Our property is now SkyQ ready, but in the meanwhile, we have just given up and put a dish on our balcony and took out a contract with a different service provider. Now that the market on TV services is liberated in Europe, it proves to shop around - going just across the channel cuts your bill in half, and all services have both the local and the OST (original/english) sound track nowadays. You might have to deal with ads in e.g. Dutch or German, but due to more strict advertising regulations they’re at least not as obnoxious as the UK ones.
For comparison, “basic” TV Vlaanderen service, which includes e.g. the MTV groups, Discovery/NGC groups, Fox and one adult channel (pretty much the equivalent of the Entertainment bundle) puts you out of pocket for €14.90, which is roughly £13.5.
If you’d look at e.g. German Sky, which has pretty much direct overlap with the UK services, sells you their package for €12.5 or €25 (depends on if you qualify for their new customer offer), which is £22 £11 a month.
Canal+ France’s “basic” package costs you €19 per month, which is roughly £17.
Now, the fun bit is, due to EU regulation, providers need to allow you to use your own receiver. As a consequence, switching providers is really easy nowadays if your dish is aligned to Astra 19.2 - if your introductory offer expires, you just go to a different provider, and the only thing which happens is that they sent you a new viewing card from the new provider, very much like you’d change banks and get issued a new debit card. New customer offers are usually available again after not being a customer for twelve months in most cases.
It pays to shop around, and you’re not necessarily limited to what you would find in the UK.