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RE: [american-8] US Television in Zürich!

From: user 6.
Sent on: Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:32 PM
why buy series and have to store or resell?  You can rent full seasons of shows at Elm Video in Zurich. The owner of the shop, Ms. Joey Macht is a member of the American Club.

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Donnerstag, 31. Juli[masked]:30
To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: [american-8] US Television in Z?rich!



I agree with Claudia that this price is very high. I think that when the price comes down to $20-$30/month (plus start-up fees) it will be a big hit in the expat community. Some corporations will of course offer this to their expats. But it will not be an option for many. Another alternative is to do what the cable TV stations do. Offer a basic package for a more reasonable price and a "gold package" with everything for $159. That way you can appeal to a wider public.


Claudia, I guess everyone finds their own solution. Our solution has been to buy our favorite TV shows on DVD from Amazon, Ebay or Exlibris. For about Sfr 30 you can get 1 year of Friends, Frasier or any of a number of TV shows and watch them Commercial-Free.


One thing that has always driven me crazy about US TV is the ads that appear every 3 minutes. While I would love to watch US TV, paying $159/month and watching endless ads is too much for me. We will stick to buying DVDs.



--- On Thu, 7/31/08, Claudia Wicki <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Claudia Wicki <[address removed]>
Subject: RE: [american-8] US Television in Z?rich!
To: [address removed]
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 8:13 AM

Any thought about listing in local currency?  Some of us are here a long time and will remain.  $159/ month is quite pricey.
We already pay a mandatory (cable) fee of about SFr 30/ month (State Radio and TV Tax)  and the principal service here CableCom is digitalizing many channels so for their box it is SFr 6/ month and I pay an extra SFR 25/mo for movie channels such as TCM and E-Entertainment extra English language channels (British). I can understand the set-up fee, but the monthly fee is steep.
Also in Switzerland, the Swiss channels do air a lot of American series in dual tone, so we can see them in English; however, they are dated - we get them in batches over several weeks and then have to wait.  Licensing fees are high as all go over Germany and the stations have to pay for the German / French language overdub and separately for the original English sound.
We get Jay Leno about a week late, at midnight during the week and at 21:00 hours on weekends.
I would LOVE to get these channels but $159 / month is too steep.
However, I will spread the word for you.
Claudia Wicki
American Club of Zurich

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Darren B
Sent: Mittwoch, 30. Juli[masked]:43
To: [address removed]
Subject: [american-8] US Television in Z?rich!

First off, I want to thank Nina for allowing me to send the group an email about our services.

We offer two exciting services for US and English Speaking expats overseas:

Time Warner US Cable Subscription viewable on your Television Set in Z?rich (or anywhere)
  • Over 250 digital channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and PBS. 14 HBO movie channels and 16 SHOWTIME movie channels. Sports package including FOX Sports, ESPN News and College Sports TV. 30 HD and 9 family choice channels.

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