I ordered Chinese take-out yesterday and was given two fortune cookies. Both fortunes are appropriate: (1) "You are soon going to change your present line of work"; (2) "Your path is arduous but will be amply rewarding."
I've been e-mailing DirecTV back and forth the past couple of days. I asked if DirecTV offered service in the U.K. They responded by telling me it was illegal for them to provide service outside of the U.S., and that they cannot condone illegal activities. I responded that this was bullshit, as I know for a fact that DirecTV is available in Panamá. They then informed me that this service is offered not by DirecTV but by DirecTV Latin America. <sigh> Well, is there an equivalent subsidiary or sister company or whatever in the U.K. or Europe, perhaps a DirecTV Europe? "We apologize for the inconvenience as we won't be able to provide you with any information for any equivalent service for Europe or Great Britain." Argh! So I've asked me if they can point me to a possible source for such information. I have yet to receive a response.
Since I'm only really interested in Chargers football games via DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package, I doubt I'd waste my money on acquiring a t.v. license (England requires a license for any t.v., VCR, or broadcast-receiving computer) unless I could find a service that enabled me to get the football. I suppose I can always get a friend to e-mail me the games after downloading them off his Tivo or something.