i am sick of directv. there is very little arabic programing available. many channels live from the middle east can be viewed for FREE. alls you need is a free-to-air 30 inch dish and a reciever called sat cruiser, retail $300, there are no monthly charges. Directv has china tv (CCTV channel 445)wich is good but they dont have iraqi television. it seems to me that directv is becoming nothing more than a CABLE COMPANY IN THE SKY.,ALLS THEY SEEM TO CARE ABOUT IS LOCAL SH*T LIKE THE WB AND UPN.