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TV In Your Country?

Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:16 am

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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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:17 am

    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:29 am



    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.
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:55 am



    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:05 am



    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.
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:12 am



    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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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:31 am

    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:41 am



    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:36 am

    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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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:05 am



    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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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:32 am



    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.
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:45 am

    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:28 am



    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.

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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:32 am

    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:35 am

    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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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:45 am

    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..
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:50 am

    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
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:00 am



    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.
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:43 pm

    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.

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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:53 pm



    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:00 pm

    I miss the Discovery Wings channel  Sad
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:07 pm



    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.
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:12 pm



    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:54 pm

    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:55 pm



    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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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:26 pm

    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 channel that I have never really paid much attention to) and CityChannel (a Dublin based channel that concentrates on all things Dublin). The rest of the content is English based or from the US. I enjoy CNN.

    Oh in my college apartment we have some cheapo TV service that shows free to view channels from around the world. At least it has CNN. However, it has music stations from Pakistan and India which are interesting at times. The rest is made up of weird Christian or Muslim TV channels from around the world, which are entertaining in some odd way actually.
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:34 pm



    Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 23):
    Televisions in Kosovo

    A friend of mine in Northern Kosovo also gets RTS from Belgrade.
     
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:35 pm



    Quoting JAGFLYER (Reply 20):
    I miss the Discovery Wings channel Sad

    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 over and over again.
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    Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:40 pm



    Quoting OA260 (Reply 27):
    A friend of mine in Northern Kosovo also gets RTS from Belgrade.

    Sounds like something obvious, considern that near the border with Serbia, there are many Kosovo-Serbs living in the region.
     
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:11 am

    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Haven't had a thread like this since 2002.

    Television In Your Country (by QuantasA333 Oct 30 2008 in Non-Aviation)



    Que????????


     

    [Edited 2009-01-22 16:17:42]
     
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:04 am



    Quoting BritJap (Reply 29):

    Well done, I searched for that thread the other day but couldn't find it!

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

    The worst for that here are the BBC channels, I can't count the number of times the same episodes of Top Gear, Black Adder and Only Fools and Horses have been on.
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:02 am



    Quoting BritJap (Reply 29):
    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Haven't had a thread like this since 2002.

    Television In Your Country (by QuantasA333 Oct 30 2008 in Non-Aviation)



    Que????????



    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.
     
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:05 pm



    Quoting OA260 (Reply 17):
    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.

    When you drop your SKy subscription, what do they take away, just the box or the box and the aerial?
     
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:48 pm



    Quoting Delboy (Reply 32):
    When you drop your SKy subscription, what do they take away, just the box or the box and the aerial?

    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 sky subscription then you loose access to subscription channels but keep most of the free view sat channels

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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:28 pm



    Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 6):
    For a typical Rogers package we get these specialty channels without having digital:

    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 really can't stand most of it and the few I do like, I just watch it on my computer whenever I want. The medical dramas are usually the worst and so is anything on the CW. In general, I really don't care unless it's a sporting event or the occasional documentary on PBS.

    Since my home country of Brazil isn't represented, I'll break it down. You have the major networks: Globo, SBT, Rede Record, Band, Gazeta, TV Cultura (the PBS equivalent) and Rede TV (formerly Rede Manchete, which were in frequent labor struggles and occasionally, the crew would go on strike and just a leave of piece of paper taped up against the camera like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ZlRpKdWQk. It reads: "We have not been paid in 3 months." Later in that clip, there's a flyer advertising a concert that was intended to raise funds for its unpaid workers.)

    Cable and satellite were only gaining popularity when I moved away so I'm not familiar with that scene, but I do remember there were a few state-owned networks from other countries in the line-ups like NHK, DW, BBC, RAI and RTP.
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:33 pm



    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Australian television has 5 major stations:
    # Seven Network
    # Nine Network
    # Network Ten

    Perhaps someone from Australia can explain what happened to channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8?

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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:55 pm



    Quoting IH8BY (Reply 22):
    Sacrilege! How can you mention the Freeview channels without mentioning Dave?????

    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.
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:15 pm



    Quoting RGElectra80 (Reply 34):
    No RDS?? Blasphemous!

    That's just the french version of TSN.
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    Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:27 pm



    Quoting Signol (Reply 35):
    Perhaps someone from Australia can explain what happened to channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8?

    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, 5 and 6 on my TV. 7 network, 9 network and Ten are all crap filled with ads and stupid shows like 'Biggest loser', 'Big Brother' etc. They broadcast some new TV series but as soon as the show gets interesting (like in the case of the Terminator TV series and 90210), it gets pulled and replaced with mind-numbing 'reality' shows. So I don't bother switching on these channels nowadays...thank heavens for Nat Geo and Discovery channel!
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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:33 pm



    Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 37):
    That's just the french version of TSN.

    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 Center Ice in a while. Or when NHL.com used to have Montreal radio for one of their live audios.
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    Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:03 am



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

    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 only really watch Watch,Dave, Some of the music channels, Sky 1 BBC 3 E4, G.O.L.D Living now and then. Not alot really haha
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    Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:04 am

    - CBS = Canadian Bull Shit
    - NBC = National Bull Crap
    - ABC = A-lot of Bull Crap
    - FOX = Find Other Xplanation (FOX after Fox Mulder)
    - A&E = Absolutely (NO = "&") Education
    - CNN = Can't. No. Nothing.


    Not my intention to offend anyone, just needed to realize the pressure...

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    Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:55 am



    Quoting Delboy (Reply 32):
    When you drop your SKy subscription, what do they take away, just the box or the box and the aerial?

    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 box and plug in the Freesat box and its as simple as ABC. No new wiring just scan for the channels with the Freesat box.

    www.freesat.co.uk

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    Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:03 am



    Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 7):
    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Seven Network

    Crap.

    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Nine Network

    Crap.

    Not completely crap, they do have a couple of shows saving them, namely Air Crash investigation, Airline and Airport (although not at the present time)  Wink

    Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 7):
    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    7HD, 9HD

    More crap in HD.

    Well said though and summed up nicely Big grin

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    Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:37 am



    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Australian television has 5 major stations

    Apart from the HD and ABC2 etc variations there are some other minor stations, like NITV, the indigenous (Aboriginal) channel and, in Sydney, Channel 31 community tv. There's a Christian digital channel, parliamentary channels, traffic cam channel etc. What irritates me is that there is a digital channel devoted to "home shopping". Thanks to a newborn baby I've been awake in the wee hours of the morning when Channels 10 and 7 are both showing the "Home Shopping Network", while Channel 9 has some other named shopping show that sells the same products anyway. Surely the ACCC should be investigating for collusion! Four stations all selling the same crap at once!

    All SBS has at that time is world weather and ABC is showing really boring black and white movies. Arrrghh! And don't get me started about Foxtel - I don't have it, but when I visit those that do I can't find anything to watch anyway.

    Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 8):
    Japanese television is possibly the worst in Asia outside of China.

    And yet, I still find it more intelligent and compelling than CNN (Constant No News) while on holiday in Japan...

    I can't say I've seen any better TV elsewhere in Asia. Malaysian TV, for instance, seems mind numbingly bad, though it seems my wife was still able to watch many of the same cheesy 70's and 80's American SF series as me in Australia during our formative years! There was also this one series I saw in Thailand featuring black leather clad women doing really bad martial arts that seemed to have some promise...  Smile
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    Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:14 pm



    Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):
    Well the question is simple, what is the TV like in your country?

    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 you have to keep adding packages just to get one or two channels. And of course there is a charge each time you add another package.

    I am really sick of it.... and one day very soon I will get rid of it completely.

    I'd rather be out spotting or just reading a good book.

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    Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:33 pm

    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 channels on open tv:

    Channel 2- Televisa XHTV
    Channel 4- Azteca 13
    Channel 6- Televisa XHGC (Canal 5)
    Channel 7- Azteca 7
    Channel 10- Televisa XEW ( I think this is the best channel)
    Channel 12- Multimedios Estrellas de Oro
    Channel 22- Galavison XEQ (also owned by Televisa)
    Channel 28- TVNL (Nuevo Leon TV), runed by the State goverment.
    Channel 34- Televisa (Televimex)
    Channel 53- Canal de Conocimiento (runed by UANL, the state public university)

    As you can see Televisa is almost a monopoly, only competed by TV Azteca and Multimedios. These are the channels that most Mexicans watch because they are free and all you need to watch them is a TV. Televisa has been known to be very biased in the past.

    For quality program many people have pay systems like cable or "SKY" that uses a dish, just like DirectTV or Dish Network.
     
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    RE: TV In Your Country?

    Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:50 am



    Quoting QantasA333 (Reply -8):
    Australian television has 5 major stations:
    # Seven Network
    # Nine Network
    # Network Ten
    # ABC
    # SBS

    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/WIN (Channel Nine)
    - Prime (Channel Seven)
    - Southern Cross (Channel Ten)


    I subscribed to Foxtel in December it was the best investment I made in a long time. I pay around $60 AUD a month and get around 50 channels with the ability to record movies and watch them later.

    some of the channels that are frequently viewed in our household are

    - Arena
    - Fox Classics
    - FOX8
    - Lifestyle Channel
    - TV1
    - 111 HITS
    - BBC World News
    - Sky News
    - Discovery Channel
    - National Geographic Channel
    - Comedy Channel
    - Entertainment Televiion
    - UKTV
    - Animal Planet
    - Bio
    - Crime and Investigation Channel


    haven't watched Free-to-air tv since. I'll see how One HD goes but if they don't have proper coverage of the AFL I will be subscribing to Fox Sports for the AFL season.


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