Asuncion - Post Report Question and Answers

English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?

I think DirectTV offers a Puerto Rico option for those at post. We don't have it but if I remember correctly it is US$60/mo. We just use slingbox and hulu. - Jul 2013

No English language reading material is available locally. Cable TV has English-speaking stations. - Aug 2011

Most channels from cable-vision can be turned into English audio. You can buy a dish and hook up DirectTV, but that seems like a lot of work. We have near the top-of-the-line cable package with 6Mb internet download for about $100 month. That gets me 4 English HBOs, Al Jezeera, Fox News, BBC, and CNN. And 7 other US national stations: Warner, TNT, Sony, etc. Did I mention they have BabyTV here? - Jun 2011

No English language newspapers. TV is either local, cable from Argentina (which has some US shows), and DirecTV -- we have DirecTV -- however, it goes out when there are huge storms -- so it becomes a pain. But that's the price you pay for US TV. - Feb 2011

No newspapers. DirectTV and cable are available. About $50 per month. - Apr 2010

No newspapers in English. MultiCanal had a couple of channels that had a few shows in English. - May 2008

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