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Old 01.01.2007, 21:54
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

My mistake !

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Actually it's Fr95 but that's a one off
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Old 01.01.2007, 21:58
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

I quite agree, it is a good product, im just a little bitter cos swisscom wont let us electricians install it yet.

We just get left to clear up their mess, like sending new signals to the wrong apartment block, forgeting to connect a DSLAM and blaming my cabling for 3 weeks b4 sending someone out to actually check their own work !! Etc, etc:


(Ah thats better !! )

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I received Bluewin TV about three weeks ago. It's actually a pretty decent product. I have it in combination with Teleclub (which offers almost all of its movies in the original language - mostly in English). It's just awesome to have most of the mainstream British FTA channels plus Film 4, including a full TV-guide and the possibility to tape shows by the touch of a button.
The live pause feature also comes in pretty handy.

The 95 Fr. one-time setup fee isn't too much, considering the fact that the "cable guy" had to re-wire parts of my telephone connection, had to install a permanent VDSL-Splitter and spent another 35 minutes explaining all the features of the set-top box. All in all, he worked for almost 3 hours in my apartment. The VDSL-Splitter is going to remain wired in, even if you move out of your place someday - the tech guy told me that all new telephone hook-ups will have that thing installed starting somewhere in 2007.
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Old 09.02.2007, 14:21
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

I'm not in an apartment of my own yet, however I have been doing some research about what to connect to when I am. Having looked on Cablecom's website, their digital TV seems not to mention BBC1 or BBC2 - have they stopped providing it?

I ideally want some TV that gives me my fix of US shows like House, Bones, CSI, SVU etc, but I think that is probably a pipe dream for the moment, since those shows only appear on Sky in the UK to the best of my knowledge, and the satellite TV install thread, whilst handy, looks rather intimidating to set up for someone new to Swiss accommodation. Second choice is as many of the UK channels as possible, but it MUST include BBC1 for a particular program I am keen to see later this year.

So, does anyone know why Cablecom doesn't claim to offer anything but BBC World and BBC Prime? And if they in fact no longer supply BBC1 and 2 (ITV channels etc), is there anyone with whom I could get these channels?
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Old 09.02.2007, 14:28
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

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I'm not in an apartment of my own yet, however I have been doing some research about what to connect to when I am. Having looked on Cablecom's website, their digital TV seems not to mention BBC1 or BBC2 - have they stopped providing it?

I ideally want some TV that gives me my fix of US shows like House, Bones, CSI, SVU etc, but I think that is probably a pipe dream for the moment, since those shows only appear on Sky in the UK to the best of my knowledge, and the satellite TV install thread, whilst handy, looks rather intimidating to set up for someone new to Swiss accommodation. Second choice is as many of the UK channels as possible, but it MUST include BBC1 for a particular program I am keen to see later this year.

So, does anyone know why Cablecom doesn't claim to offer anything but BBC World and BBC Prime? And if they in fact no longer supply BBC1 and 2 (ITV channels etc), is there anyone with whom I could get these channels?
this thread has some infos : Cablecom and ITV/FILM4/BBC

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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

They do, but you need to subscibe to a package. It's a serious ripoff and what you should do is buy a Dreambox 500D for next to nothing, download the gemini image and get all the cablecom channels including ghetto skeezers and all the smut FOR FREE.
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Old 09.02.2007, 14:52
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They do, but you need to subscibe to a package. It's a serious ripoff and what you should do is buy a Dreambox 500D for next to nothing, download the gemini image and get all the cablecom channels including ghetto skeezers and all the smut FOR FREE.
Er, thanks. Having done a little searching online, (and I'm not at all saying I plan to go this route), does one need a satellite dish to receive the signal, or does the box plug into ADSL?

To be honest since I am so new to Switzerland I'd like to play by all the rules for people-who-don't-know, at least until I'm a bit more settled in this country. Cablecom kinda sounds like what I want (at the very most), but it's only worth it if they have BBC1 and hopefully 2.

So you're saying that the absence of the mention of those two channels in the program packages listed on the Cablecom website is an oversight or does everyone just know that they have those channels included as well?
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

if you go satelite:

It's free and legal. You get BBC1, 2, 3, 4, ITV1, 2, 3, 4 and whole bunch of other crap. You cn alsso get a one off payment Sky Viewing card to decrypt Channel 4 and 5. All you need is a south facing balcony

If you go cable. This plugs into the cable plug and will pick up all free cable channels. This WILL NOT include the BBC1, 2 or ITV channels. But you could theoretically install a new image that apparently has the potential to emulate decryption. So I've heard.

All you need is a dreambox and a cable socket

Either way, if you are considering Cablecom consider throwing your money out of the window.
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Old 09.02.2007, 15:02
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

gooner is talking about the DM500-c so it plugs into the cable TV connection you are likely to have.
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

Of course you are not referring to my favourite channel Wine-TV ? Interview with old French duffer in front of wine barrels whinging about how technology is changing things for the worst. Cut to sweeping views of sunny vineyard...then on to the real business on drinking it.
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and whole bunch of other crap.
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

Thanks to both of you. I might have to forget about the whole idea of TV for a while since it seems like a steeper learning curve than I thought. And since I've been having trouble even getting offered a place here in Lausanne and I am sick to death of my temporary accommodation, I'll accept the first one that turns up, which is likely not to have a balcony at all (let alone me getting the permission to drill holes to mount a dish!). Whether it will have cable or not is also uncertain.

I'm finding it's continuing to be one helluva shift adjusting to Switzerland, even after the first month of forms and applications, so thanks again for helping to unmuddy things a bit more.
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

Forget your Dreambox. Cablecom has something "nasty" in the pipeline
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Old 09.02.2007, 20:27
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

Nope

Right now it is possible to watch cablecom with a Dreambox (arr pirates!)

But they are now upgrading their boxes. I expect an exchange of viewing cards soon.
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

yeah right. I would also like to know if this is possible. Wales are playing Scotland today, and I have to watch that game! Are you also a rugby fan? If so, where the devil are you from... (say Wales-please...)
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?



I have heard no such news!!! Cablecom is on the contrary under pressure from the Swiss authories to unscramble the signal so that it can be used by third party cable providers and on set top boxes.

A digital receiver for Cablecom programmes is being made available for CHF 150 as from April 3, 2007. There will be no additional charges. There will be free access to around 93 digital programmes including BBC 1-2, BBC World, BBC Prime ITV 1-2 and Channel 4 plus numerous radio programmes. In addition there is a monthly charge for the cable connection of CHF 21 set to rise to CHF 23. The overall minimum charge for Bluewin TV with 126 free channels as from March 1 is CHF 29 + 9 (ADSL) + 25 (telephone connection) = CHF 63. Currently there are problems with Bluewin TV (long waiting list for installation, picture quality, video and audio not synchronized on some channels, no firewall incorporated into router, no possibility to transfer stored programmes from hard disk to digital media).

As of June Cablecom will offer 17 Teleclub channels. HDTV and Video on Demand are planned for later in the year.
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

I doubt Cablecom will go FTA. The trend is the opposite direction.

Maybe they will be forced the unbundle the boxes
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

Anyone know how I can listen to BBC Radio 5 Live for football commentaries via the internet from Switzerland?
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Old 10.02.2007, 15:09
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

www.bbc.co.uk/radio5 > Listen Live ?
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

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www.bbc.co.uk/radio5 > Listen Live ?

They block it during the matches.
If I remember correctly it is even encrypted on satellite.
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Re: Watching BBC in Switzerland?

The only way you can listen to live footy on five live via internet is to change your IP address to a uk one . However I've asked this question on another thread and it has not proved easy to do. If you find the solution please let me know.
They don't scamble the commentary on sat reception.

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