Warsaw - Post Report Question and Answers

English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?

Local satellite network has some English language programming with CNN international, BBC, Euronews and France all in English but other programming can be limited. We use VPN with Netflix. There are a couple online English language local newspapers. I've heard of some people using a satellite service from the UK but I'm not so sure it's on the level. - Feb 2012

Very limited on local cable. VPN back to the home country has worked well for us with Netflix, etc. - Nov 2011

Some channels, but very limited. - Aug 2011

Expensive. I rely on the internet. - Mar 2011

Online only. - Jan 2011

Not as much English-language news as I expected. There are monthly 'what's on' mags and a weekly business journal. Most expats have satellite TV for English news. - Dec 2010

You can get Polish digital cable, which includes some English language programming. - Feb 2010

Yes. USA Today, IHT, Financial Times, and several Warsaw-based publications are all available. Various cable companies offer English-langauge channels from all over the world. - Aug 2009

AFN is available, as well as CYFRA. You can also get Sky satellite out of Britain but it is very expensive. English language newspapers and magazines are available at Empik and the American bookstore, but you will pay double the price in the US. - Jun 2008

On cable TV you can find BBC, CNN, MTV, Turner Classic Movies and other channels (I have heard they have Comedy Central here, but only in Polish...DOOH!!!). USA Today, Newsweek, Time, International Herald Tribune and other major English media is widely available. - Apr 2008

AFN. The Now and The Warsaw Voice are monthly but in English. - Feb 2008


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