Which Network Will Dish Network Carry First, Al Jazeera English or BBC World News?

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Which network do you think Dish Network will carry first:

BBC World News or Al-Jazeera English:)?
 
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aeris

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Well, to make themselves more to the public, Al Jazeera now has a new site to petition your local Cable, Satellite, or FTTH provider, to carry Al Jazeera English.

The website: I Want Al Jazeera English

It is only logical for Dish Network to carry Al Jazeera English, because Dish Network already carries the Arabic version of Al Jazeera.
 
nrholland

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Personally I don't think they'll ever carry BBC World News. They and Directv have had several years now that they could have carried it. So far, neither one has it. I have no idea why. It should be a no-brainer. Verizon FIOS got it on shortly after they lauched. All the cable and satellite services in Canada have it as well as almost after cable and satellite services around the world.
Do anyone know why E* and D* don't carry it?
 
kstuart

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Do anyone know why E* and D* don't carry it?

In the USA, rights to the programming is owned by BBC America channel.

So, either they have blocked it entirely, or they want way more money than is charged in Canada and elsewhere.

Think about it for a few seconds - if it were available to D* and E* for free, it would have been made available as one of the mandated "Public Interest" channels a long time ago...
 
pro96

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We need a Rush Limbaugh 24/7 channel
 
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why yes I can see noted Republican Charlie Ergen willing to brave the pundit firestorm for putting AJE on his satellite service
 
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I had understood that several PBS stations had purchased the rights to show BBC World news and that is why BBC-America created BBC World News America. I am not positive of this though. It was a rumor I heard at a local PBS. I do however know that PBS stations who purchase BBC programming pay a fortune for it. I have seen the local PBS's invoice for Vicar of Dibley and although I don't remember the price, it was an OMG moment.

In other words, I am not certian that the BBC hasn't already sold the rights to World News in the US to various PBS stations and is making a lot of money from it.
 
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Slamminc11

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We need a Rush Limbaugh 24/7 channel

Yeah, that's an idea. We could call it the RLOX channel
Rush Loves Oxycontin channel! :rolleyes: They could put it on channel 666!
 
Slamminc11

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why yes I can see noted Republican Charlie Ergen willing to brave the pundit firestorm for putting AJE on his satellite service

You do know Dish already carries the Arabic version (channel 645) of this channel right?
"24-hours-a-day and exclusively on DISH Network, Al Jazeera is the top Arabic news channel in the Middle East that offers news from around the world. Al Jazeera has a wide selection of documentaries and uncensored political talk shows."
 
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Mr Tony

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I have access to Al-Jazeera English via free to air and it is a pretty good channel. Gives you a different perspective..and it is different than the arabic version by a lot (the only common thing is the Al Jazeera name)

When something big happens in the world, I'd prefer to watch it on a different news channel that shows the whole perspective versus the "watered down" version that some channels show
 
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It was understanding the several PBS stations had purchased the rights to show BBC World news and that is why BBC-America created BBC World News America. I am not positive of this though. It was a rumor I heard at a local PBS. I do however know that PBS stations who purchase BBC programming pay a fortune for it. I have seen the local PBS's invoice for Vicar of Dibley and although I don't remember the price, it was an OMG moment.

In other words, I am not certian that the BBC hasn't already sold the rights to World News in the US to various PBS stations and is making a lot of money from it.

KQED in San Francisco, a PBS station, shows BBC World News.
 
NotMe546

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Yeah, that's an idea. We could call it the RLOX channel
Rush Loves Oxycontin channel! :rolleyes: They could put it on channel 666!
:up
Screw rush the hypocritical bastard. By the way I would like both.

limbaugh_oxycontin.jpg
 
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BBC World News is on cable in NYC as a 24 Hour channel, this channel includes a secondary audio for those at BBC America. I think I posted the video clip from BBC on this forum before. If you haven't seen it here it is:
[ame="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t3df_bbc-world-news-secondary-audio_news"]Dailymotion - BBC World NEWS Secondary Audio - a News & Politics video@@AMEPARAM@@http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video@@AMEPARAM@@video[/ame]
 

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