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Old 03-24-2014, 11:10 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I know there is MTV, CNN, etc in other countries but do you get to watch the American version or is it different?
CNN for example - have you ever seen AC360, Wolf Blitzer the Situation Room, The Lead with Jake Tapper?
The anchors always say "welcome to our viewers from the united states and from around the world"
I always figured they air CNN International outside the USA.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I know there is MTV, CNN, etc in other countries but do you get to watch the American version or is it different?
CNN for example - have you ever seen AC360, Wolf Blitzer the Situation Room, The Lead with Jake Tapper?
The anchors always say "welcome to our viewers from the united states and from around the world"
I always figured they air CNN International outside the USA.
I think some programing on CNN is world wide while some isn't. Sometimes they will say for our international viewers ect. and for our US viewers ect. with certain programming.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I think some programing on CNN is world wide while some isn't. Sometimes they will say for our international viewers ect. and for our US viewers ect. with certain programming.
I think that's pretty much it. CNN International is a mix of the usual American-oriented programming and stuff for the global audience that people in the US would not see.

Note that CNN International is broadcast pretty much everywhere outside the US except for Canada and I believe the West Indies who get the regular US version of the network.

As for other networks like MTV, well in Canada we tend to get a Canadian version of them but they are generally Canadian in name only. Programming is almost all from the US except for occasional token Canadian stuff put in there to satisfy Canadian content obligations imposed by our national broadcast regulator.

For other networks it varies.

For example, channels like A and E or TLC are the exact same as in the US. Even the commercials are American.

Discovery Channel has a Canadian version - it has some Canadian shows but most programming is still American. Commercials are Canadian.

The Canadian version of HGTV actually carries a lot of original Canadian programming, and many of these Canadian shows are carried by the American HGTV too.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Pretty sure American TV Shows won't work elsewhere, something to do with different metric voltage or something.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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We had MTV Germany, but they made it a pay-per-view channel now, so it pretty much dyed off. Some US shows, some German shows, only German moderators.

I guess you can watch CNN over here, but honestly, it's not very popular. I always thought they only show news, but apparently they also have shows like "Amanpour."? Never heard of that person. Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan only seem to be on the North American version.

The other American channels (Discovery, History, ...) are only available via Sky. Mostly German versions. Again, I don't know about their programming, since we don't pay for Sky.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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When I spent a year in Ecuador there was a Spanish speaking CNN channel there. So that is definitely different than what one gets in the USA.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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We had MTV Germany, but they made it a pay-per-view channel now, so it pretty much dyed off. Some US shows, some German shows, only German moderators.

I guess you can watch CNN over here, but honestly, it's not very popular. I always thought they only show news, but apparently they also have shows like "Amanpour."? Never heard of that person. Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan only seem to be on the North American version.

The other American channels (Discovery, History, ...) are only available via Sky. Mostly German versions. Again, I don't know about their programming, since we don't pay for Sky.
I have got CNN International. They air Cooper and Morgan. I think we still got MTV Norway (or maybe it is a Nordic channel?). I do not see the point, though. They only air awful reality shows.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I don't own a TV so I wouldn't know.

I do know that a few years ago when I was in Colombia I watched Alf quite often. That was entertaining.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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For non-news programming, it is not as bad as it used to be. Decades ago, US network programs were carried raw, with subtitles. Now, there are no drama programs that can be simply subtitled, everything is reality shows or sitcoms, the latter not regarded as very funny because they're based on either plays on words, or humorous situations that non-Americans would not comprehend. Every country (even Afghanistan) has it's own "American Idol", and more and more countries are developing the technical sophistication to produce a lot of their own TV shows. "Baywatch" was the most popular international show in the history of the world.

When I worked for the TV station in Jordan (1970s), all programs (3 hours per night) were imported from the USA and UK, and subtitled, except the guy sitting behind a desk reading the news in Arabic. BBC programs were more popular than US shows.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: England
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We get Fox News in the UK. It's on the comedy channel.
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