Residents of apartment blocks and flats frequently want to have Sky TV or a foreign language TV. However, planning rules do not always allow separate dishes to be installed on blocks of flats or apartments – so dish sharing is often mandatory. OXFORD AERIALS are able to offer a very flexible approach to providing these systems.
Global Feed: The simplest solution is to feed Sky satellite signals from a shared dish to everyone, finishing with a satellite outlet in each flat (normally to the living room point). Residents can then simply subscribe to Sky if and when they want to in the same way as house holders – but without the need for a seperate dish for every flat.
Selective Feed: In the situation whereby not all residents in the block want Sky TV, global feed may not be appropriate. In these circumstances OXFORD AERIALS will just provide the ‘head end’ of the satellite system and only connect residents who request it. Others can then be added in the future if they wish.
Either the landlord can pay for the ‘head end’ leaving residents to pay for their own connections or we can offset the installation cost to the system users.
These options therefore permit landlords and property managers to supply a Sky TV signal to residents without conflicting with planning regulations.
Single Cable System: There has long been a problem in blocks of flats where tenants have been unable to make the best use of their Sky+HD service. This is because in some blocks of flats there is only one aerial cable to the flat and there needs to be two cables to watch one channel whilst recording another.
However, we now have a solution to this problem.
Due to the introduction of Sky Q and the associated ‘head end’ equipment we can now deliver the required signals down one existing single cable. This also avoids having to ‘over wire’ the flats with a second cable on newly built apartments/flats/tower blocks.
This solution at last allows property managers, private landlords and housing associations to provide tenants with the full Sky+HD and Sky Q service.