who HD wants to, can purchase a subscription to a digital tv service. That can, in Flanders, via cable (Telenet, Orange), via IPTV (Proximus, Scarlet) or via antenna/satellite (TV Vlaanderen). Telenet (from 27,10 euros per month) and TV Vlaanderen (from 9.95 per month) are the only providers in which you have a separate televisieabonnement shut down, so without for example the internet or a mobile subscription.