International Television

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

 

Location

The international television service in the following rooms of Belk Library and Information Commons.

  • Room 232
  • Room 234
  • Room 235

Each viewing room has a high quality flat screen television and a receiver linked to a satellite dish on the roof of the library. Each room also has a remote controller. You will find directions for using the system in the viewing rooms.

Checking out a viewing room

Go to the Library Service Desk on the first floor of Belk Library to check out a key for a viewing room.

Booking a viewing room

Rooms 234 and 235 may be reserved online through our room booking system. Room 232 is a Multimedia Room and cannot be booked online.

Purpose

The purpose of the international television service is to allow students to view TV broadcasting from other countries in languages other than English. We welcome your suggestions to help us improve the service. For questions about this service and recommendations for future programming, contact Allan Scherlen at 828-262-2285.

Audience

With a variety of non-English programming, international television will benefit two student groups in particular:

  • Students who are studying the languages and culture of other countries
  • Students from other countries studying at Appalachian State University

Programming

Programming ranges from news and sports to cooking, children's programs, game shows, music, and other entertainment. Soccer fans were especially interested in this service during the World Cup.

Channels

Window to the World broadcasting includes seven international packages:

  • Arabic Elite Pack
  • Chinese Elite Pack (Mandarin)
  • TV5-Monde (French)
  • German Language Plus
  • Panorama Italiano Pack (Italian)
  • TV Japan (Japanese)
  • DishLATINO Classico (Spanish)

Other channels include Disney, NASA, and EuroNews (various European languages). See the channel guide below for listings by language. An online program guide is also available with detailed listings by channel.

Window to the World channel guide by language

 

ARABIC
ChannelProgramming
758ART (Art America) - Provides Arabic mini-series, dramas, movies, sports (live and recorded soccer events directly from the Middle East) and talk shows.
759ARTMV (Art Movies) - From the Middle East. Offers newly released and classical movies, mini-series, dramas and talk shows.
760LBC (Lebanese Broadcast Channel) - Movies, sports, mini-series & talk shows from Lebanon.
761ALJAZ (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.
762ESC-1 - From Egypt, features entertainment, the Egyptian Soccer League, "Good Morning Egypt," variety shows, movies, talk shows, & children's programming.
763Nile (Nile Drama) - Egyptian current and classic movies, TV series and family programming.
764FUTUR (Future TV) - 24 hr Lebanese TV:  news, game shows, cartoons, variety shows, family entertainment, soccer matches.
765DUBAI (Dubai Satellite Channel) - From the United Arab Emirates - sports, news, movies, TV shows &.documentaries.
766MBC (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.
772Al Arabiya
780AL 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]
781ARTMU (Art Music) - Radio channel of modern and classical Arabic music, talkshows and interviews with new and established performers in the Arabic music industry.

 

FRENCH
ChannelProgramming
660FRN24 (News)
731TV5 (TV5 Monde) - Programs from France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Quebec, Canada. News, current affairs programs, documentaries, movies, sports (including live French Soccer League) and cultural entertainment.

 

GERMAN
ChannelProgramming
610GRM-SP (My Sports Germany)
724GKINO (German Kino Plus) - German film, TV series, and documentaries. Commercial free, GKP offers TV shows, cinema, and documenteries.
725DWTV (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.
726PRSBN (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
ChannelProgramming
600RAI (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.
727VIDIT (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."
730RAINW (Rai News 24)
908RADIO ITALIA ANNI 60
909RADIO ITALIA
910RAIRD (Music channel)

 

JAPANESE
ChannelProgramming
640TV 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.

 

MANDARIN
ChannelProgramming
679PHNIN (PHOENIX INFONEWS) - Financial news from China broadcast 24/7 in Mandarin-Chinese.
680PHOENIX NORTH AMERICAN 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.
681CCTV-4 - One of the best-known Chinese-language channels which features a variety of programming ranging from news to documentaries.
697CCTV-ENTERTAINMENT - Brings you great entertainment in Mandarin-Chinese.
708HUNAN SATELLITE TV (HTV) - One of the most famous entertainment channels in China broadcasting in Mandarin-Chinese.

 

SPANISH
ChannelProgramming
270Univision - A leading Spanish-language broadcaster from Mexico and Venezuela. Includes novelas, newscasts, children's & variety shows, movies, sports and public affairs.
271FTRAE (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]
273Galavision - 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]
819VMARI (Viva Mariachi) - Spanish Audio Channel
820FIESM (Fiesta Mexicana) - Spanish Audio Channel
821LATNS (Latin Styles) - Spanish Audio Channel
822MJITO (Mojito) - Spanish Audio Channel
823LFTRA (La Frontera) - Spanish Audio Channel
824LMUSC (La Musica) - Spanish Audio Channel
825AZTCA
827UNVSN (UNIVISION/UNVSN) - Includes novelas, news, variety shows, children's programming; movies, sports and public affairs (From Mexico and Venezuela.)
828UNVSW (UNIVISION WEST/UNVSW) - Includes novelas, news, variety shows, children's programming; movies, sports and public affairs (From Mexico and Venezuela.)
830FTRAE (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]
833GLVSN (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]
835TMNDO (Telemundo East)
836TMDOW (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).
838MUN2 - A bilingual TV network that targets young, U.S. Latinos with entertainment/information, music, variety, and lifestyle genres.
839TELAM
840TVEI (TV ESPANOLO INTERNATIONAL) - Offers sports, arts, educational programs, drama, movies and news broadcasts from Spain. A unique alternative for television in Spanish in the United States.
841TVCOL (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.
843HITN - This is the first Hispanic Network of Public Television. Provides educational programming to the Hispanic Community in U.S.
844DOMIN (Television Dominicana) - Provides programming from the Dominican Republic with a wide selection of news and entertainment.
845DISCE (DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL) - 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.
846V-ME - Public television for Latino families in the U.S. Provides children's programming, history, science, technology, news, film, lifestyle and more.
853DSFAMFamily and Children entertainment
854ESPND (ESPN DEPORTES) - Brings sporting events in Spanish, including NBA, NFL, UEFA Champions League, Dominican Baseball, MLB, & X Games.
855FSESP (FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL) - 24 hours of coverage in sports at the international level, including football, basketball, tennis, wrestling, volleyball, & rugby.
857SUR - 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.
858TFMLA (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.
859CNNES (CNN EN ESPANOL) - CNN en Espanol is the Spanish version of the CNN channel, offering politics, sports, weather reports, business, tourism and entertainment news.
862PELIC (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.
863PCLAS (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.
865CINEL (CINE LATINO) - Offers contemporary films from Latin America and Spain.
867BDMAX (Banda Max) - Music videos
868TLHIT (TELEHIT) - Offers 24-hour pop, rock videos and alternative music in Spanish and English, as well as concerts, celebrity interviews and music news.
870HTV (HISPANIC TV) - Offers Latin music 24 hours a day, including the latest pop, rock, ballads, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and regional Mexican music.
872MTV (TR3S) - This is focused on Latin pop, rock and urban artists in Spanish and includes lifestyle programs.
884CCTV (E&F) - Transmits news programs from China in both Spanish and English, alternating 4 hours. Includes news, education and entertainment.

 

OTHER
ChannelProgramming
174Disney
212NASA

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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.