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TDT changes and more [ Tuesday, 23 Sep 08 | 18:38 ]
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Two weeks ago when Ruben and I were sightseeing in València, we noticed that the TV in the hotel room had available TV3, Catalunya's first public television channel. Ruben said that there was an agreement to broadcast Canal 9, a public television station in the Valencian Community in Catalunya as well. That was news to me.

So when I got back to El Masnou, I did my monthly scan of TDT channels and sure enough, Canal 9 appeared as one the stations broadcast from Mataró, but not from Collserola in Barcelona, where nearly all of the stations that I receive are broadcast. This now make 39 distinct TDT stations that I can watch.

It was interesting that Ruben had some difficulty in understanding valencià even though it is a variety of català. I noticed that when he had a choice, he would prefer castellano. To my ear, the valencià spoken on TV seemed to have more castellano words than the stations in català back home. Many street signs are in valencià, but unlike Barcelona, you rarely heard the local language on the street. Museums and such usually had valencià, castellano and English placards.

I was pleased to read last week that all of the US presidential debates will be broadcast live on AnPPtena 3. So I won’t miss out on any of the action.

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