Sky via Powerline


Standard Member
Ok, I'm not sure if the technology for this even exists or is readily available, but here goes.

I currently have a Sky+ HD subscription which feeds my living room TV and a multiple-room subscription for a second Sky+ HD box which feeds the TV in the master bedroom. Both of these rooms are on the same side of my second-floor flat as the satellite dish.

I'm considering moving the second Sky box from the master bedroom to the second bedroom which is on the other side of the flat, but I'm concerned that the cost for doing that will be very high, between the fallout itself and the cost of running the cables over the extra distance.

For the past couple of years I've been running a set of powerline adapters to turn my house ring main into a Local Area Network connected to my broadband router. What I'm wondering is whether or not there is similar technology available that can do the same kind of thing with the signal from a satellite dish.

Can this be done? If so, I'd love to hear from anyone that's done something similar.



Established Member
I've been looking into this too. I'll be moving to a listed building where the dish wont be so easy to fit to the main house; there is a separate annex building where I was thinking of fitting the dish and the box and running a cable or powerline from the annex to the main house.

There are some examples of routing the sky box signal in this thread;

How to view Sky HD in another room | AVForums

The thing about powerlines, the bandwidth can be a bit hit or miss - that would be my concern.


Distinguished Member
No, run another cable. Sat IP can do what you want, but you need different hardware and Sky is unlikely to ever support it. Plus you'd need a proper cat 5/6 network not power lines.

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