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reply to lalala
Re: Satellite or cable service for local TV broadcasts?
said by lalala :Yeah, I was wondering why there are missing foreign channels (not just Chinese) from TWC, DirectTV, etc. Hence, I still like OTA. I thought they would carry all of them if they are broadcasted OTA. I assume one can't ask for them either?
Getting the double play bundle is probably a better deal since for the same price, you get digital cable with the variety tier. That means you get much more than just the locals.
Note that even with digital cable and the variety tier, TW does not offer all those Chinese subchannels that are available OTA. The only ones you get are KSCI 18, KSCI 18.8, and Skylink TV 31.5. Missing are OTA channels: 20.3, 31.7, 31.8, 31.9, 44.6, 44.7, 44.8, 57.9, 62.2, and 62.6 that have Chinese content. TW does offer a few premium channels such as Jade and Phoenix, but they are relatively expensive.