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General sat question?

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by geekgirrl, Feb 5, 2007.

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  1. Feb 5, 2007 #1 of 11
    geekgirrl

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    Does ANY sat system allow me to get BBC1 and all the other BBC stations here in the USA? I get BBC America but it's a joke compared to real BBC.
    Most systems have all these Spanish stations and Japanese stations directly from their country yet I don't see any from the UK. : (

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 5, 2007 #2 of 11
    FTA Michael

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    No, sorry. BBC America has US rights to BBC content. In Canada, there are a couple of channels that use BBC content, but they're not really the BBC either.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2007 #3 of 11
    geekgirrl

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    How do these sat and cable systems get away with so many stations from other countries and 1/12th a station from the UK. You'd think more brit's would complain.
    Sometimes I just had the "system".

    Thanks :)
     
  4. Feb 5, 2007 #4 of 11
    Stewart Vernon

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    As far as "foreign" channels go, I would have more interest in the real BBC than many of the current offerings... but I can only assume that there must not be as many recent British folks moving to the US as from some other countries... Otherwise I would think demand would be higher.

    Of course it could also be a question of cost... it might not be cheap to get an agreement with the BBC.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2007 #5 of 11
    lwilli201

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    Yep, they may want $100 per house here in the US.
     
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    Nick

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    Seems BBC news would be a good fit here in the states since the Brits speak our
    language, more or less. ;) Frankly, I think broadcast tv news outlets here could do
    a much better job of keeping us informed of world events, instead of none-news
    topics such as tips on dieting, dating or raising our rugrats. :rolleyes:

    Personally, I think only a 30-minute timeslot for national and world news is a joke.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2007 #7 of 11
    geekgirrl

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    That is what I'm talking about is the real BBC. I'm not interested in some bone heads idea of what "they" think we'll like and then air it on BBC.
    I would be willing to pay a good amount of money to see everything from all the BBC's unedited.
     
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    James Long

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    If all the BBCs were offered they would be expensive as international channels. The rights to air the programs in the US are probably the biggest hurdle.
     
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    If I could get the BBC for less than $10/mo (after all, isn't the TV tax in the UK something like $100?) I would. As it is, I resort to Usenet to get my fix of Torchwood, Doctor Who, Robin Hood, Life On Mars, Red Dwarf, Spooks, etc.
     
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    You may be able to see what you seek with a FTA system.Good Luck!:)
     
  11. FTA Michael

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    That's absolutely true ... if you live in Great Britain! :D

    Using FTA in North America, there are scattered BBC shows on PBS, but nothing like what the OP was looking for.
     
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