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lilah
05-24-2007, 10:53 PM
i wish my cable company would offer international programing like the dish network does. I called my cable company last year and asked them if they would offer the arabic package like dish network does, and i got a pretty rude response.... i called back to cancel my cable service, but the customer service rep appologized for the other guys behavoir and gave me a 3 month discount on cable service...

but that still doesn't change the fact that they won't offer more diverse programing...

Right now my choices are hispanic programing or basic american programing....i called them and told them that i'm willing to pay for the additional service.

the dishnetwork offers programing in african, armenian, chinese, farsi, french, isrealie, russian, arabic, filipino amoung others.....and they have offered these channels for a while now....why can't cable companies figure out a way to do the same?
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Nabooly
05-25-2007, 01:32 AM
I think Satellite is becoming more mainstream. Its alot easier for satellite to transmit something from overseas, than it is with cable. When we had cable we also had to subsribe to dish network, but all we got through them was the Arabic package, which was really nice. Now we have satellite for allt he programming. its not too expensive either. Theres also a 3 channel music package, which satellite companies do not usually offer a package with a small # of channels.
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Umar001
05-25-2007, 01:37 AM
My mother has a satelite dish thing, and she paid like £160 and that was it, now she has various channels, all that for one channel, the EriTv [Pretty Annoying Channel]. I was excited when I heard it was going to have arab stuff, but in reality alot of those channels have 'western' looking women doing soap dramas. And the brothers on the news speak tooooooo fast. Like I remember once all I understood out of a whole broadcast was 9/11 and Saddam.
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Skillganon
05-25-2007, 01:45 AM
lol.
Arab soap operas with wannabe Shaytans.

They are fitnah.
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lilah
05-25-2007, 01:48 AM
Originally Posted by Skillganon
lol.
Arab soap operas with wannabe Shaytans.

They are fitnah.
i like watching the old movies w/english translations....helps me with my arabic...

i also want some of the syrian and lebanese programing
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lilah
05-25-2007, 01:50 AM
Originally Posted by Nabooly
I think Satellite is becoming more mainstream. Its alot easier for satellite to transmit something from overseas, than it is with cable. When we had cable we also had to subsribe to dish network, but all we got through them was the Arabic package, which was really nice. Now we have satellite for allt he programming. its not too expensive either. Theres also a 3 channel music package, which satellite companies do not usually offer a package with a small # of channels.

the thing is, in order for me to get arabic satellite, have to get the entire dish network, i'd have to pay over $100 just for cable...

is there a way you can just get the arabic dish w/out the entire dish network?
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Nabooly
05-25-2007, 02:10 AM
Originally Posted by lilah
the thing is, in order for me to get arabic satellite, have to get the entire dish network, i'd have to pay over $100 just for cable...

is there a way you can just get the arabic dish w/out the entire dish network?
Yeah ofcourse. You can just purchase the arabic package alone (many of my uncles and aunts and relatives who only watch arabic only get Arabic channels since they really have no interest in American tv). The only reason that we used to have cable and sattelite is b/c we only had the basic cable package and since then we have upgraded and got many more channels. You should call Dish Network and ask them your questions, Im sure theill be glad to help you :)
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lilah
05-25-2007, 02:22 AM
Originally Posted by Nabooly
Yeah ofcourse. You can just purchase the arabic package alone (many of my uncles and aunts and relatives who only watch arabic only get Arabic channels since they really have no interest in American tv). The only reason that we used to have cable and sattelite is b/c we only had the basic cable package and since then we have upgraded and got many more channels. You should call Dish Network and ask them your questions, Im sure theill be glad to help you :)
thanx very much, i might do that....:thumbs_up
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north_malaysian
05-25-2007, 02:26 AM
Malaysian cable provider have foreign tv channels. But we're not allowed to have a sattelite dish.

Channels provided by ASTRO:

* Channel 1 - Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) 1 (in Malay)
* Channel 2 - Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) 2 (Multilingual)
* Channel 3 - TV3 (Multilingual)
* Channel 4 - Astro Ria (in Malay)
* Channel 5 - Arab Radio Television (ART) Variety (in Arabic)
* Channel 6 - Astro Vaanavil (in Tamil)
* Channel 7 - NTV7 (Multilingual)
* Channel 8 - Astro Prima (Multilingual)
* Channel 9 - Astro Kirana (in Indonesian)
* Channel 10 - Hallmark Channel (in English)
* Channel 11 - Discovery Travel & Living (in English)
* Channel 12 - Bloomberg TV (in English)
* Channel 13 - NHK World (in Japanese)
* Channel 14 - Astro TVIQ (Multilingual)
* Channel 15 - Astro@15 (in Malay)
* Channel 16 - Astro Hitz.tv (in English)
* Channel 17 - AXN (in English)
* Channel 18 - 8TV (Multilingual)
* Channel 19 - Astro AEC (in Chinese)
* Channel 20 - Al Jazeera English
* Channel 21 - Zee TV (in Hindi)
* Channel 22 - TV9 (in Malay)
* Channel 23 - Astro Kirana (Multilingual)
* Channel 24 - Astro Ceria (in Malay)
* Channel 25 - Animax (in English/Japanese)
* Channel 26 - BBC Entertainment (in English)
* Channel 27 - ETTV Asia (in Chinese)
* Channel 28 - CCTV4 (in Chinese)
* Channel 29 - Wa TV (in Chinese)
* Channel 30 - Astro Wah Lai Toi (in Chinese)
* Channel 31 - TVBS (in Chinese)
* Channel 32 - Phoenix (in Chinese)
* Channel 33 - TVB8 (in Chinese)
* Channel 34 - TVB Xing He (in Chinese)
* Channel 35 - Jia Yu Channel (in Chinese)
* Channel 36 - CCTV9 (in English)
* Channel 37 - Phoenix Infonews (in Chinese)
* Channel 38 - Astro Shuang Xing (in Chinese)
* Channel 39 - Celestial Movies (in Chinese)
* Channel 40 - HBO (in English)
* Channel 41 - Cinemax (in English)
* Channel 42 - STAR Movies (in English)
* Channel 50 - Discovery Channel (in English)
* Channel 51 - Animal Planet (in English)
* Channel 52 - National Georgraphic (in English)
* Channel 53 - Discovery Science (in English)
* Channel 54 - The History Channel (in English) - starting 15.06.2007
* Channel 60 - Nickelodeon (in English)
* Channel 61 - Disney Channel (in English)
* Channel 62 - Cartoon Network (in English)
* Channel 63 - Playhouse Disney Channel (in English)
* Channel 70 - STAR World (in English)
* Channel 71 - MTV Southeast Asia (in English)
* Channel 72 - Channel V (in English)
* Channel 73 - Sun TV (in Tamil)
* Channel 74 - Astro Vellitirai (in Tamil)
* Channel 75 - Sun Music (in Tamil)
* Channel 76 - E! Entertainment (in English)
* Channel 77 - Discovery Home & Health (in English)
* Channel 78 - Discovery Real Time (in English)
* Channel 80 - Astro Supersport (in English)
* Channel 81 - ESPN (in English)
* Channel 82 - STAR Sports (in English)
* Channel 83 - The Golf Channel (in English)
* Channel 84 - Eurosport (in English)
* Channel 90 - CNN International (in English)
* Channel 91 - CNBC Asia (in English)
* Channel 92 - Astro News (incl. Al Jazeera Arabic, DW-TV, Australia Network, Bernama News)
* Channel 93 - BBC World (in English)

- FACT: None of these channels are a 24/7 Religious channel..... :rollseyes
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HBot 5000
05-25-2007, 10:38 AM
:sl:

Sky TV - UK is the only way to go!


:w:
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north_malaysian
05-31-2007, 03:56 AM
Originally Posted by HBot 5000
:sl:

Sky TV - UK is the only way to go!


:w:
Does Sky TV have islamic channel?:?
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Nabooly
06-01-2007, 08:28 PM
The only 100% Islamic channel that i know of is Iqra2. Theres also a Religous channel that reads Quran 24/7, but there is no picture, just sound.
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- Qatada -
06-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
Does Sky TV have islamic channel?:?

:salamext:


Yeah alhamdulillah, 813 on Sky Digital is Islam Channel. And 825 is Unity TV. There are other sectarian islamic channels aswell.


By the way, you guys don't need a dish lol you've got enough channels there.
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north_malaysian
06-04-2007, 09:05 AM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah

By the way, you guys don't need a dish lol you've got enough channels there.
But none of those channels are dedicated 100% to religious (Islamic)contents.

The Muslims in UK are lucky!!!
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lilah
06-05-2007, 06:56 AM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah
:salamext:


Yeah alhamdulillah, 813 on Sky Digital is Islam Channel. And 825 is Unity TV. There are other sectarian islamic channels aswell.


By the way, you guys don't need a dish lol you've got enough channels there.
i'd give my left arm if my cable company offered me a 100% islamic english ...or arabic w/english translation channel....but no, they offer a bazillion payper view porn channels instead :enough!: :enough!: :enough!:

we even get a free gay/lesbian channel....which might be ok w/some folks and their lifestyles...but for me, give me the choice, yeey! keep your porn & trash, give me my Islamic channels!
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north_malaysian
06-05-2007, 07:29 AM
Originally Posted by lilah
i'd give my left arm if my cable company offered me a 100% islamic english ...or arabic w/english translation channel....but no, they offer a bazillion payper view porn channels instead :enough!: :enough!: :enough!:

we even get a free gay/lesbian channel....which might be ok w/some folks and their lifestyles...but for me, give me the choice, yeey! keep your porn & trash, give me my Islamic channels!
We're lucky as pornography is a crime here... so no porn channels available on our TV.:thumbs_up
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