Re: fees and the like...
I live about 600 miles south of London.
I point a dish at the Clarke-belt and receive & watch around fifty BBC/UK non encrypted TVs signals.
I do not pay Crapita for a UK tv-license, the door-to-door guy hasn't been round recently.
It's called "FreeSat" and it is free. . . .some weeks there are three or four interesting programmes shown!