Thinking of getting satellite, DISH offers TV COLOMBIA, DirecTV offers CARACOL TV INTERNATIONAL, to anyone that has it, which one is better?

Posted on January 23, 2005


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TV Colombia includes some recycled RCN shows as well as some fresh, live CityTV programming. As far as I know, the RCN shows are shows that have already aired in Colombia a few years ago. It also has football from the local tournament. Dish should also include GolTV which is good if you're into football. If you're not from Bogota, you may not care for CityTV which is very local (but good in quality nonetheless).



Caracol Internacional has a similar mix of shows that you are probably familiar with and the news. If news is important to you, I personally think that Caracol news is much better than RCN, which tends to be extremely sensationalistic, it's like El Espacio on TV. Again, if you enjoy football, DirecTV may include Fox Sports America in the same package, so that may also be an imortant factor.



I would go with Caracol. I used to have a colombian DirecTV dish in the US and got sick of it and cancelled, just because they took away Caracol.

Posted on January 23, 2005


thanx santiBOG Thanks santiBOG, your comment was really helpful. Now I have a clearer understanding of the two, and I agree that Caracol is a much better choice over TV Colombia.

Posted on January 23, 2005


I agree with santibog. Some colombian friends in London had both TV colombia and Caracol Internacional. Id definitely go for the latter. TV colombia is not that bad, they do broadcast very old stuff, still you get RCN news live as well as some City TV talkshows, but then again its mainly focused on Bogota. I dont really know whether RCN is the TV equivalent for El Espacio, which is shocking....The Sun would be a scientific journal when compared to that one. Caracol offers a broader overview, at least thats what I think.

Posted on January 23, 2005


I have CaracolTv and am happy with it. I love the news and the entertainment section, those girls are so fine, especially that Lina Marulanda and Rochi! Muchas mamacitas! 'El Desafío 20.05', which is a popular reality show like 'Survivor' in the US is starting again pretty soon.



CX

Posted on January 23, 2005


God bless Lina Marulanda!

Posted on January 23, 2005


They're both dreadful. I'd rather watch a test pattern.



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Posted on January 23, 2005


Cerealkiller

Have you got a contact? getting those tv programmes i'm in Warwickshire UK, has anyone a phone number?





was watching a programme on tv last night about cocaine i actually understood some it!!!!

much rather listen to colombian spanish as it's easier to understand



hugs Diane x

Posted on January 23, 2005


im missing out Lina Marulanda , cant wait to see if its true

Posted on January 23, 2005


Here are some nice pictures of Lina Marulanda that I found:



http://www.colombialink.com/n_colombianas/n_linamarulanda01.html



http://www.terra.es/modelos/chicas/fotos/mod10_290_modaaa59969.htm





CX

Posted on January 23, 2005


hey utopiacowboy try watching mexican, peruvian or venezuelan channels. I guarantee you that after that you'll love Caracol and you'll think Colombia is a Latin American superpower.

Posted on January 23, 2005


God, don't get me started, Santibog, on Latin American television.

The Mexican telenovelas? Why is everyone always yelling? I asked my wife, doesn't anyone have a normal conversation in any of these things?



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Posted on January 23, 2005


Emero My friends are coming over sometime this week, ill make sure they give me a contact number or something and ill get back to you asap :)

Posted on January 23, 2005