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#26 OFFLINE   oldcrooner

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:21 PM

No, I had to get Dish so my wife could watch NHK. Before that we got it for free on C-band for years.


I stand corrected. After a little research, I realized that I had been seeing them in the 1990s on the Primestar system which I had prior to Directv. Directv later purchased and assimilated Primestar.
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#27 OFFLINE   mhking

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:37 AM

Sky News HD is comeing soon.


According to who? (he said skeptically)
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:10 AM

According to who? (he said skeptically)


http://blogs.news.sk...3b-101a2ca0f8f6

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:20 AM

I'de like to see Canadian stations CBC Newsworld and CTV News Channel.

They need to create a CBC-America, like BBC-America.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:24 AM

According to who? (he said skeptically)


http://blogs.news.sk...3b-101a2ca0f8f6


You guys have got to make it clear that it's not coming soon to DirecTV. I was super excited until I read the blog. Sky News is one channel I miss the hell out of this side of the pond, and I hope DirecTV can get it. Espicially in HD. :D
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:29 PM

Speaking of news channels, I'd like to see the Pentagon Channel added.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:34 PM

Another good source of English world news TV is France 24. I have been a faithful listener for many years to the English service of Radio Netherlands via shortwave radio and now via the internet but unfortunately they never developed an English TV news channel as far as I am aware. They produce a lot of excellent news and documentary programming.
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:10 PM

I'd be happy to see the return of Newsworld International (which was killed off by Al Gore).

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:40 AM

IMHO,

- CBC Newsworld. This used to be on DirecTV. It was then bought by a person we cannot mention to present his views on an issue we cannot discuss. I always thought that this channel was a natural. There are 10s of 1000s of Canadians who have retired to Florida, Nevada and Arizona. I always though that a source of news from "back home" would be appreciated, but it apparently was not. I never understood the CBC's view of the world. Stuff that happens in Nova Scotia is somehow more important to somebody in British Columbia than something that happened in Washington State. And complex trade and environment issues that are generally not even discussed in the USA are an all-consuming "crisis" and presented in start black (the USA) and white (Canada) terms.

- CNNI. Also previously on DirecTV. Pretty lame. It did not cover "international news", it covered local news that happened in other countries. When it did cover actual international news, its view point was typical of CNN.

- BBC News. I would welcome a source of BBC News, however, judging from the radio, this is a service in a decline. Again, a weird view of the world. Things that happen in anyplace that used to belong to England are more important than things that happen elsewhere.

- Al Jezeria. With respect, this is "Al Quieda TV". Any network that presents messages from mass-murderers as if they are "viewpoints" should be unwelcome for distribution in any civilisized country. If a responsible news operation gets a taped rant from a mass murderer, it should, publically, destroy it without openning it, and inform the United States Marine Corps of who the courier that gave it to it was, so he can be brought to justice and perhaps "pursuaded" to tell on his contact and so on up the chain to justice. Some things are simply right and wrong. Mass murder is wrong and people who think differently are not entitled to be heard.

- Regional state news networks. I do not think DirecTV wants to go there. It is just too much bandwidth. I think there are at least 70 of these things, I really do not know of a place that does not have one, and they are pretty much uninteresting outside their area, except to move-aways and such.

- Sky. If I understand correctly, Sky is part of the Fox group (NEWS Corp) and part of the sharing deal is that it various versions are not available elsewhere.

- Mainland Euro channels. Again often on DirecTV in the past. Pretty even handed, but other than the occasional glimpse, kind of uninteresting.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:05 AM

IMHO,

- Regional state news networks. I do not think DirecTV wants to go there. It is just too much bandwidth. I think there are at least 70 of these things, I really do not know of a place that does not have one, and they are pretty much uninteresting outside their area, except to move-aways and such.


You can start with the ones for the 3 big DMA's and Chicago's CLTV is open to any one now.
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:46 PM

IMHO,

I never understood the CBC's view of the world. Stuff that happens in Nova Scotia is somehow more important to somebody in British Columbia than something that happened in Washington State. And complex trade and environment issues that are generally not even discussed in the USA are an all-consuming "crisis" and presented in start black (the USA) and white (Canada) terms.


The CBC's view is that the US media, which is available everywhere in Canada, gives Canadians plenty of US news, so they concentrate on Canada. That's why the CBC's nightly newscast is called "The National". And they do report on US news, but with a Canadian perspective. I would be surprised if they did otherwise. I often get more information on a story watching The National's Washington correspondent than I do watching the US networks.

- Regional state news networks. I do not think DirecTV wants to go there. It is just too much bandwidth. I think there are at least 70 of these things, I really do not know of a place that does not have one, and they are pretty much uninteresting outside their area, except to move-aways and such.


I would trade my local CW affiliate for my regional news channel in a heartbeat. They don't go there because there is - supposedly - little interest in news.

- Sky. If I understand correctly, Sky is part of the Fox group (NEWS Corp) and part of the sharing deal is that it various versions are not available elsewhere.


Funny though, that Fox News is available around the world but Sky is not. I would trade my local NBC affiliate for Sky in a heartbeat. Or the Cartoon Network. Or Planet Green. Or any one of dozens of other channels.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:54 AM

- Al Jezeria. With respect, this is "Al Quieda TV". Any network that presents messages from mass-murderers as if they are "viewpoints" should be unwelcome for distribution in any civilisized country. If a responsible news operation gets a taped rant from a mass murderer, it should, publically, destroy it without openning it, and inform the United States Marine Corps of who the courier that gave it to it was, so he can be brought to justice and perhaps "pursuaded" to tell on his contact and so on up the chain to justice. Some things are simply right and wrong. Mass murder is wrong and people who think differently are not entitled to be heard.


Have you watched the channel? I provided a link to a live feed on the previous page of this thread. Like other networks, their coverage is focused on Haiti right now, but they also had a very interesting documentary a couple of days ago on drug addiction in Gaza. It's a well-produced channel, it's just unfortunate that it's automatically associated with terrorists. Their production studio is in DC. Here's some info: http://iwantaje.com/ (read the Hits & Myths page).

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:52 PM

[quote name='SamC']IMHO,


- "BBC News. I would welcome a source of BBC News, however, judging from the radio, this is a service in a decline. Again, a weird view of the world. Things that happen in anyplace that used to belong to England are more important than things that happen elsewhere."

What do you mean by "a service in decline" and "Again, a weird view of the world."?? Stating that "things that happen in anyplace that used to belong to England are more important than things that happen elsewhere" is highly inaccurate. I have listened to BBC news for almost 60 years and I will flatly and unequivocally state that this is not true.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:01 AM

it's just unfortunate that it's automatically associated with terrorists.


Presenting taped messages from terrorists often gets you associated with terrorists. Odd how that works.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:30 AM

This is hardly international, but News 12 New Jersey is in HD. DirecTV doesn't even have it in SD. Living in NJ, I'd love to have it. Is it a cable-only channel like NY1?

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:58 PM

IMHO,

- CBC Newsworld. This used to be on DirecTV. It was then bought by a person we cannot mention to present his views on an issue we cannot discuss. I always thought that this channel was a natural. There are 10s of 1000s of Canadians who have retired to Florida, Nevada and Arizona. I always though that a source of news from "back home" would be appreciated, but it apparently was not. I never understood the CBC's view of the world. Stuff that happens in Nova Scotia is somehow more important to somebody in British Columbia than something that happened in Washington State. And complex trade and environment issues that are generally not even discussed in the USA are an all-consuming "crisis" and presented in start black (the USA) and white (Canada) terms..


Most canadians in the US have a canadian dish up in running, so they are able to follow everything on their own system, since you can get both bell and starchoice in the us pretty easily. There probably really isnt much of a market for a canadian channel in the us for that reason since they can watch their local newscasts for the most part (Canada gives you all the locals and not just one market that the US dishes do).

I know that Bell carries CNN International as one of its news channels and I believe that they have the BBC news channel also.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:39 PM

PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network) would be cool to have. But I doubt that'll happen.


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:44 PM

would love sky news
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

From the HD anticipation thread:

I learn that my local TWC cable system has just added NHK World HD, which a user here says is great. Here is a press release: http://www.intelsat..../20090910-1.asp.


Maybe DirecTV will as well?

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:12 PM

From the HD anticipation thread:



Maybe DirecTV will as well?


We can only hope so. Considering DirecTV's history of apparent aversion towards carrying other international English news channels, I unfortunately can't be too optimistic. :(
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

I'd be happy to see the return of Newsworld International (which was killed off by Al Gore).


I agree 100% but that isn't going to happen. The CBC in Canada has no money to invest in this.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:55 PM

I just stumbled on Russia Today's website (apparently it's just called RT now), and they have a free live stream of their channel:

http://rt.com/On_Air.html

Having watched for a while, I think this would be a great channel to add. It's news from a different perspective, and going through their archived shows, there are some great panel discussions on all sorts of topics, including this interesting one on the "Hollywoodization" of WW2: http://rt.com/About_...-09/569953.html

Is this channel even available anywhere in the US?

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:20 PM

This is hardly international, but News 12 New Jersey is in HD. DirecTV doesn't even have it in SD. Living in NJ, I'd love to have it. Is it a cable-only channel like NY1?


I've been on 2 cable systems in NJ, cablevision and service electric. They both carried news 12. I think it's a cablevision entity, so I doubt it will ever be on satellite. (like NY1 is a time warner effort)

When I lived in NYC I had NY1 on time warner. Definitely missed it when i moved to NJ.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:51 PM

When I lived in NYC I had NY1 on time warner. Definitely missed it when i moved to NJ.


Same here. Would love both of those channels.





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