Is there good Satellite TV Coverage at Lake Chapala Ajijic Mexico?

June 16, 2012

The short answer is a great big YES. Currently we have Star Choice (Canadian programming all in English with the three major networks plus Fox).

So all you guys reading this you will not have to give up your sports programming.
There are also Sports Bars in the area with the big screen TV’s if you like to enjoy your sports with other like minded guys.

MEXICO – MVS Comunicaciones has teamed up with the EchoStar Corporation to offer a new, low-cost satellite TV service in Mexico.
According to a press release, the service, to be known as “Dish Mexico,” will deliver a wide variety of audio and video channels in an all digital format via an EchoStar-provided high-powered direct broadcast satellite that allows signals to reach beyond mountains and buildings, thus providing video options across the entire country.

The service will be delivered to homes via a small satellite dish antenna and a digitally encrypted set-top box. 
The basic service includes 25 Spanish and English-language channels for 139 pesos per month.
 
The basic package includes children’s programming from Disney Channel, Jetix, Nick, Discovery Kids and Cartoon Network; general entertainment from Universal Channel, Sony, Warner Channel, 52MX, E! Entertainment Television and SciFi Channel; educational channels from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, The History Channel and Infinite; sports programming from ESPN, ESPN 2 and Fox Sports; music channels from MTV and Exa TV; and movie channels from TNT, The Film Zone, MC, Multipremier and Cine Latino.
 
In addition, Dish offers premium movie packages with no commercial breaks.
 
The service is expected to launch initially in the cities of Puebla and Leon and will be available across Mexico in the next few months.
Since 2002 MVS Multivision has offered MASTV, a 15-channel system television system that is the cheapest on the Mexican market. U.S.-based EchoStar designs, develops and distributes set-top boxes and related products for pay television providers.
Visit www.mvs.com for more information.

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  • Judy Cronin

    You say Fox is available.  How about MSNBC for those of us not quite so right-wing bent?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Judy, Thanks for your question.

    Yes, all the North America channels are available depending upon which service you use. The Shaw Direct service has almost 100% English language programming and includes all the major networks.

    Tu amigo, Sid 

  • Joanna Garrett

    I get my news off the internet and use my TV only to watch turners Movie Classics with closed caption due to loss of hearing.  Is TMC available?

  • Ginger Blymyer

    Too bad no MSNBC.

  • Elsidmx

     Hi Again Joanna, Not sure just what TMC is. Is it some type of translator. NOt heard of this before. I also watch DVD’s of my favorite TV shows and tun the sound down very low and us the  sub-titles in English for the hearing impaired so as not to disturb my wife. All for now. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Sid

     
    Satellite TV Mexico THe below is a quote from the Shaw affilate site. It states MSNBC is available:  Tu amigo, Sid

    ”TELEVISION VIA SATELLITE CON PROGRAMACION DE  “U.S.A. y CANADA”

    Satellite TV Mexico

    ”TELEVISION VIA SATELLITE CON PROGRAMACION DE  “U.S.A. y CANADA”

     Welcome to Satellite TV Mexico.
    We have the pleasure to offer Star Choice/ Shaw Direct to residents of
    San Miguel de Allende, Queretero, Cuernavaca and surrounding areas.

    Starchoice has almost the identical programming offered by Dishnetwork and Directv.

    All the networks, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and
    PBS are available with both east and west feeds. Additionally you
    receive the Canadian networks, CBC, CTV and Global.
    They also have all of the super stations, the US news
    networks, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and BBC and most U.S. specialty
    channels.

    The signal strength is very good and great
    reception can be had in Central Mexico with a relatively small 1.2
    meter antenna. High definition is also available requiring only 1
    additional 1.2 meter antenna. Most existing Dishnetwork installations
    can easy be converted with a minimum of hardware changes.

    We endeavor to provide courteous and prompt service, second to none and look forward to being of service.
     Welcome to Satellite TV Mexico.
    We have the pleasure to offer Star Choice/ Shaw Direct to residents of
    San Miguel de Allende, Queretero, Cuernavaca and surrounding areas.

    Starchoice has almost the identical programming offered by Dishnetwork and Directv.

    All the networks, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and
    PBS are available with both east and west feeds. Additionally you
    receive the Canadian networks, CBC, CTV and Global.
    They also have all of the super stations, the US news
    networks, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and BBC and most U.S. specialty
    channels.

    The signal strength is very good and great
    reception can be had in Central Mexico with a relatively small 1.2
    meter antenna. High definition is also available requiring only 1
    additional 1.2 meter antenna. Most existing Dishnetwork installations
    can easy be converted with a minimum of hardware changes.

    We endeavor to provide courteous and prompt service, second to none and look forward to being of service.

  • Joanna

    Thanks, Ginger.

  • Joanna Garrett

    Sorry, (dislexic person here) it’s TCM, which stands for Turner’s Movie Classics, a movie-oriented cable TV channel owned by the Turner Braodcasting System offering commercial-free movies, many of which are closed captioned..

Email for more information:
Sid@ChapalaClub.com

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