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User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Haven't had a thread like this since 2002.

Well the question is simple, what is the TV like in your country? channels etc.

Australian television has 5 major stations:

  • Seven Network
  • Nine Network
  • Network Ten
  • ABC
  • SBS

    As well as these 5 major channels, there is 7HD, 9HD, One, SBS World News, ABC2, ABC3, SBS2.

    All channels broadcast advertisments of about 10-15 per hour, except for the ABC.

    Freeview Australia, is coming in April 2009, which will bring 15 channels. www.freeview.com.au

    The ratings war for 2008, had Seven win the year overall, with Nine coming 2nd and Ten 3rd.

    There are a few cable and satelite television services available throughout Australia. The major two are Foxtel and Austar.

    So what is the television in your country like?

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    User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

    TV is crap here in America.

    It is all biased to the liberals. So I watch Fox News. (as I am right now)



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    User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2840 times:



    Quoting JFKMan (Reply 1):
    TV is crap here in America.

     checkmark 

    Quoting JFKMan (Reply 1):
    So I watch Fox News.

     Wow!


    Might as well get the best crap.  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

    Sorry couldn't resist.


    User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2829 times:



    Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 2):
    Might as well get the best crap.

    Its a good one and I respect you for it!


    Just never watch MSNBC in the US!

     Big grin



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    User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2822 times:



    Quoting JFKMan (Reply 3):
    Its a good one and I respect you for it!

    Thanks, I meant no offense, nice of you not to assume it. And I have to respect you for that.

    Quoting JFKMan (Reply 3):
    Just never watch MSNBC in the US!

    Oh I have stopped watching ANY US mainstream news network a few years back. They are all the same, I get to know stuff usually online (not from their websites either) and I feel I am better informed.

    Not to say Australians are any better, I am sick of the self centered righteousness I smell hearing the NPR during the hours they broadcast IIRC Australia Pacific. Also watching some of the stuff The Chasers picked up on, I have no illusions. On a serious note, I think the media is responsible for nearly all the problems between nations.


    User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2818 times:



    Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 4):
    Thanks, I meant no offense, nice of you not to assume it. And I have to respect you for that.

    Ya dont worry  Smile

    Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 4):
    Oh I have stopped watching ANY US mainstream news network a few years back. They are all the same, I get to know stuff usually online (not from their websites either) and I feel I am better informed.

    I get my news from the internet and Fox.



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    User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3359 posts, RR: 9
    Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

    In Canada you get quite a bit of stuff especially if you have digital because then you get a lot of specialty channels depending on your provider.

    The Major Canadian networks are:

    - CBC
    - CTV
    - City TV
    - Global
    - A Channel to a lesser extent

    The US Networks we get are:

    - CBS
    - NBC
    - ABC
    - Fox
    - A&E
    - CNN
    - TLC
    - Spike TV

    The Sports Channels we get are:

    - Rogers Sportsnet
    - TSN (owned 20% by ESPN so we get a lot of their shows)
    - The Score

    For a typical Rogers package we get these specialty channels without having digital:

    - YTV
    - CBC Newsworld
    - CP24
    - Women TV
    - MuchMusic
    - BBC World
    - CMT
    - Bravo
    - History channel
    - Discovery Channel Canada
    - Teletoon
    - The Comedy Network
    - HGTV
    - Speed TV
    - Peachtree TV
    - Space
    - MTV Canada
    - The Family Channel
    - BNN
    - TV Tropolis
    - AMC
    - OLN



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    User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
    Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2805 times:



    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Seven Network

    Crap.

    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Nine Network

    Crap.

    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Network Ten

    Crap.

    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    ABC

    Meh..can't be bothered with most of ABC, the only thing I watch is the news and the 7:30 report.

    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    SBS

    Most of it is crap, except for Top gear and some documentaries.

    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    7HD, 9HD

    More crap in HD.



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    User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8122 posts, RR: 26
    Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

    Japanese television is possibly the worst in Asia outside of China. It's a dizzying array of dumb commercials (LIFE UP!!), boring family dramas (Kenji wants to go to medical school, but Kenji's parents can't afford it!), boring news (winter home fires by oil-heated stoves), infomercials, and pointless variety shows that either a. make fun of non-japanese people b. make fun of the same group of popular comedians or c. feature the same group of popular comedians.

    The only bright spots are the incredible quality of the HD signals, particularly on the Broadcast Satellite public network. Every now and then NHK and Fuji Television, among others, have some spectacular travel documentaries that really take HD to its full potential. Unfortunately even the variety and all that other crap are broadcast in HD as well. There are a few high-quality news discussion shows as well, but they are never prime time and only air after 10 pm when nobody is really watching.



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    User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8450 posts, RR: 10
    Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2770 times:
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    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Haven't had a thread like this since 2002

    That's what the search tells you but I know I posted in a similar thread last year.

    Anyway....

    4 free to air channels, three of them from the national broadcaster.

    Subscription satellite with about 90 TV channels. Some additional specialist channels available for an extra charge.



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    User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
    Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2761 times:



    Quoting JFKMan (Reply 1):
    TV is crap here in America.

    Where isn't it crap? TV has de-generated into something, where people try out the most ridiculous stuff.

    In Costa Rica, the major terrestrial networks are (none of them have terrestrial HD and no digital TV à la DVB-T):

    Channel 4: Repretel
    Channel 6: Repretel
    Channel 7: Televisoras de Costa Rica (Teletica)
    Channel 11: Repretel
    Channel 13: SINART (Public Television)
    Channel 33: Televisoras de Costa Rica (Teletica)
    Channel 42: Extra TV (The TV Station of the infamous Diario Extra tabloid)

    For Cable, there is only Cabletica (which also belongs to Televisoras de Costa Rica) and Amnet. As for satellite TV, you need to subscribe to Sky (or simply put, donate your money to Ruper Murdoch's evil empire).

    In my home town of Hamburg, these are the terrestrial channels available. Notice that I'm not saying on which channel they are, because due to DVB-T digital TV, the channels share their respective VHF/UHF frequencies:

    ARD Das Erste
    ZDF
    ZDF dokukanal
    3sat
    ARTE
    NDR Fernsehen
    MDR Fernsehen
    Phoenix
    RTL
    RTL 2
    Super RTL
    VOX
    SAT 1
    Pro Sieben
    Kabel 1
    N24
    EuroSport
    Ki.Ka
    9Live
    WDR Fernsehen
    Bayerisches Fernsehen
    Eins Extra
    Hamburg 1
    Bibel TV
    ZDFinfokanal
    MonA TV

    If you want cable in my home town, you better call Kabel Deutschland. Satellite TV however, not just in Germany but all across Europe, is free except for pay-TV services such as Premiere or Beate Uhse-TV. You just need to buy the dish with the receiver, point it either towards Astra (19.2° East) or Hotbird (13.0° East) and you're good to go.


    User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
    Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2758 times:
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    In the Italian part of Switzerland, the TV offer is horrible to say the least. Except for the national public TV channels (TSI1 and TSI2) which make good news coverage and some nice, commercial-free TV series, there's basically no other choice.

    We have the same channels which can be viewed in Italy:

    - RAI1 / RAI2 / RAI3, the Italian public channels
    - Canale 5 / Italia 1 / Rete 4, the main Italian private channels

    The public channels show stuff nobody wants, and their target must be a 70+ aged audience.

    The private channels mainly do those stupid reality shows where some kids dance in a competition, then everyone cries because they were so good at it, but they miss their parents or they broke up with someone, or some other tragedy. Oh, then there are comedians doing the same gags over and over. It was fun 10 years ago, but not anymore.
    If they don't do this, they show movies - even good, new ones - but you get 8 minutes of commercials every 20 minutes. Unbearable.

    Then there are about 100 channels doing online shopping all day long with no programs showing whatsoever (I wonder how they manage to stay in business).

    Finally, yes, there's pay TV "Sky TV". With Sky you get hundreds of channels, of which several dozens are actually very nice. But guess what? It's satellite only (no cable or IPTV) and you can't legally get it in Switzerland. You have to "smuggle" a set top box and a subscription from Italy, and to do this, you need someone to act as a "proxy" in Italy to pay the subscription.

    Ergo: I only watch our national TV channels, buy DVDs, or download whatever I want to watch. Or I watch TV in other languages - for example, in German I can get the (almost) entire TV offer there is in Germany, and they have dozens of interesting free-to-air channels, even on cable or IPTV.



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    User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
    Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2718 times:



    Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 8):
    and pointless variety shows that either a. make fun of non-japanese people b. make fun of the same group of popular comedians or c. feature the same group of popular comedians.

    I found the "a" category fascinating. Apparently, there's nothing funnier to the Japanese television audience than watching large black men fall over.

    Cheers
    Mats



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    User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

    Here we have

    Terrestrial channels
    BBC1
    BBC2
    ITV1
    C4
    Five

    Lots of free to view including
    BBC3
    BBC4
    ITV2
    ITV3
    cbbc tv for older kids
    cbeebies tv for younger kids
    CITV as cbbc
    Sky3
    virgin1

    music channels
    shopping channels
    history channels

    Rolling news channels


    Mainstream tv seems to consist mainly of soaps/dramas, cooking/food, lifestyle/repair house/move to new house/move to new country, weird illness/gross documentaries and (lack of) talent shows.



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    User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

    I have tons of channels I never watch. TV in Belgium is split between two Dutch north and the French south. Here in Flanders, there are two major providers of digital TV, Telenet & Belgacom. I have the first one. The basic package offers me the major Belgian channels, lots of European public channels, and stuff like CNN, BBC world, National Geograpic...


    Then I got an extra package which gives me a bunch of Discovery channels, Animal Planet, BBC 3, 4 & prime, Al Jazeera (english), Sci-Fi channel, MGM, TCM... usually the TV is on BBC world or Discovery...



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    User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

    I get hundreds but the only ones I watch are ::

    - BRITISH CHANNELS -

    BBC1
    BBC2
    BBC HD ( High Definition ) Which is amazing on my new HDTV. Especially the Wildlife programs.

    BBC NEWS 24
    BBC3
    BBC4

    ITV1
    ITV2
    ITV3
    ITV4
    ITV HD

    CHANNEL 4
    CHANNEL 5

    -IRISH CHANNELS -

    RTE1
    RTE2
    TG4
    TV3

    - OTHERS -

    AL JAZEERA
    FRANCE 24
    RUSSIA TODAY
    TVE
    EURO NEWS

    ZONE REALITY
    CHART HITS ( Music )

    I also have a dish which gets Greek TV ERT . I got it mainly for that. I also by default pick up Russian/ Serbian/ Middle Eastern / Italian / Spanish / German / Swiss TV etc..


    User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

    Here in The UK a few years ago I would have said that we had the best TV going, but since the introduction of satellite TV the standard across the board has gone down, and sporting events which once were free to view are all now on pay TV to a great degree. Yes I do have satellite TV but after a few years it really is not worth having as it is all repeats.

    You may ask why I have it well where I live in the UK satellite is the only way to get a decent picture, as the trees mask the terrestrial transmitter


    User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2681 times:



    Quoting VC10 (Reply 16):
    Yes I do have satellite TV but after a few years it really is not worth having as it is all repeats.

    I agree and thats why I ditched SKY ripp off pay TV. I invested GBP80 in a FreeSat HD Grundig box and never regret it. I get all the channels I need without paying. The box plugs into your old Sky dish. Very easy to connect and great for bad reception areas.


    User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

    I don't watch much TV but I am a fan of Travel Channel programs.

    When I do choose to watch something, its usually something really worth watching.

    Like Swiss Railway Journeys.

    Signed,

    myt332


    User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3359 posts, RR: 9
    Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2582 times:



    Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
    BBC HD ( High Definition ) Which is amazing on my new HDTV. Especially the Wildlife programs.

    Do they show planet earth on that?



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    User currently offlineJAGFLYER From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3508 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

    I miss the Discovery Wings channel  Sad


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    User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2572 times:



    Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 18):
    Like Swiss Railway Journeys.

    I love those and its my dream to do a vacation like that. Switzerland is amazing.

    Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 19):
    Do they show planet earth on that?

    Well something like that . At the moment they have some really good HD programs on BBC HD. Tonight they had a series called ''Oceans'' I missed last night it was the Red Sea but tonight it was the Atlantic and the HD is amazing. Also another series had the Artic Circle and that was great.


    User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1142 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2566 times:



    Quoting Oly720man (Reply 13):
    Lots of free to view including
    BBC3
    BBC4
    ITV2
    ITV3
    cbbc tv for older kids
    cbeebies tv for younger kids
    CITV as cbbc
    Sky3
    virgin1

    Sacrilege! How can you mention the Freeview channels without mentioning Dave?????



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    User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
    Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

    Televisions in Kosovo

    Radio Television of Kosova - RTK
    Radio Television 21 - RTV21
    Koha Television - KTV
    Rrokum TV

    Also I'm going to include Albania Televisions
    Top Channel
    TV Klan
    Digitalb Pack incl.
    Digitalb 5 - 8 (Movies)
    Digi Premiere (Movies)
    Junior TV, Bang Bang, Cufo (Children Cartoons, Movies)
    Supersport 1 - 5 (Sports)
    My Music (Music 24h)
    Explorer 1 - 3 (Documentaries) - Love these channels
    Digi + (TV Shows)... and many many others. Can't remember all of them right now.



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    User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2549 times:



    Quoting Oly720man (Reply 13):
    Lots of free to view including
    BBC3
    BBC4

    Nothing is free. You still need a licence (cost about GBP 120) to receive TV transmissions but there is no extra charge to have freeview channels.

    Quoting VC10 (Reply 16):
    Here in The UK a few years ago I would have said that we had the best TV going

    Believe me once you seen the channels in US with adverts every 5 minutes, you soon wish you can have good old Aunt Beebie with no adverts and uninterrupted viewing.



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    25 Gosimeon : I have UPC Digital here in Ireland. Irish stations are RTE1, RTE2, TV3, 3E (A new entertainment channel like E4 in England), Channel South (a regional
    26 StarAC17 : Isn't that now the Military channel which if you have rogers digital is in the 200's somewhere. Wings was good but it kept repeating the same things
    27 OA260 : A friend of mine in Northern Kosovo also gets RTS from Belgrade.
    28 LTU932 : Sounds like something obvious, considern that near the border with Serbia, there are many Kosovo-Serbs living in the region.
    29 Post contains links and images BritJap : Television In Your Country (by QuantasA333 Oct 30 2008 in Non-Aviation) Que????????  [Edited 2009-01-22 16:17:42]
    30 Andz : Well done, I searched for that thread the other day but couldn't find it! The worst for that here are the BBC channels, I can't count the number of t
    31 QantasA333 : That's my old thread. No one posted in it, compared to this one. So... there you go, there has been one already in the past year.
    32 Delboy : When you drop your SKy subscription, what do they take away, just the box or the box and the aerial?
    33 VC10 : As far as I understand it the box and aerial are yours, or at least that is what they tell you when things go wrong. So I imagine if you drop your sk
    34 Post contains links RGElectra80 : No RDS?? Blasphemous! My roommate watches TV every single night regardless of what's on, it's like she was brainwashed to watch anything that's on. I
    35 Signol : Perhaps someone from Australia can explain what happened to channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8? signol
    36 Oly720man : Yeah, my brain was on strike at the time. And I do watch it quite regularly as well. And lets not forget nuts tv for real quality viewing.
    37 StarAC17 : That's just the french version of TSN.
    38 Springbok747 : There were never any channels 1, 2, 3 etc. ABC 1 can be considered as Ch1, ABC 2 as ch2, ABC 3 as ch3. SBS1, SBS2 and SBS news sometimes come in Ch 4
    39 RGElectra80 : I always have a lot of fun trying to understand the French whenever Center Ice had an RDS feed, do they even still use any RDS feeds? I haven't had C
    40 LHR380 : That is actually a good show, though I always seem to see the same one. Someday I will do the trip I keep seeing. It looks amazing. I have Sky, but o
    41 Poadrim : - CBS = Canadian Bull Shit - NBC = National Bull Crap - ABC = A-lot of Bull Crap - FOX = Find Other Xplanation (FOX after Fox Mulder) - A&E = Absolute
    42 Post contains links OA260 : Nothing if you have finished your 12 month contract then you own the dish and the box , you owe them nothing. Then buy a Freesat box , unplug the Sky
    43 747m8te : Not completely crap, they do have a couple of shows saving them, namely Air Crash investigation, Airline and Airport (although not at the present tim
    44 Allrite : Apart from the HD and ABC2 etc variations there are some other minor stations, like NITV, the indigenous (Aboriginal) channel and, in Sydney, Channel
    45 Vaporlock : It SUCKS! I can't believe how many channels we get that are total CRAP. But then again I guess the provider (Rogers) has it set up that way so that y
    46 Acho : Open air TV in Mexico is mostly crap, except for watching the news, soccer matches ans like 2 shows. In Monterrey, Nuevo Leon these are the available
    47 Vhqpa : Then after these there are those regional channels which are basically the same with a program or two substituted and their own local news. - Imparja
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