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Does KSCI's 24hr Digital Chinese Progamming Still Exist???


While browsing KSCI's website, I noticed that they mention something about broadcasting 24hrs/day in Chinese here:

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http://www.kscitv.com/communityoutreach.asp

LA-18 LAUNCHES DIGITAL TWENTY-FOUR HOUR CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING

In November 2001, LA-18 launched its digital format and on December 3, LA-18 became the first U.S. television station to provide free-to-air, twenty-four hour Chinese language programming in the digital format. Without having to purchase expensive satellite dishes and pay monthly programming fees, viewers in Southern California can now watch Chinese television for free utilizing simple rabbit-ear antennas on their TV sets.

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However, I find no mention of this anywhere else especially here:

http://www.kscitv.com/digitaltv.asp

Thus, my questions are:

1. Does this 24hr Digital Chinese Channel still exist?
2. If so, where is the schedule?
3. Where can you buy a box for a regular old tv to view these programs?
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class blockquote WackyPacks wrote:

While browsing KSCI's website, I noticed that they mention something about broadcasting 24hrs/day in Chinese here:

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http://www.kscitv.com/communityoutreach.asp

LA-18 LAUNCHES DIGITAL TWENTY-FOUR HOUR CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING

In November 2001, LA-18 launched its digital format and on December 3, LA-18 became the first U.S. television station to provide free-to-air, twenty-four hour Chinese language programming in the digital format. Without having to purchase expensive satellite dishes and pay monthly programming fees, viewers in Southern California can now watch Chinese television for free utilizing simple rabbit-ear antennas on their TV sets.

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However, I find no mention of this anywhere else especially here:

http://www.kscitv.com/digitaltv.asp

Thus, my questions are:

1. Does this 24hr Digital Chinese Channel still exist?
2. If so, where is the schedule?
3. Where can you buy a box for a regular old tv to view these programs?
That's misleading. You need an antenna plus a digital receiver to get DTV over the air. As far as I know, yes, this channel (61) still exists. In fact, it was one of the first DTV stations. However, it's not carried by my cable company nor by DISH, so I don't post any listings for it.

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Well, KSCI finally replied to my inquiry. In fact, that channel no longer exists. Too bad, as I would have had no problem with a $150 or so outlay for free Chinese programming. I guess the only freebies are NDTV if you have a FTA satellite setup and(if you have patience) try watching one of the legal and not-so-legal internet video streams of Chinese channels originating overseas.
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WackyPacks,

Did you mean that in the year 2001 there was TWO chinese channel? Because i remebered that there was one called KXLA(it was on channel28) and KSCI 18 and there were showing like three series a night! It was awesome but then the korean people took over KXLA and then they didn't have it anymore.

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Actually, I was talking about digital tv where the stations are broadcasting via digital instead of analog. As a consequence of this impending change for all over-the-air broadcasters, there is more bandwidth allocated to them which allows them to possibly of adding subchannels. For example, enter your zip code and look at the digital listings in Los Angeles:

http://ww2.titantv.com/quickguide/quickguide.aspx

Notice KABC is broadcasting 3 different shows listed under 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. Granted, one channel is only dedicated to rainfall, but it does open the possibility of more viewing opportunities for over-the-air viewers.

Anyway, KSCI apparently at one time used one of their digital channels for 24-hour All-Chinese. Apparently, they received programming from ETTV. That is what they claimed, though I have no proof it actually existed. To receive the shows, you would have needed an expensive tv or a digital tv tuner. It is a shame since you could probably buy a digital tuner today for around $150, but alas, the Chinese channel is no longer available.

KXLA Channel 44 did broadcast some Chinese shows at one time, but that was short-lived. An even better time was when KRCA was all-Asian. They used to show about 3 hours a day in Chinese. Today, there are so many over-the-air channels with shows in Spanish and Korean, but so few in Chinese. Luckily, there are lots of internet streams. I just wish there was less buffering and better picture quality even though it can sometimes be difficult to find watchable shows due to the time difference.
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class blockquote WackyPacks wrote:

KXLA Channel 44 did broadcast some Chinese shows at one time, but that was short-lived. An even better time was when KRCA was all-Asian. They used to show about 3 hours a day in Chinese.
Ah, I remember both of those…

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