Paris - Post Report Question and Answers
English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?
The internet has made it possible to stay American. - Jun 2013
We have Numericable cable TV and set the decoder to broadcast in English as possible. Our TV, phone and internet are bundled through Numericable at around $110/month (for premium Hi-Def channels). - Sep 2010
The IHT is readily available but more expensive than comparable French papers. Imported WSJ and UK papers also pretty easy to find, more expensive. Satellite is available for TV if you're willing to pay for it. Most French basic cable packages include an international CNN and maybe a couple other English-language channels (Al-Jazzeera?)Our cable package would let us pay more for a few more English-language channels. - Apr 2009
The International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and most British papers are widely available. Papers tend to be much more expensive here than in the United States. - Dec 2008
If you live on one of the Embassy housing compounds, you will have free AFN television. If you live in the city you need to buy a french television - multisystem televisions that receive SECAM will not work as the french broadcast in SECAM-L.There are cable companies that offer different packages, just like in the U.S. I believe Astral offers a good package for around 50 euro per month. - Jun 2008