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BBC just launched it's world news channel. (Original Post) Cleita Mar 2015 OP
The BBC rules shenmue Mar 2015 #1
It's been there for a bit... Blue_Tires Mar 2015 #2
No it wasn't. I just got notified today and am sure I would have noticed since Cleita Mar 2015 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author Logical Mar 2015 #8
Really? Blue_Tires Mar 2015 #11
Maybe. I don't really know. Cleita Mar 2015 #12
Also, I wish I did get CNN international. I don't. Cleita Mar 2015 #4
GOOD! Where's Al Jazeera on DirectTV? elleng Mar 2015 #5
Right next door on channel 347. eom Cleita Mar 2015 #6
Thanks! Things to watch for next weekend, elleng Mar 2015 #7
Just launched? PBS and NPR have been airing it for over a decade at least. 2banon Mar 2015 #9
Actually we could get it at 3 am PT in my time zone on the regular BBC TV Cleita Mar 2015 #10
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.. 2banon Mar 2015 #21
Cleita Diclotican Mar 2015 #13
I know that. I've been watching, listening and reading them for years on and off when I could get Cleita Mar 2015 #14
I don't think many people are aware of the extent of US media deserts or the wide range of programs appalachiablue Mar 2015 #15
Thanks for this post...it's so true what you say. Not equal access for Millions KoKo Mar 2015 #18
It's a mess since deregulation in the 90s & Reagan's dismissing the fairness doctrine before. appalachiablue Mar 2015 #19
Yep..n/t KoKo Mar 2015 #22
I can understand your excitement! KoKo Mar 2015 #16
Yes, the restoration of sanity is one of the most important IMHO. Cleita Mar 2015 #17
I've had it for awhile now. ananda Mar 2015 #20

Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
2. It's been there for a bit...
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 01:13 PM
Mar 2015

along with CNN International...

And you've always had the option to watch it/listen online...

Cleita

(75,480 posts)
3. No it wasn't. I just got notified today and am sure I would have noticed since
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 01:17 PM
Mar 2015

it's right next to Al Jazeera and Free Speech TV, which I monitor all the time. Also not of us have enough bandwidth to do a lot of watching on line.

Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
11. Really?
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:25 PM
Mar 2015

I have DirecTV and I noticed it a couple weeks ago...I've been watching it at least that long...

Maybe DirecTV does their updates regionally instead everybody at once?

 

2banon

(7,321 posts)
9. Just launched? PBS and NPR have been airing it for over a decade at least.
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:02 PM
Mar 2015

and I don't need to cable or satellite to watch or hear it. If direct tv is just now giving you access, that's just one more reason to cut the cord/drop their service. Imagine a ton of other broadcast news service you're not getting because direct tv refused to offer it.

Cleita

(75,480 posts)
10. Actually we could get it at 3 am PT in my time zone on the regular BBC TV
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:12 PM
Mar 2015

entertainment channel. I used to record it but the news wasn't current by the time I played it back. This channel is 24/7 in real time, like the old Ted Turner CNN was back in the day. Also my PBS and NPR don't air it. I don't know where you live, but across the country many of us are in the midst of a real media drought, where the Rush Limbaugh stations and Fox News prevail. Yet, the reason I and many who have DirectTV is because we do get more choice than the local cable outfits offer. This is an excellent addition and I hope they eventually get CNN International too.

 

2banon

(7,321 posts)
21. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area..
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 06:43 PM
Mar 2015

local npr radio station is KQED and KAWL, KCMS, and there's a couple of other smaller ones - I don't do cable or sat. I just use digital tv antenna for local tv stations (including all the pbs stations) I even get English speaking German, French, Japan and other International news feeds. some vis a vis MHz World. all through my indoor tv antenna. I also use Roku for streaming other sources.

No contracts monthly bills or subscription fees. obviously, I don't have access to CNN or MSNBC nor do I want it. For years I paid exorbitant fees for cable and/or sat for 2000 channels of mostly garbage, especially wrt to "cable news". Screaming at my tv listening to these shills spewing bullshit and hype day after day, hour after hour.

For years I vowed to cut the cord, but it wasn't until economics forced it's hand in my life and finally did. When I think of all that money that I wasted supporting the very Corporations who act against my interest, it amazes me that I continued on with it as long as I did. I kept hoping MSNBC would finally meet at least half of my expectations when they hired Maddow, but then Olberman was canned and Rachael lost her edge with me, especially with her silly schtict.

So I continue to seek alternative news sources mostly on-line, and put up with PBS news hour to be briefed on what's considered of national importance, local news for local information. At this juncture I generally know what I'm not hearing about from those sources, because I've already pursued from my alternative, it's often interesting to compare how the same news item is delivered, what level of importance certain aspects of the story is given or not, and what's being omitted. ..

I really encourage folks to cut that cord. get a set of rabbit ears, roku or chrome cast, internet. It'll preserve your sanity, you'll find yourself better informed, and save a whole lot of money to boot. !






Diclotican

(5,095 posts)
13. Cleita
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:42 PM
Mar 2015

Cleita

Hm - I have had BBC World service on my Cable for at least 18 years now - but then Im not in the US.. Great thatt BBC World is also in the US - as a counter to fox news and CNN.... But be adviced - what you learn is maybe not what you expect to get to know - from an american wiew...

Diclotican

Cleita

(75,480 posts)
14. I know that. I've been watching, listening and reading them for years on and off when I could get
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:51 PM
Mar 2015

them. Although I find them more middle of the road conservative, at least they attempt to practice some real journalism and report on other things than the made up crisis' and lies that our corporate media feeds to us on a daily basis. I live in what has become labeled a media desert. We only get one POV, a corporate, conservative one, in our common radio and TV accesses, so I'm always looking for other media to get at the truth and I know across the country more people than less are in the same dilemma. So since DirectTV is national, it's important as a provider. I hope DishTV follows as well. I have no hope for the crappy cable companies we get.

appalachiablue

(41,642 posts)
15. I don't think many people are aware of the extent of US media deserts or the wide range of programs
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 03:23 PM
Mar 2015

depending on the cable or satellite service and where you live. But discussing it provides an opportunity to find out what others receive. When visiting DE, through a small cable media carrier we get a very different set of programs; sometimes interesting broadcasts of national news together with a weather channel screen insert, or 'combos' as I call it.

A relative lives 5 miles away in a major metro area, yet we receive entirely different programming from the same local PBS station because of our different carriers.~ Having a variety of news sources, especially foreign outlets is terrific, happy for you. We are with Dish where FSTV is a lifesaver, also 3 PBS channels, AJ, RT and Link at times. France 24 seems to have disappeared. 'BBC America' isn't for us but I'll check into 'BBC World News'. BBC online is great, also the Guardian. In 2003 I first saw AJ in Paris, an evening drama that was fairly decent.

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
18. Thanks for this post...it's so true what you say. Not equal access for Millions
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 05:59 PM
Mar 2015

of Americans. And that lack of diversity in Media allows CNN, MSNBC to rule for One Crowd and the rest thinks that FAUX NEWS tells them the Truth!

Our Media Access is a Mess across the USA.

appalachiablue

(41,642 posts)
19. It's a mess since deregulation in the 90s & Reagan's dismissing the fairness doctrine before.
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 06:10 PM
Mar 2015

Makes it weird discussing 'news' with folks, even non news programs. Fox (GOP TV), Roger Ailes and Hate Radio/Internet are huge and highly damaging yet effective propaganda unfortunately. It's incredible, hosts like rabid, fomenting carnival barkers to attract attention and it succeeds- ugh.

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
16. I can understand your excitement!
Sun Mar 22, 2015, 05:15 PM
Mar 2015
back attcha!

When we got our ROKU Box four years ago (and through an "Add On App" were able to get International News) it was like having my sanity restored. Seriously!

I'd gotten to the point of yelling at the TV and even MSNBC started to get me crazy. The constant commercials and the same old, same old interview style and lack of point of view and diversity except by the same old Media pundits/Talking Heads from the Think Tanks...were too much.

I can switch around now and the lack of constant commercials and more diversified reporting means I can focus and not get crazy.



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