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So, can I clarify that if you have only an antenna - no cable, no satellite - all you get is the original Swiss channels, none of which is exclusively English unless you flick to the Dual option?

Our current sublease has CNBC, BBC and CNN and my husband insists that's it's not cable or satellite, they're part of the normal Swiss TV stations. I've tried to tell him otherwise. They're cable, right?
In western Switzerland some cable companies use DVB-T (terrestrial digital) for distributing TV via cable. This is because more TVs have this built in compared to DVB-C.

So it may seem to your husband that he's watching terrestrial TV when in fact it's cable TV.
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Re: English language TV in Switzerland

I know this thread is fairly old so hoping someone can give me the latest info.

Basically, I'd like to know which cable company is the best for English TV channels?
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Re: English language TV in Switzerland

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I know this thread is fairly old so hoping someone can give me the latest info.

Basically, I'd like to know which cable company is the best for English TV channels?
In Basel (and the whole of Kanton BS) you have a choice of Cablecom or Cablecom or Cablecom . Never had an issue with the service myself, but have a quick search of the forum.

Both Swisscom and, not Sunrise, also offer TV over their respective DSL networks, but reviews suggest the Picture Quality is not quite as good as Cablecom due the nature of bandwidth requirements.

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