TV Japan for 1 week!

Japanese, general discussion on the language
Post Reply
Hektor6766
Posts: 184
Joined: Thu 09.24.2009 3:40 pm
Native language: English

TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by Hektor6766 » Thu 10.21.2010 7:48 pm

My regional cable TV provider is allowing free access to TV Japan! :D

TJack
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed 03.26.2008 4:37 pm
Native language: 英語
Gender: Male
Location: Tennesse

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by TJack » Fri 10.22.2010 12:27 am

That's cool! Who is your cable provider? I bet Direct TV will never do something like that... :(

Hektor6766
Posts: 184
Joined: Thu 09.24.2009 3:40 pm
Native language: English

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by Hektor6766 » Fri 10.22.2010 12:46 am

Time-Warner. After the preview, though, it's about $9/month additional, so I'm absorbing as much as I can in this short time.

User avatar
phreadom
Site Admin
Posts: 1762
Joined: Sun 01.29.2006 8:43 pm
Native language: U.S. English (米語)
Gender: Male
Location: Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by phreadom » Fri 10.22.2010 4:02 am

I think I'd be investing in a DVR of some sort. :P
猿も木から落ちる

User avatar
Dustin
Posts: 589
Joined: Sun 07.13.2008 9:41 pm
Native language: English
Gender: Male

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by Dustin » Sat 10.23.2010 6:19 pm

I have a PVR it's too bad we don't get this sort of channel options at all let alone a free preview :(

User avatar
phreadom
Site Admin
Posts: 1762
Joined: Sun 01.29.2006 8:43 pm
Native language: U.S. English (米語)
Gender: Male
Location: Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by phreadom » Sun 10.24.2010 8:20 am

No doubt... I would LOVE something like this, but living up here in Michigan, we don't exactly get much in the way of such cultural exposure. ;)
猿も木から落ちる

User avatar
micahcowan
Posts: 249
Joined: Fri 08.13.2010 2:08 pm
Native language: US English/米語
Location: California, USA
Contact:

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by micahcowan » Mon 10.25.2010 2:09 am

Hektor6766 wrote:Time-Warner. After the preview, though, it's about $9/month additional, so I'm absorbing as much as I can in this short time.
Say what? I'm paying $26/mo with Comcast, which seems about on par with other cable providers, including Time-Warner according to http://www.tvjapan.net/en/watching/cabl ... ountry=USA. Are you sure that's not just a temporary rate? If not, I'm soooo jealous.

spin13
Posts: 481
Joined: Wed 04.06.2005 9:38 pm
Native language: English

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by spin13 » Mon 10.25.2010 4:02 am

Masochists. You not only watch Japanese TV, you actually pay for it? *shudder*

User avatar
micahcowan
Posts: 249
Joined: Fri 08.13.2010 2:08 pm
Native language: US English/米語
Location: California, USA
Contact:

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by micahcowan » Mon 10.25.2010 11:09 pm

spin13 wrote:Masochists. You not only watch Japanese TV, you actually pay for it? *shudder*
:D

TV Japan is actually pretty enlightening. Lotsa NHK stuff, especially the News broadcasts, and documentaries, kids' educational programs, etc. Not necessarily so much of what some people think of when they hear the words "Japanese Television", especially when they've been to Japan (which I haven't, so I can only speak from impressions/second-hand information).

Anyway, it's a great way to ensure that I always have some way to immerse myself in the spoken language.

User avatar
chikara
Posts: 3577
Joined: Tue 07.11.2006 10:48 pm
Native language: English (Australian)
Gender: Male
Location: Australia (SA)
Contact:

Re: TV Japan for 1 week!

Post by chikara » Tue 10.26.2010 12:33 am

micahcowan wrote:TV Japan is actually pretty enlightening. Lotsa NHK stuff, especially the News broadcasts ....
The NHK news is broadcast on free to air TV here twice a day, 0500 on SBS 1 and 1045 on SBS 2. I sometimes record it and watch it for listening practice.
Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there

Post Reply