Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?

There are a few options for tv-watching people. I'm not sure what they are. - Jul 2013

TV via satellite and AFN are cheap. Ahram online is the best English newspaper. - Jul 2013

Cable/satellite. - Jun 2013

Yes, both. The English language newspapers are also available on the Internet. For TV, you must have a satellite dish for OSN or Showtime. Both are relatively cheap. Many folks also have AFN. - Jun 2013

Yes. The International Herald Tribune can be delivered, but it is kind of expensive. We have OSN cable; it has many English-language shows and movies. We have HD service and it runs about 60 USD a month. - May 2013

OSN. - May 2013

Yes, again, everything. And cheap. - May 2013

Cable with English-language channels is readily available for about $40 USD/month. Many USG personnel also choose to get AFN as their only TV access. English-language print media are also available. - Feb 2013

There is a satellite package called OSN here that some people subscribe to for English programming. Nilesat has a fair number of English channels, and the Armed Forces Network is available to Americans stationed here. - Feb 2013

Newpapers are not, but you can get an AFN tuner or local satellite. You can also get Apple TV. - Mar 2013

We subscribe to OSN for television, and there are a good number of English-language programs. - Mar 2013

Available. - Jan 2013

OSN offers cable services as does AFN.There are many channels available in English. OSN is about $50 (US)/month. I don't have AFN and don't know about it! - Nov 2012

Available. - Sep 2011

I haven't seen an English-language newspaper, though I'm told one exists. There is one local TV station that broadcasts mostly in English with occasional programming in French. Another local channel regularly broadcasts American tv shows with Arabic subtitles. - Aug 2011

You can find internationa English-language papers, but they are a bit expensive, especially when they are all on line. There are local magazines and papers in English at very reasonable prices. Local cable TV service has a lot of popular shows and movies in English with Arabic subtitles at reasonable prices. What you will not be able to do is access "watch it now" and other streaming video sources through Netflix and Hulu. There are local video rentals through expatriate clubs and in local stores. - Jul 2011

Their are a few providers offering English channels such as CNN, Boomerang, Disney, Food Network, etc. I'm not really sure about English newspapers. - Jun 2011

Very few. - Jun 2010

Al-Ahram Weekly, International Herald Tribune, a basic cable TV package (including CNN, MSNBC and some channels that show American series and movies) is available for approximately $20 per month. - Dec 2009

Yes, there's AFN, Orbit and Showtime. - May 2008

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