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    TV stations and a little more

    Hi!

    I'd like to know about TV channels in the U.S. or in UK. But first of all
    let me describe the Russian TV stations. I won't tell about cable TV. So
    not less than 10 TV channels exist. I mean "ОРТ", "РТР", "Ren-TV",
    "Культура", "Спорт", "СТС", "ТНТ", "НТВ", "ДТВ", "Спорт". Ufff...
    (Breathing out of my lungs the rest of an air ) I hope I counted all
    the non-cable channels.

    As a TV watcher I am interested in estimating programs. The best
    estimating TV program I've seen is "Неделя (с Марианной Максимовской)". It
    goes on the "Ren-TV" channel.

    Could someone tell me about TV stations in the U.S. or in UK? What TV
    program dedicated to news analysis can you suggest?

    Do I understand right that the word "bye" in the end of a letter will be
    interpret as "пока" / "good-bye". Should I write something else in the end
    in order to say "пока"?

    Bye!

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    Could someone tell me about TV stations in the U.S. or in UK? What TV
    program dedicated to news analysis can you suggest?

    Do I understand right that the word "bye" in the end of a letter will be
    interpret as "пока" / "good-bye". Should I write something else in the end
    in order to say "пока"?

    Bye!
    FOX News and CNN are two good stations for news.


    "Bye" is informal for " Goodbye"
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    I always wanted to ask this...

    People keep saying that most of the free channels abroad are rather boring (no interesting programs, no movies or documentaries, except of the very old ones, etc.). I wonder is it true? Is it why video rentals and cable channels are so popular? Do they show anything at night or only cable channels are round-the-clock?

    In Russia and many of the post-soviet countries most of the free channels air 24 hours a day. They are rather watchable (if you watch TV at all, that is), though there are too many talk shows and other gibberish to my taste. Some of them broadcast the shows from the cable network.

    Well, talking about movies... I checked my TV program (and I'm talking only about free, non-cable channels - I have 16 of those). There are more than 50 movies planned for today, mostly Russian/Soviet and American, but there are quite a few European ones, especially French.

    Actually I'm surprised there are so many, probably because it's Saturday. In the middle of the week there are no more than 30-40 films per day. Today there are a lot of 70-80th films (including "Scarface", I'll probably watch this one), but most of the films are rather new ("Pirates of the Caribbean", "Bands of New-York", "State 51", etc.).

    Right now on air:
    films (4 channels)
    documentaries (3 channels)
    news and political talk-shows (2 channels)
    music videos (2 channels),
    soccer (2 channels),
    comedy and entertainment shows (2 channels)
    TV series (1 channel)


    Could you tell more about everyday (ordinary) program of your local free channels?

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    In the UK we only have five non-cable channels.

    On air right now...
    BBC 1: The Politics Show
    BBC 2: How To Murder Your Wife
    ITV: Free Willy
    Channel 4: Friends
    Channel 5: Cattle Drive

    Interesting.

    We have cable TV, it can be good, but they like to repeat programs numerous times. Additional film & sport channels can be bought as extra packages if you wanna pay for it.

    We like soap operas, widely known are:
    Coronation Street (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV), Eastenders (BBC 1), Hollyoaks (Channel 4).
    Reality TV: Big Brother (Channel 4), Strictly Come Dancing (BBC 1), I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (ITV), X-Factor (ITV), Dancing On Ice (ITV). Basically voting for all sorts of things.

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    If you want an example of why the rest of the world think America is a nation of ignorant, paranoid, jingoistic brain-washed morons, then watch FOX news for half an hour or so (if you can manage that without gouging your own eyes out). Otherwise save your sanity and avoid it, it'll only make you angry.

    In the UK we only have five non-cable channels.

    On air right now...
    BBC 1: The Politics Show
    BBC 2: How To Murder Your Wife
    ITV: Free Willy
    Channel 4: Friends
    Channel 5: Cattle Drive
    This isn't true. Those were the only channels available on the original analogue network, but this is in the process of being phased out completely, having been replaced over the last 5 or six years by a free-to-air digital service that includes about 25 channels. If those are still the only channels you can get, then you haven't been paying attention.

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    This isn't true. Those were the only channels available on the original analogue network, but this is in the process of being phased out completely, having been replaced over the last 5 or six years by a free-to-air digital service that includes about 25 channels. If those are still the only channels you can get, then you haven't been paying attention.
    You're talking about the digital switchover? Our region isn't scheduled for this until 2009, Cumbria has already started to receive this service, that's true. Other than that, there's the Freeview box which you can purchase for a one off payment (we have one of those upstairs).

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    Hey, FOX news is amazingly unbiased! CNN is also amazingly unbiased. If you want biased news, got to CSPAN those nazis!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natashenka
    This isn't true. Those were the only channels available on the original analogue network, but this is in the process of being phased out completely, having been replaced over the last 5 or six years by a free-to-air digital service that includes about 25 channels. If those are still the only channels you can get, then you haven't been paying attention.
    You're talking about the digital switchover? Our region isn't scheduled for this until 2009, Cumbria has already started to receive this service, that's true. Other than that, there's the Freeview box which you can purchase for a one off payment (we have one of those upstairs).
    The switchover has been underway for a number of years already. All that has happened recently in Cumbria, and will happen in your region in 2009 is that they will stop broadcasting the old analogue signal, after which you won't be able to receive terrestrial TV without a freeview box. There won't be any new service on that day that isn't already available right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natashenka
    This isn't true. Those were the only channels available on the original analogue network, but this is in the process of being phased out completely, having been replaced over the last 5 or six years by a free-to-air digital service that includes about 25 channels. If those are still the only channels you can get, then you haven't been paying attention.
    You're talking about the digital switchover? Our region isn't scheduled for this until 2009, Cumbria has already started to receive this service, that's true. Other than that, there's the Free view box which you can purchase for a one off payment (we have one of those upstairs).
    Most people have a freeview box now. So saying there are only 5 terrestrial channels is a bit inaccurate.

    Anyway to answer the poster's questions.

    UK TV:

    BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation, has a number of TV channels. The main two are BBC1 and BBC2, but there is also BBC3, BBC4, BBC Parliament and BBC News 24. It also has lots of radio stations. The BBC has no advertising, it gets its money from the public through TV licensing. Every year every household with a TV has to buy a TV licence.

    ITV, Independent Television, is the other main TV company. Its main channel is ITV1, and it has other channels including ITV2 and ITV3.

    Channel 4 is a more controversial channel, in that it tends to show more risqu
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    Re: TV stations and a little more

    Quote Originally Posted by astronomer
    Hi!

    I'd like to know about TV channels in the U.S. or in UK. But first of all
    let me describe the Russian TV stations. I won't tell about cable TV. So
    no_ less than 10 TV channels exist. I mean "ОРТ", "РТР", "Ren-TV",
    "Культура", "Спорт", "СТС", "ТНТ", "НТВ", "ДТВ", "Спорт". Ufff...
    (Breathing out of my lungs the rest of an air ? I recommend "taking a deep breath" ) I hope I counted all
    the non-cable channels.

    As a TV watcher I am interested in estimating (what do you mean, this must be a direct translation from Russian) programs. The best
    estimating TV program I've seen is "Неделя (с Марианной Максимовской)". It's (shown) on _
    the "Ren-TV" channel.

    Could someone tell me about TV stations in the U.S. or in UK? What TV
    program dedicated to news analysis can you suggest?

    Do I understand right that the word "bye" at the end of a letter will be
    interpreted as "пока" / "good-bye". Should I write something else in the end
    in order to say "пока"?

    Bye!

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    Here in the U.S.A. in the New York, New Jersey area the free channels are:

    Channel 2 CBS - http://www.cbs.com/ http://wcbstv.com/
    Channel 4 NBC - http://www.nbc.com/ http://www.wnbc.com/index.html
    Channel 5 Fox - http://www.fox.com http://www.myfoxny.com/myfox/
    Channel 7 ABC - http://abc.go.com/index http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/front
    Channel 9 WOR - http://www.my9ny.com/
    Channel 11 WPIX - http://cw11.trb.com/
    Channel 13 PBS - http://www.thirteen.org/index.php

    Besides American football and some documentaries on channel 13, I rarely watch these channels.


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    For years I said I wouldnt get Sky, but did this year as reception for Freeview is not good in my area and I'm glad I swapped.
    I watch a Russian news program (news from Russia in english) and loike ITV news. But mainly I watch the history channel, or Paramount for Frazier.

    When I first watched Fox I honestly though it was a spoof news show!
    More madness than method but it works for me.

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