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Thread: TV News - signing for the deaf, but no English subtitles?

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    Default TV News - signing for the deaf, but no English subtitles?

    I'd think the number of foreigners who would love to actually know what the news is about far outnumbers the deaf population. Yet there is no effort to add any English to the major news broadcasts.

    If advertisers wanted to reach out to tourists here in It's Better In the Philippines, they'd push for some English.


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    Most foreigners are on their budget, I would like to help, but can't help thousands of people. In my case I have a half deaf helper, I can't afford over P20,000 for hearing aids . But I can give her food and a good life.




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    Its been a couple years since I was using an antenna, but the abs cbn at 5.30 was in philipino, but at about 10 at night it was in english, basically the same news. as said, was awhile back, but I used to wait till 10 pm to watch it, Now I just use the P.C to read the news, at least what would interest me.

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    With all the Tourism advocacy,mit'd seem to be a natural thing to have..

    - in a rational country
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    I agree getting tv news in English is tough, sometimes I ask my wife to translate but I only get a short version. I sometimes watch ANC, they have more English broadcasts.
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    Does anyone do sign? Maybe the signing is in English!

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    remember now, it was on channel 23 or 24 on the antenna not cable. news in english, at about 10 pm as I recall

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    Only on the internet would you get a person posting a complaint about not being able to get the news in their language on broadcast TV.

    Think about that for a second...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manzanita View Post
    Only on the internet would you get a person posting a complaint about not being able to get the news in their language on broadcast TV.

    Think about that for a second...
    OK I've thought about it - seems as good a place as any to post it - where would you suggest it should be posted ?




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    Its not only my language, but a language most foreigners know..in a country that wants more tourists-who might just want to be informed via local tv news broadcasts.
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