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#369038 - 02/28/10 03:52 PM Coral Cable TV monopoly???
Glorias Offline
I'm not sure but doesn't Coral Cable have a monopoly? If so they sure have a lot of customers but many of the channels go off and stay off during the nights or weekends. Many channels have been off this weekend including CNN and others many people watch. How can they get away with this? Is there no businessman willing to step up and do better?

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#369040 - 02/28/10 04:08 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: Glorias]
JZB Offline
I actually find CCV one of the easier and more friendly companies to work with when there is a problem. Just be thankful you get more channels than just the local channels, period.

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#369105 - 03/01/10 08:03 AM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: JZB]
Gaz Cooper Offline
And the fact that you only pay $20 US a month for it the equivelent payment for the channels you get is a helluva lot more than that if you were paying Dish Network or the equivelent.

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#369108 - 03/01/10 01:55 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: Gaz Cooper]
Diane Campbell Offline
These channels are brought in from satellites that often orbit out of range for Belize-based dishes. When that happens, certain networks are gone. CNN is frequently unavailable unfortunately.
All of these signals are being pirated. The US companies keep nudging the satellites into more northerly orbits and that leaves everybody without a signal - including Coral Cable.


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#369119 - 03/01/10 04:32 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: Diane Campbell]
sweetjane Offline
that's actually very interesting - obvious, yet i never thought about it. you really do learn something new every day. thanks, diane.

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#369122 - 03/01/10 04:48 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: sweetjane]
Phil Offline
Life is good if missing CNN is your biggest worry when on your holiday!!!!

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#369142 - 03/01/10 06:29 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: Phil]
captjeff Offline
Phil you are so right .I am spoiled . But my internet in the states my phone ,my cable is $160 us a monthfor all three .plus my long distance calls to belize can bring it up to $300 us a month $600 belize .i am happy that a pay almost nothing in belize for cable any channels is good ..
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#369442 - 03/04/10 02:04 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: captjeff]
chris45 Offline
Here is some info from southern Belize. We have a dish picking up StarChoice (West coast Canada feed). This satellite has not moved position in the 3 years we have had it. We get CNN, History and a bunch more channels including BBC World which gives us proper world news.
OK, its US$80 a month but IMHO worth it. We also get Setanta which we pay extra for-which gives us world football (you know the REAL football LOL)
We used to have DirectTV, butDiane is right about that satellite moving its footprint seemingly evey few weeks. We do however get our internet from the same satellite, and that service has always been fine.
So my conclusion? Star Choice for TV, Hughes satellite for internet

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#369446 - 03/04/10 02:27 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: chris45]
CaptOneIron Offline
I have Star Choice on Ambergris and in the 10 or so months we have had it there has been no problem with reception. Seemingly 800 channels of ice hockey is another subject altogether.
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#369471 - 03/04/10 03:44 PM Re: Coral Cable TV monopoly??? [Re: CaptOneIron]
Phil Offline
We pay US$20 a month. We have around 100 Channels. We also get lots of real football. Setanta, Fox Soccer Channel (English and Spanish with different schedules), Gol(English and Spanish with different schedules) and 2 x ESPN. Blue Square Premier League coverage would be a nice add on for the mighty Hatters but hey. We have six premium film channels, HBO, Showtime, The Move Channel etc we have a PPV Channel with all the top Boxing and UFC. That leaves around 90 Channels I don't watch but the rest of the Caye probably do. It is a very good service at a very good price. BBC World Service would be nice, we lost that a few years back.

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