Do you have free to air as well as cable TV in your country?

@14missy (3185)
Australia
February 19, 2007 7:47pm CST
I most part of Australia we have 4 or 5 free to air channels and then can subscribe to cable TV for a fairly hefty fee (around $80/month depending on what stations you choose to subscribe to) What is the television situation like where you live?
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
20 Feb 07
We have to pay for all our cable tv. it cost me 49 dollars a monthfor 72 channels this does not include HBO, Showtime this is extra if you want them.The cable goes up every year.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Do you have free to air channels as well?
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• United States
20 Feb 07
We have pretty much the same thing in the US. Depending where you live there are 3 or 4 free stations (we call them "broadcast") but the reception can be pretty bad. The cable stations carry these broadcast stations also in their "basic" package. Where I live, the basic package costs about $45 a month and has about 60 channels, but no movie channels (like HBO), or commercial free channels. Those are added on for an extra charge.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
It sounds like these tV people are making good money everywhere. Our movie channels are an extra also. At least they don't have as many commercials.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I live in the USA. I live so far out, that they don't have cable. I use Direct satelite. It is around $50. for a basic nothings. All reruns over and over. Free channels are only around 3.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
28 Feb 07
Most of the time you aren't missing too much on TV anyway...
• Australia
20 Feb 07
I am also in Australia; there are days it feels like a rip off to have to pay money to watch something decent on tv. We started on the basic Foxtel package (our pay tv supplier) but when the sci fi channel started, we had to up grade our service.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
True the decent shows always take longer to go to free to air.
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