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satalite TV channels?

Postby sue1303 » Sat, 24 Jun 2006 12:31 am

Hi,

What kind of TV channels do you get over there? Do they have a satalite that picks up English channels eg Sky TV? Do you subscribe and get to choose a package etc ?

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Postby one843 » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 12:03 pm

I would say that I watch television on a semi profesional level. At least I did back home. With that being said I can confidently say that the TV here SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:
Nothing but cable government wont allow sattelite. Unless you are a hotel

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 2:14 pm

or the US embassy. :cool:

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Postby Bafana » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 2:27 pm

Cable is OK here but the movie channels are not that good (Star and HBO).

That said the Chinese Movie channels rock.

You cannot get Sky but you can get BBC and ABC (Australia).
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Postby KeriT » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 10:32 pm

any possibility of Foxtel?? I miss those live games... :( Its just not the same watching delayed telecast... :(

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Postby sue1303 » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 6:02 am

What a nightmare...I mean, not that I'm a telly addict or anything but i do like to chill out in front of the box now an then, especially if the other half is going to be working as hard as is threatened when we go out????? Also got a 7 yr old who loves her slot of kids TV. Do people just hire DVD's? I know it would be be more appealing to be outside socializing etc but on school nights what else do you do when the kids in bed?????

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Postby one843 » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 7:49 am

Sue,
The programing for kids is great. I have a 12 year old and an 8 year old and there is always someth8ing on for them.

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Postby ringo100 » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 10:00 pm

Cable here is as good as most other countries i've been to.

Mainly US programs, but can still get BBC and a few documentary channels.

There is enough choice.

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Postby sue1303 » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 5:22 am

That s good then....will still have bargining power to get the homework done lol!!!!

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Postby No Borders » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 8:38 am

I'd say it's not much (the cable TV), but what is there is enough. Don't want the kids, me or husband to be couch potato.

Kids have the Disney Channel (or the Playhouse for younger ones), Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon.
For myself I watch StarWorld and Hallmark.
Husband got his news (BBC, CNN, ABC, etc).
For the whole family National Geographic, Discovery T&L. And the movie channels: HBO, StarMovies, Cinemax.

I think there's more channels, you can just add them up (channels & bills!)

Google for Starhub TV (as I don't know their website), that's the provider here.

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Postby Charlatan » Thu, 29 Jun 2006 6:59 am

Does anyone watch the Asian Food Channel? Is it any good?

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Postby kaurikid » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 2:54 pm

starhub.com.sg

They are talking about pay to air cable from a round the world

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Postby Clytemnestra » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 4:18 pm

Can you get BBC Prime or BBC World?

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Postby micknlea » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 4:54 pm

BBC World and Prime are both on StarHub. BBC World comes as part of the news package, but Prime is a pay channel (bit pricier than what I remeber in HK, but it was just starting when we left).

Check out the Starhub website, it has details of all channels and prices etc.
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