Mexico City - Post Report Question and Answers

English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?

A basic cable TV and internet package costs around $40 per month. For more money you can get better TV and fiber optic internet. - Jul 2013

I don't know about English newspapers, but the TV has many English-speaking service providers and programs. We have Dish Network. The prices are comparable to those in the States. - Jan 2013

Cablevision has a Digital package that includes about 40 HD channels, many of which have English option. About C$50-60 dollars a month. - Jan 2013

Yes. Very affordable. - May 2012

Basic cable service included in some apartment blocks tends to have several English channels. - Apr 2011

Bootleg dish tv if you pay a fortune to set it up or are lucky to get housing where it has already been used. Cablevision is TERRIBLE to install and to suspend, but it has basic English programming for a lower cost. - Apr 2010

very difficult. - Feb 2010

Three main options, depending on where you live. Local satelite (Sky) or cable (Cablevision), which gives you Mexican and Western programming (heard the sports packages on Sky are cheap), or Dish satelite programming directly from the U.S. (not sure on the exact legality of this).The first two are widely avaiable, the latter you would need to ask around among expats. - Jan 2010

TV shows in English through Cablevision, including CBS and BBC news. US$80 month including internet. - Mar 2009

Yes....cheaper than the U.S. Perhaps a little one-sided, but cheaper. - Nov 2008

Yes. The News just started up again, and it's an English-language newspaper. Small but fair. You can get US satellite TV, but if you choose to go local, the Mexican cable companies also offer some channels in English. AFN is also available here, but I'm not sure how to arrange it. Cost is about US$60-100/mo - Oct 2008

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