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CBC on DirecTV

Discussion in 'The DIRECTV Forum' started by aa9vi, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. aa9vi

    aa9vi Thread Starter Member

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    Any chance of seeing CBC on DirecTV? It would be a far better channel than many of the other garbage channels. Hey, black it out when it rebroadcasts a US program. I don't care. Anyone else like to see it?
     
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  2. darrencp22

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    CBC is crap except for hockey. Some of those canadian shows are just terrible :)

    Now Hockey Night in Canada is THE program for hockey coverage... that is the reason for CBC.

    I doubt you'll ever see it. Where are you located? I can pull it in via OTA here in the Buffalo area.
     
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    whoa darren some may say cbs crap

    i disagree i like cbc even when not hockey season the have some decent shows
    i like the Border and i planned on watching little mosque on the praire but never tuned in, i also missed a hockey like soap opera called MVP
    my alltime favorite show on cbc is The Tournament(a hockey mocumentary of a peewee hockey team and its crazy parents
    plus i dont mind there news ill watch it first before cnn
     
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  4. aa9vi

    aa9vi Thread Starter Member

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    I used to watch it when I lived near Sault Ste. Siberia (Marie), MI.
    I'm not saying it's like ABC, but I think it's certainly better than HITN, ONCE, CCTV9, NASA, LOGO, MTV1-2, RFD, BYU, Daystar, Current, and NRB. The Canucks have our networks on their satellite system, why can't we get theirs? I like choices.
     
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  5. Bob Nielsen

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    I'd like to see CBC. Comcast has it in this area and i feel that satellite should also have access to that channel.
     
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    D* had Newsworld International at launch, which was the international version of CBC. However, it was sold a couple years ago and became Current. D* also had MuchMusic at launch, until it became Fuse.
     
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    As a Canadian, I concur that CBC is garbage. The hockey has gone way down in recent years; TSN is way better with their coverage. When CBC writers went out on strike a few years ago, no one seemed to notice or care. The CBC believes that it represents what is truly Canadian (though I have no idea how to describe what a Canadian is-is it someone who can make love in a canoe?). It is anti American, leftist, elitist, politically correct in the extreme, and a lot of the shows appeal to .1% of the population. Is it any wonder I have been with Directv since 1995? Rant over!
     
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    :up As someone who gets the channel and exposed to the mainstream canadian media I agree with this. They are anti-american. Luckily I have some good canadian friends and I realize this is not indicitive of the thoughts of the avg canadian.
     
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    Fox News...

    is garbage, 100%.
     
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    You meant to say CNN is garbage 100% of the time.
     
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  11. darrencp22

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    That too :)
     
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    I've heard that CBC's Olympic coverage is MUCH better than NBC's.
     
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    the best olympic coverage nbc had, was when they had none!
     
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    CBC's olympic coverage is better than NBC... but of course that's not saying much. NBC butcher's it.
     
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    For Hockey Night in Canada...It would be nice if we were able to get CBC!
     
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  16. RLuyster

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    I would like to have access to programming from every English language broadcaster in the world. (I only say "English" because that is my only fluent language.) Probably the major problem problem with the USA for the past many years is its insular, xenophobic attitudes. We need to be seeing news and TV in general from as many sources as possible with as many outlooks as possible, not just those who agree with us and stroke our ego. To say that all CBC programming is "garbage" is nothing short of silly. I have been a CBC listener and viewer all my life and have found much of their programming top quality. "Anti-American"? No. Healthily critical of the US? Yes. "Elitist"? No. Intelligent? Yes.
     
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    You need to understand that the CBC represents the eastern Canadian intelligensia (to speak CBCese), which is to say liberal to left of center. God forbid that you live in western Canada, where your interests don't count.
    They dislike the US, but want to so badly be accepted by them. I was at my brother's and there was a piece on a Canadian actor who was in a big Hollywood movie. The announcers kept saying "Canadian actor.." so many times that I thought those were his two first names! They talk it up when somebody makes it big down south.
    I watched the CBC during my younger days and they had an annimosity during the Reagan/Bush years. It was more tempered when Clinton was in the White House. Does the CBC want a Democrat in the White House? Of course, but that's not their concern. Report on the news in an unbiased fashion.
    Don't even get me started on CBC radio. I had to listen to it last summer at the lake when that was all that was available. Listening to a documentary about a 1950's socialist economist is not exaclty terribly engaging.
     
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  18. RLuyster

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    You have your opinion, I retain mine. I still maintain that US viewers/listeners should have easy access to the CBC, BBC, France 24, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, Voice of Russia, SABC, Radio Australia, CCTV9 and anyone else who offers English programming. We need to hear all sides and understand all perspectives to be a responsible world citizen. You may not have found a documentary on a 1950s socialist economist interesting but personally I would prefer that any day to listening to or watching a hockey or football game. Who said "one man's meat is another man's poison"? There should always be tolerance and room for discussion throughout the political spectrum. Condemning and slapping on meaningless labels like "leftist", "right wing", "liberal","elitist", "intelligentsia", etc. accomplish nothing except promoting further discord and miscommunication. Such labels are also always an easy way out as they require no real thought or effort, just knee-jerk reaction. I agree that news should be reported in an unbiased fashion. Since here in the USA news programming keeps morphing more and more into entertainment programming and becoming increasingly more influenced by commercial and political ideologies, we need as much diverse input as we can get to keep our thinking "fair and balanced". So bring on the CBC, the BBC, Al Jazeera, etc. etc....there's room for everybody. :)
     
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  19. Bob Nielsen

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    I miss World News International, which had CBC news (also Deutsche Welle). Too bad it was replaced by Current (thanks to Al Gore).
     
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  20. Iceberg

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    back to the original question...its pretty simple

    If CBC made "CBC US" then they could carry it. Until then they won't or can't due to syndex issues. A fair amount of programs on US locals are on the CBC

    Also what would they do for hockey? In the US the CBC feeds are part of NHL CI
     
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