Watching Japanese TV channels in the UK (15)

1 Name: Couch Potato : 2006-12-07 21:32 ID:2t+T7jh6

I'm wondering what the best way would be to receive and watch Japanese television - not just the anime and j-dorama, but all of the other stuff too - in my own home in sunny Britain. Ideally a complete package with all the major Japanese television channels (NHK, Nippon, Fuji, etc).

The only ways I've thought of doing it are:

  1. Internet streaming stuff - I've only found a couple of channels available streaming over the internet, and a) they seem to only be available at certain times, b) aren't actually live and so play the same clip over and over, and c) they are shitty, shitty channels. Am I missing some awesome place on the intrabutts?
  2. Purchasing an extensive satellite TV package - I'm not even sure where to begin with this. Is it expensive? Do they all require huge satellite dishes? Would there even be one with extensive Japanese channels available to me in the UK?

Are there any other obvious ways I'm completely missing? I'm asking here in case someone has gone through something like this, perhaps to receive foreign television from somewhere else. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks in anticipation.

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