"Window to the World" International [Foreign Language] TV Broadcasting

The purpose of the “Window to the World” International Television Service is for students to view television broadcasts from other countries in languages other than English. This variety of non-English programming will benefit students studying the languages and cultures of other countries as well as benefit the growing number of students from other countries studying at Appalachian State. Programming ranges from news and sports to cooking, children’s programming, game shows, music, and other entertainment. Soccer fans were especially interested in this service during the recent World Cup.

Currently, “Window to the World” programming includes seven international packages: Arabic Elite, Chinese Elite Pack (Manderin), TV5-Monde (French), German Language Plus, Panorama Italiano Pack (Italian), TV Japan (Japanese), DishLATINO Clasico, (Spanish) which includes over 30 channels of Spanish language programming, plus EuroNews (various European languages). The library welcomes your feedback on this service to adjust annual subscription package selections so as to provide the most needed and desired assortment of languages and channels.

For more directions on using the Dish Network service contact John Doherty (262-2818). For questions about programming and recommendations for future programming contact Allan Scherlen (262-2285). 

  • Available only in Belk Library & Information Commons:
    Room 232
    Room 234
    Room 235

Each of the rooms has a high quality flat screen television and a receiver linked to a satellite dish on the roof of the library.

All of the rooms are bookable through our Library's Book A Study Room system.  Remotes are in the rooms.  A key to Room 232 can be can checked-out from the first floor service desk (828) 262-2818. In the viewing room you will find directions for accessing the system.

DETAILED LISTING OF PROGRAMS To use this link to select programming: Select a package [e.g., "International Packages," "DishLatino Clasico," or "All Channels"] in the left pull-down menu and enter a local zipcode (28608).

Window to the World - Channel Guide

ARABIC (Arabic Elite Pack)


758

ART-Art America - ART America provides Arabic mini-series, dramas, movies, sports (live and recorded soccer events directly from the Middle East) and talk shows.

759

ARTMV- Art Movies -From the Middle East. Offers newly released and classical movies, mini-series, dramas and talk shows

760

LBC-Lebanese Broadcast Channel -- Movies, sports, mini-series & talk shows from Lebanon

761

ALJAZ-Al Jazeera -- 24 hr Arabic news channel that offers news from around the world. Al Jazeera has a wide selection of documentaries and uncensored political talk shows.

762

ESC-1 -- From Egypt, features entertainment, the Egyptian Soccer League, "Good Morning Egypt," variety shows, movies, talk shows, & children's programming

763

Nile-Nile Drama -- Egyptian current and classic movies, TV series and family programming

764

FUTUR-Future TV -- 24 hr Lebanese TV:  news, game shows, cartoons, variety shows, family entertainment, soccer matches

765

DUBAI-Dubai Satellite Channel -- from the United Arab Emirates - sports, news, movies, TV shows &.documentaries

766

MBC-Middle East Broadcasting Center -- Pan-Arab news and entertainment:  general entertainment such as "Aalam," comedies such as "CBM," talk shows including "Kalam," game shows, news, and children's shows

772

Al Arabiya

780

AL ZIKR -- A family oriented radio channel providing 24 hours of cultural programming. Includes talk shows and cultural events from many locations in the Arab world linking Arab immigrants with their homeland. [Also on 825]

781

ARTMU-Art Music -- Radio channel of modern and classical Arabic music, talk shows and interviews with new and established performers in the Arabic music industry.

MANDARIN (Chinese Elite Pack)


679

PHNIN - PHOENIX INFONEWS -- Financial news from China broadcast 24/7 in Mandarin-Chinese

680

PHOENIX NORTH AMERICA CHINESE CHANNEL -- covers news and other entertainment from the Asia-Pacific region, namely; Taiwan, Hong-Kong, and China. You will also get dramas, children's programming, games shows, movies, and more.

681

CCTV-4 -- one of the best-known Chinese-language channels which features a variety of programming ranging from news to documentaries

697

CCTV-ENTERTAINMENT -- brings you great entertainment in Mandarin-Chinese

708

HUNAN SATELLITE TV (HTV) -- one of the most famous entertainment channels in China broadcasting in Mandarin-Chinese.

FRENCH (TV5-Monde)


660

FRN24 - News

731

TV5-TV5Monde -- Programs from France, Belgium, Switzerland & Quebec, Canada. News, current affairs programs, documentaries, movies, sports (including live French Soccer League) and cultural entertainment.

 

GERMAN (German-Lang Plus)


610

GRM-SP -- MY SPORTS GERMANY

724

GKINO-German Kino Plus -- German film, TV series, and documentaries.  Commercial free, GKP offers TV shows, cinema,& documentaries. 

725

DWTV-Deutsche Welle -- an English and German language channel from Germany. Provides the latest in politics, business, arts, sports, social issues, and news. Covers the latest events in Europe.

726

PRSBN-Prosiebensat.1 Welt -- a German-language channel from Unterföhring just outside of Munich and offers programs from Sat.1, ProSieben, Kabel1 and N24. Includes movies, popular series, comedies, news, sports, & documentaries. Also covers all "TV Total" events including horse jumping and high diving championships and has live coverage of two Bundesliga (First German League) soccer games.

 


ITALIAN (
Panorama Italiano Pack)


600

RAI - RAITALIA -- provides 24 hours of entertainment every day, live from Rome, Italy. Enjoy hours of weekly Italian and European soccer including Serie A, Serie B and Coppa Italia, live news, mini-series, films, entertainment programs, children's cartoons and much more.

727

VIDIT -- VIDEO ITALIA - Video Italia is a 24-hour Italian-language music channel. Watch music video clips along with other programs like "Speciali Spettacoli" where you can find out about the latest concerts and artists on tour. Enjoy exciting interviews with Italian music artists on "L'ospite Di Franco Nisi" and in the evening you can catch fantastic concerts and live performances on "Serta Coin."

730

RAINW -- RAI NEWS 24

908

RADIO ITALIA ANNI 60

909

RADIO ITALIA

910

RAIRD -  Music channel

JAPANESE (TV Japan)

640

TV Japan  provides Japanese Americans with premium Japanese television including top-quality broadcasts from NHK. Enjoy live news, documentaries, dramas, sports, variety shows, children's programming and other popular NHK programs. Don't miss exclusive coverage of Sumo Wrestling tournaments and the latest NHK News.

 


SPANISH
(DishLATINO Clasico)


270

Univision – A leading Spanish-language broadcaster from Mexico and Venezuela. Includes novelas, newscasts, children's & variety shows, movies, sports and public affairs.

271

FTRAE - FUTURA EAST/TFSAT -- Offers comedy, entertainment, games, talk shows and more hours of sports programming than any other Spanish-language broadcast network. Telefutura's signature programming is its monumental movie library, which is among the largest ever assembled for Spanish-language television. [Also on Channel 830]

273

Galavision - A broad-based entertainment network from Mexico for the entire U.S. Hispanic family. Includes novelas, news, comedy, music, movies and sports including live Mexican soccer. [Also on Channel 833]

819

VMARI - Viva Mariachi – Spanish Audio Channel

820

FIESM Fiesta Mexicana - Spanish Audio Channel

821

LATNS - Latin Styles - Spanish Audio Channel

822

MJITOMojito - Spanish Audio Channel

823

LFTRA - La Frontera - Spanish Audio Channel

824

LMUSC - La Música - Spanish Audio Channel

825

AZTCA

827

UNVSN-UNIVISION/UNVSN --. Includes novelas, news, variety shows, children's programming; movies, sports and public affairs (From Mexico and Venezuela.)

828

UNVSW-UNIVISION WEST/UNVSW -- Includes novelas, news, variety shows, children's programming; movies, sports and public affairs (From Mexico and Venezuela.)

830

FTRAE:  TELE-FUTURA EAST/TFSAT -- Offers comedy, entertainment, games, talk shows and more hours of sports programming than any other Spanish-language broadcast network. Telefutura's signature programming is its monumental movie library, which is among the largest ever assembled for Spanish-language television. [also on Channel 271]

833

GLVSN-glvision/ Galavision - A broad-based entertainment network from Mexico for the entire U.S. Hispanic family. Includes novelas, news, comedy, music, movies and sports including live Mexican soccer. [Also on Channel 273]

835

TMNDO – Telemundo East

836

TMDOW - Telemundo West -- Spanish-language television network, which transmits novels, movies, news, sports, programming for children, talk shows, and music videos.(from the United States and Mexico).

838

MUN2 -- A bilingual TV network that targets young, U.S. Latinos with entertainment/information, music, variety, and lifestyle genres.

839

TELAM

840

TVEI - TV ESPAÑOLA INTERNATIONAL – Offers sports, arts, educational programs, drama, movies and news broadcasts from Spain. A unique alternative for television in Spanish in the United States.

841

TVCOL -- TV COLOMBIA -- the international signal for RCN Television of Colombia.  With more than 13 hours a day, live, TV Colombia provides viewers: Colombian professional soccer, 4 daily news broadcasts, novellas, entertainment programs, music,& cooking.

843

HITN -- is the first Hispanic Network of Public Television. Provides educational programming to the Hispanic Community in U.S.

844

DOMIN - Televisión Dominicana – Provides programming from the Dominican Republic with a wide selection of news and entertainment.

845

DISCE - DISCOVERY EN ESPAÑOL -- Offers Spanish-speaking audiences nature, science and technology, history, and exploration of the world. This channel is dedicated to educate, inform and entertain viewers with quality programming designed to help them explore the world and satisfy their natural curiosity.

846

V-ME – Public television for Latino families in the U.S. Provides children's programming, history, science, technology, news, film, lifestyle and more,

853

DSFAM – Family and Children entertainment

854

ESPND - ESPN DEPORTES - brings sporting events in Spanish, including NBA, NFL, UEFA Champions League, Dominican Baseball, MLB, & X Games.

855

FSESP- FOX SPORTS EN ESPAÑOL -- 24 hours of coverage in sports at the international level, including football, basketball, tennis, wrestling, volleyball, & rugby.

857

SUR -- presents the most notable events in Latin America, airing live newscasts and the best programming from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

858

TFMLA – Teleformula -- the highest rated satellite television channel in Mexico. Offers news, sports, and entertainment. Valuable for keeping viewers aware of what's happening in Mexico.

859

CNNES - CNN EN ESPAÑOL -- CNN en Espanol is the Spanish version of the CNN channel, offering politics, sports, weather reports, business, tourism and entertainment news.

862

PELIC- DE PELICULA -- Presents films from the largest library of Spanish-language films in the Spanish-speaking world. The programming includes classic and contemporary films from all eras, presented without commercial interruptions. DE PELICULA is not only the number one movie channel in Mexico, but also the number one cable channel in the region.

863

PCLAS - DE PELICULA CLASICO -- Classic movies from the thirties, forties and fifties known as the "Golden Age" of Mexican cinema. The programming is segmented by gender, based on different audiences, airing films for women and children during the day, favorite movies for the entire family in the afternoon and action movies targeted for men at night.

865

CINEL - CINE LATINO – Offers contemporary films from Latin America and Spain

867

BDMAX – Banda Max – Music Videos

868

TLHIT – TELEHIT -- offers 24-hour pop, rock videos and alternative music in Spanish and English, as well as concerts, celebrity interviews and music news.

870

HTV - HISPANIC TV -- offers Latin music 24 hours a day, including the latest pop, rock, ballads, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and regional Mexican music.

872

MTV - TR3S - is focused on Latin pop, rock and urban artists in Spanish and includes lifestyle programs

884

CCTV – E&F -- transmits news programs from China in both Spanish and English, alternating 4 hours. Includes news, education and entertainment.

 

OTHER


174

Disney

212

NASA

784, 900, 901

EuroNews -- One of the most-watched channels in Europe. Six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.  World news from a European perspective & updates on the hour. Also sports, business, current affairs, lifestyle, science, sustainable development, arts and entertainment.