Archive for the ‘France’ Category

French Domestic TV Par Satellite

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

MyFrench friend wanted to know how to continue receiving French Satellite TV after November 2011, when existing channels on the satellites at 5W will be switched off.  Basically they are going to an MPEG4-related broadcast format, requiring a new generation of digital receiver.

The “least headache” solution we went for was a package and receiver called Fransat, which is available at Darty stores in France.  Ironic name, given the main channel we want to watch is Arte.


French News in Slow-French

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

At last!  I remember hearing Voice of America’s “News in Special English” (and a lot of Chinese people I’ve met have learned English that way) I always hoped that one day something similar would be available in French.

Here it is: