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LivinginKata    7,135

Since about 11.00 on Thurday 10 August 2017 Fox News screen has bee replaced with 'serice is not running or scrambled'. Wife phoned Karon Cable that day. They prmised to call Phuket TV. Next day call back - some sort of BS answer about equipment problems and no idea whn would be sorted.

 

Now I realise that many out there hate FNC and I don't need your flames but if any viewers out there - what are you seeing on screen.

Thanks.

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Jingthing    33,672

My cable system in Pattaya changed from Fox News to Sky News (UK, affiliated with Fox) about the same time. I won't be complaining. I know wrong forum, but that's a clue that something's up. 

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bendejo    1,418

I have no inside info on the why, but there has always been a big difference in cable service in the southern part of the country.  When I was staying in Chumphon 10+ years ago there was one "channel" that would play pirated movies (I knew they were pirated because the movie would be a recent release not out on DVD yet).  A few years later we were getting MNET out of South Africa, and I knew something was unofficial about it because they would show that certain Jodie Foster movie that is banned, and no pixelating of cigarettes etc.  I can't say what the dividing line is, but I saw MNET from Chumphon to Hat Yai.   The service was a bunch of channels that played movies from throughout the English-speaking world and Africa, some of the stuff was quite good, like a modern-day African version of Oliver Twist.

And then one day it was gone, replaced by FN and Universal channel.  Thank goodness they kept the Aussie channel.

 

Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand have always leaned toward the right in US politics since I could remember, and I figured that had to do with the Cold War/Domino Theory.  Not long ago there was some controversy in Malaysia about whether to jail a guy who was a communist organizer in the 1980s.

I guess now, with the US president being all kissy-kissy with the Russians and the US can't get enough of Chinese-made goods, it's obvious to them the Cold War is officially over and, politically, the US is becoming a different country, with FN being the new voice.  The EU distancing itself from the US sends a message to the rest of the world.  It may be possible someone in the present Thai gov't is seeing the writing on the wall.

 

Or on the other hand just a shuffling of cable services  :saai:

 

 

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stevenl    8,562
5 hours ago, bendejo said:

I have no inside info on the why, but there has always been a big difference in cable service in the southern part of the country.  When I was staying in Chumphon 10+ years ago there was one "channel" that would play pirated movies (I knew they were pirated because the movie would be a recent release not out on DVD yet).  A few years later we were getting MNET out of South Africa, and I knew something was unofficial about it because they would show that certain Jodie Foster movie that is banned, and no pixelating of cigarettes etc.  I can't say what the dividing line is, but I saw MNET from Chumphon to Hat Yai.   The service was a bunch of channels that played movies from throughout the English-speaking world and Africa, some of the stuff was quite good, like a modern-day African version of Oliver Twist.

And then one day it was gone, replaced by FN and Universal channel.  Thank goodness they kept the Aussie channel.

 

Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand have always leaned toward the right in US politics since I could remember, and I figured that had to do with the Cold War/Domino Theory.  Not long ago there was some controversy in Malaysia about whether to jail a guy who was a communist organizer in the 1980s.

I guess now, with the US president being all kissy-kissy with the Russians and the US can't get enough of Chinese-made goods, it's obvious to them the Cold War is officially over and, politically, the US is becoming a different country, with FN being the new voice.  The EU distancing itself from the US sends a message to the rest of the world.  It may be possible someone in the present Thai gov't is seeing the writing on the wall.

 

Or on the other hand just a shuffling of cable services  :saai:

 

 

The latter.

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LivinginKata    7,135
Posted (edited)
9 minutes ago, stevenl said:

The latter.

 

So what have you been told steven ?

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tomwct    1,641

Normally when a cable service picks up Fox, they get a complimentary connection for 1-3 years. After that you have to pay a fee.

Most cable companies will ignore the billings until FOX cancels the programming. So, I think it's a cost issue that Thai's don't want to pay and they will accept free CNN and BBC.

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phuketrichard    2,400

I use CNC cable here in Kamala, today my fox news is gone,

....i used to like Fox ( for entertainment NOT NEWS) but when they canned Bill O'Reily......

last week lost "true series" and "true movie hits""

last month lost Universal"

seems the legal owners of the shows are cracking down

never got cnn but do get BBC

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NoBrainer    803

Sophon in Pattaya told me their contract ran out and they were re-negotiating. She said maybe another week, but then the girl that answers the phone would not necessarily be privy to contract negotiations. 

I guess it might help if many viewers call in to complain. 

 

Maybe give management a push push to get it done. 

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VocalNeal    1,305
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1 hour ago, phuketrichard said:

last month lost Universal"

But maybe gained Warner?

 

Does everyone have a "box"?

 

My upstairs TV does not but downstairs does. Downstairs gets Fox News / Euro News/ France 24/ Aljazeera / Asia News (Singapore) / NHK (Japan) 

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TGIR    137

In my place in Cha Am all I can get in the way of regular TV is UBC, which right now is the worst of the worst. I would love to get Fox but we get CNN and BBC.   I can't take the coverage of CNN for long........would trade most anything to get FOX News.

 

 

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