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Al Jazeera supposed to be on 375?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dpeters11, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. dpeters11

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    I'm seeing tweets that Dish and DirecTV were airing Al Jazeera, channel 375 on DirectTV, but it's not the right programming for me. Is it supposed to be? The original tweet was from an Al Jazeera coorespondent.
     
  2. Davenlr

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    Link TV was simulcasting it earlier.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Ah, so when they said temporarily, they really meant temporarily. The coorespondent's tweet that I saw when Wil Wheaton RTd it was posted about 45 minutes ago.
     
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  5. dpeters11

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    Not anymore, tune to it now and you get Rebecca's Wild Farm.
     
  6. Coca Cola Kid

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    Their schedule says they air Al Jazeera English World News every weeknight at 10 PM ET though.

    Link TV schedule
     
  7. Ed Campbell

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    Actually received a polite and to-the-point response with a predictable "we negotiate with providers, etc." from D*.

    The 2 channels I asked for (once again) were AlJazeera and BBC World. The chuckle is that these are the 2 the Egyptian government tries to shut down. AJ btw streams pretty well on the Web.
     
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    Been watching AJ English on my FTA sat system from time to time and it's pretty amazing. The Egyptian government kicked them out but they still had a live web cam on the square all day yesterday and you could hear the roar of the fighter jets buzz the crowd. Kinda chilling actually.
     
  9. pablo

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    Is AJE an HD channel? Would love to have it.
     
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    According to Link TV's website, dated today:

    MONDAY 1/31/11 - Programming will be interrupted with a LIVE broadcast of Al Jazeera English from 6:30am PT to 8am PT, and from 11am PT to 3pm PT.
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

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    Interesting... I might tune in because I've heard so much about it and am curious to experience it for myself.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    The video quality is quite good from that URL. AlJazeera has been doing a very good job with their coverage of the Egypt situation, IMHO. They are very informed and professional, more so than some of the other coverage I've viewed.
     
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    AJE does broadcast in HD. I'd also love to have NHK World, Russia Today, etc..

    I like seeing the news from other points of views plus you get news on those channels you won't see in the US. I don't mean anything controversial just other regular news that is too small to be reported in the US that is focused for that part of the world they broadcast from.
     
  16. Coca Cola Kid

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    You'd like MHz WorldView then. Its on the World Direct package, channel 2183. You need a second dish aimed at 95 W to get it. Its available OTA in some places too, I get it through a subchannel on one of my PBS affiliates.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHz_WorldView#Affiliates
     
  17. pablo

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    But there's no way to get it in HD in North America, I suppose.
     
  18. Ed Campbell

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    Link is streaming AlJazeera, again - this morning.
     
  19. bonscott87

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    If you can install a 1 meter FTA dish and point it to 97 W you can get AJE, NHK, RT and more for free. I agree it's interesting to see news from other parts of the world that we normally don't see.

    As the Kid mentioned, check your PBS station as they probably have MHZ Worldview as a subchannel which pulls in news shows from dozens of international news agencies from BBC, AJE, RT and many more. Pretty interesting.
     
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    Roku just added Al Jazeera, if you have one of their boxes
     

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