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Topic # 196595 6-Jun-2016 09:51
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Hello all.

 

My parents have ditched Sky. They are happy with Apple TV/Netflix as an alternative in general, but are missing a CNN type news service. RT and Al Jazeera are available on freeview, but they find these too politically slanted.

 

 

 

Is there a legal alternative? Something they can stream through Apple TV? ABC is available on Apple TV but my parents find it really focuses on lod=cal US news. They are looking for something like BBC, or CNN international. 

 

 

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1566302 6-Jun-2016 10:24
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You may wish to visit this site here. Although the article focuses on Apple TV, I find the streaming links work with my Sammy TV app - SmartIPTV, so you are not tied to Apple TV.

 

The links I have used from that site provides a continual stream of Sky News UK, BBC International News, BBC 24 (local news focus), ABC News (Australia), CNN Europe feed, Euronews and ABC News (US). So a good mixture and excellent sources for major world stories.

 

Hope this helps.




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  Reply # 1566347 6-Jun-2016 11:14
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Thanks, but was looking for something that can be done without a vpn service. Cheers.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1566415 6-Jun-2016 12:23
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Probably only al jeezera and if a new Apple TV 4, 3 news since they have an app. Tvnz isn't anywhere useful - well is on some tvs that's about it.





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  Reply # 1566801 6-Jun-2016 22:22
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Reuters TV app?

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  Reply # 1566806 6-Jun-2016 23:01
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Aljazeera and Sky News (UK) have live HD streams on youtube.

 

No idea if apple TV has a youtube app or not but it would be a pretty stink device if it didn't.


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  Reply # 1566811 7-Jun-2016 00:03
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My ATV3 has utube, so ATV4 would also...

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  Reply # 1566827 7-Jun-2016 06:23
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farcus:

Aljazeera and Sky News (UK) have live HD streams on youtube.


No idea if apple TV has a youtube app or not but it would be a pretty stink device if it didn't.




A YouTube app that allows live streams, Apple TV has YouTube. Not tried using it for live. For a long time the Apple tvs were not updated (during the whole apple/Google pretty problem phase - the old google maps on iPhone where it was so far behind it wasn't funny).

But it should be able to do that now.




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  Reply # 1566840 7-Jun-2016 08:39
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Here is an alternative plan: If your parents had Sky then they have a Sky dish. Most likely they can receive Intelsat 19 on it. You just need to experiment with placing the LNB. All  they need then is a cheap satellite STB and they can receive Euronews, France TV and even the South Korean news channel, all in English.

 

 

 

 





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