Need my (English) German Journal
February 14, 2008 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Is the English-language version of the Deutsche Welle program "Journal" available online?

A local religious station used to have this nightly, but they were bought out by another station which doesn't run it. It's on a couple of satellite services but I can't get those, and Deutsche Welle blocks US residents from using their live stream. I've tried various proxies but 99% of the time they're too slow for video.

Any ideas for alternative sources?
posted by aerotive to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
Best answer: I'll be happy if I'm wrong but I think the answer is no. Until several months ago I used to watch it on SOPCast but it suddenly disappeared. It was probably not legal anyway. I think Dish Network has an exclusive deal with Deutsche Welle in the US which is why their official streams are blocked. I wrote to DW some time ago to let them know of my disappointment. Perhaps emails from a few more people letting them know that they have an interested audience here without satellite and, who knows, they might have second thoughts next time they're signing contracts.

I don't have any particular connection with Germany but it's become a bit of a hobby of mine to watch other English language news around the world. DW-TV is certainly one I wish I could get again. It's a nice balance of news and interesting documentaries.
posted by tetranz at 9:49 AM on February 14, 2008

Best answer: If you are in the Philadelphia area, DW Journal is on twice each weekday on public television WYBE. Maybe you could petition your local public television to pick it up?
posted by dreaming in stereo at 12:44 PM on February 14, 2008

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