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Will satellite tv at the hotels pick up USA channels?

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Will satellite tv at the hotels pick up USA channels?

Hi there,

I will be in VN first week of Jan. That week will be USA BCS college football games which my university is playing. I would love to get up real early to watch the game. The hotels that you all mention that has tv with international channels, will they pick up USA channels?

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1. Re: Will satellite tv at the hotels pick up USA channels?

In term of " international channel", most likely you'll get CNN, BBC,Discovery, MTV ( Asian).

Semporna, Malaysia
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2. Re: Will satellite tv at the hotels pick up USA channels?

I think they have ESPN.

Victoria, Australia
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3. Re: Will satellite tv at the hotels pick up USA channels?

some hotels definitely have ESPN (which I think is ESPN Asia), but they seemed to play a LOT of soccer, and not so much American sport. You never know though. Another option is to source out American expat haunts, which may carry the games

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4. Re: Will satellite tv at the hotels pick up USA channels?

I definitely saw US basketball and baseball, but only football I saw was the round ball version.

I was told that the channels available depend on the provider and change regularly without a lot of notice. Both our guide and an expat friend in Hue told us similar stories - the local providers sign up with various networks based on who offers the longest free subscription, when the free subscription runs out they usually change to another service provider - it seemed like German news (all with UK English accents)was extremely popular among expats at the time we were there, but hadn't been available for long. Lots of Chinese channels... Some of the Korean channels were actually interesting....

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5. Re: Will satellite tv at the hotels pick up USA channels?

Most hotels will have ESPN and Star Sports but no ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, etc. Star Sports is essentially an Asian version of ESPN.

The programming on ESPN isn't the same as back home so it's unlikely they'll be showing BCS bowl games. They've shown some college football games lately but the games they show are random and usually don't have anything to do with match up or importance.

If you're going to be in HCMC, check out a sports bar called The Bottom Line (21B Ton Duc Thang, District 1) to see what they're showing.

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