Sudan Television - filtering the humanitarian crisis

Nobody really knows how many people have died during the current conflict in Sudanese region of Darfur. The United Nations says that more than two million of the estimated six million population have fled their homes, but the organisation is reluctant to estimate how many people have perished. Some analysts estimate that the death toll could be as high as 350,000. Read more ...
China Central Television - One billion viewers daily

In the late 1970's, China had less than one television receiver per 100 citizens with fewer than ten million Chinese people having access to a television set. Today it is estimated that there are now about 25 television sets per 100 people and that roughly a billion Chinese have access to television. To feed this massive audience there are over 700 conventional television stations now in China. Read more ...
Television New Zealand - Kiwi news for Antarctica?

A feed of Television New Zealand's TV One News has become a welcome addition to the free-to-air television offerings to be found on Panamsat 2. The feed is not intended for direct-to-home viewing, in fact the exact reason why the 6PM nightly news from Auckland is being transmitted across the Asia-Pacific is yet to be confirmed by us here at Satdirectory. Some satellite viewers have conjectured that the daily broadcast is intended for the inhabitants of New Zealand's Antarctica outpost, Scott Base.  Read more ...
Tahiti - Experience the lure of the Polynesian islands

Spectacular mountain peaks tower over dense rainforests of soft ferns and bright tropical flowers that reach down to white or black sand beaches. Sounds inviting doesn't it? French Polynesia's leading television and radio channels are an easy catch for satellite dish owners in Australia and New Zealand. Tahiti is perhaps the ultimate "laid back" virtual travel destination for the armchair explorer. Read more ...
France Ô - Caribbean, African & Pacific voices in French

France Ô, a 24 hour, French language multicultural channel is one of the most watched channels here at the Satdirectory HQ. The station draws from programing produced by the various French overseas broadcast operations worldwide. France Ô presents the identity, personalities and culture of the overseas outposts to viewers in continental France as well as the wider French speaking community. Read more ...
Satdirectory is all about guiding you to interesting and exotic media that can be received by back-yard dishes in Australia and New Zealand. Profiles of selected free-to-air satellite broadcasters  are regularly added here to complement the DVD-ROM content on the Satdirectory DVDs. Visit this page frequently to see the latest media offerings.
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Xinjiang - It's a long way to the beach from Urumqi

Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, is proud of it's claim to be the furthest city in the world from an ocean. Urumqi is the gateway to the largest province in China, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a massive geopoliticaly strategic area four times the size of Japan. In the past  the region was a major transit point on the Silk Road, with a series of fabled oasis's that welcomed traders traveling between Europe and East Asia. Read more ...
World Radio Network - the global radio alternative

WRN, The World Radio Network was established in London by three former BBC Senior Staff, namely  Karl Miosga, Jim Ashburner, and Jeff Cohen. Jeff was a keen shortwave listener since childhood, and he had the initial idea of a satellite radio network that could present the best output of the world's shortwave broadcasters to a much wider non-technical oriented audience. Read more ...
NASCAR - tune into live southern style entertainment

NASCAR stock car racing is arguably the lowest-tech type of motorsport on the planet. The cars run with big V8 engines that use pushrods and carburetors. Many detractors of NASCAR don't even consider it to be a legitimate sport, critics argue that NASCAR is simply repetitive driving of low-tech hotrods around an oval. Well that said, if you are looking for spectacular car accident entertainment you can't go past the NASCAR racing feeds live from the southern states of the USA on Panamsat 2. Read more ...
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Inner Mongolia -  the land of Xanadu and true alternative sport

Imagine a sports news program that doesn't even acknowledge the existence of rugby! The programs on Nei Monggol Television cater to a very different type of  fan. Archery, Mongolian wrestling, camel and horse racing are the most popular sports in Inner Mongolia. The daily coverage features both athletes and spectators in colourful outfits on barren sports fields which appear to be simply roped off areas of the vast grazing lands. Yurts, Mongolian tents which are a blend of igloo and tepee, are scatted around the playing fields adding to the exotic feel of the television coverage. Read more ...
CBS - a daily peek at American network television

The term "Wildfeeds" is often used by American dish owners to describe what could be called more accurately "Recurring Feeds". Some of the most popular recurring feeds to our region originate at the CBS Television Centre in New York. The nightly feeds of the CBS Evening News and later in the evening The Late Show with David Letterman are transported across the continental United States before being up-linked by the Napa Valley Teleport in California to Panamsat 2. The feeds are direct from American broadcast television and even include the American commercials and network promos. Read more ...
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