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Anyway life goes on and I feel compelled to continue with at least one more potentially boring and self indulgent post, if only to purge myself, traumatised as I am, by the recent concurrent loss of both internet connectivity and cable TV.
At some point we got a color TV and I can remember coming home from school and watching the C4 test transmissions, in particular a program on the Frank Whittle's jet engine (lots of color diagrams showing air flows etc) and Monkey King (Journey to the West) in Chinese with English subtitles (my first Chinese language program). Memorably I watched the original Startrek, the original Dr Who, the Prisoner. and Neil Armstrong (live, save transmission delay) going for a stroll a long long way away.
Of course as I grew older I was subjected to the "American" dream through cultural programs such asSpasky and Crutch, Kojak, Columbo etc and of course the nightly episodes of Vietnam War in all its gory, in that time before news crews became "embedded" and "managed"
Although other channels are theoretically available over the internet. I rarely watch them. I haven't the patience to put up with pixilated pictures, buffering delays etc, and whilst I am quite happy to pay to visit cinema or rent a DVD, I am not inclined to pay to watch "monetarised" TV content over the internet.
However I am not adverse to exploring opportunities to find a "free" channel showing live soccer if there is match on that I can't otherwise see, and judging by the number of visitors to a previous post on this site referring the p2p streaming I am not the only one. There are a number of Chinese p2p streaming sites and lots of other sites listed ( elsewhere ). I am told that a good (at least in HK) CCTV5 streaming site is here and this UK site looks interesting.
I also regard it as a worthy technical challenge to watch TV over a WIFI or 3G link on my mobile phone. The following are a few of my favorite internet TV news links for live and Video on demand ..... and for those who like something different I recommend Suriname ATV orOR Livedepending on how squeamish you are.
|UK||BBC News Console
ITN News Console | ITN UK News (yahoo)
|Ireland||RTE news | RTE Primetime|
|Canada||Canadian Broadcating Company|
|Japan||NHK World TV|
|Israel||Jerusalem on line
Israel National News
|South Africa||SABC News 3|
|Antiga||Carabean Broadcasting Corporation|