If you live in an area of South Tyrol without terrestrial reception of the programs broadcast by RAS, there is the possibility to receive these signals form the satellite.
Reception of radio programs
All the radio programs transmitted by RAS are receivable via satellite for free and unencrypted.
Reception of ARD and ZDF TV programs
Das Erste and ZDF are receivable via satellite (Astra – 19,2° Ost) free and unencrypted.
Reception of ORF TV programs
ORF eins, ORF2 and ORF III are encrypted on the satellite (Astra – 19,2° Ost). If you live in a zone which is not provided with digital terrestrial broadcasting you have the right to get a ORF DIGITAL-SAT-Card. In this case we require a written request (Fax or E-Mail), where you tell us your street address and your telephone number. We send your data to ORF DIGITAL and your will get an order form and the account data to pay the card and the activation fee, that costs 18 Euros. After you hand in the signed form the card will be sent by post.
To receive ORF DIGITAL programs your satellite receiver must support the encryption system Irdeto. Each household can have maximum 2 ORF-DIGITAL-SAT-Card. For additional cards a written justification is required.
You cannot use the ORF-DIGITAL-SAT-Card in holiday apartments and second apartments outside the province. You cannot use it to receive the programs TW1, ORF Sport Plus, ATV, Puls 4, Austria 9 and the HD programs of ORF! A prerequisite for obtaining an ORF DIGITAL-SAT card is that the ORF programs cannot already be received via the antenna for terrestrial TV in South Tyrol.
The ORF-local programs from the various federal states are receivable unencrypted via satellite since August 2015.
Reception of SRG TV programs
SRF1 and SRF zwei are encrypted on the satellite (Astra – 19,2° Ost). If you live in a zone which is not provided with digital terrestrial broadcasting you have the right to get a “sat access”-decoder card. To receive the swiss TV programs you need a digital satellite receiver that supports the Viaccess system. Even in this case we need your street address to send you the request form for the decoder card. Than you submit the compleated form to SRG. The cost of the card amounts to a one-time activation fee of CHF 50 and an annual fee of CHF 120. For each houshold we send maximum 2 request forms. For additional cards a written justification is required.
Reception of RAI and private TV programs
Some programs (e.g. Sport events or films) transmitted by RAI and italian private TV programs are encrypted on the satellite (Hotbird – 13,0° Ost). If you live in a zone which is not provided with digital terrestrial broadcasting there is the possibility to receive those programs via the satellite platform “tivù sat”. You can buy the receiving device and the decryption card in specialized stores. You can find more information on the website of “tivù sat”: www.tivusat.tv