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#58452 - 12 Aug 07 10:11 TV for English Football ( soccer )
riccardo Offline
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Steve-O, Piss Salon and I were on a mission scouring the city last night to see who had the English soccer and who did not... Here's what we found:

1. No pubs with Kabelvision, Indovision or regular terrestial channels carry the game. The pub/house must have the new Malay-Chinese cable/satellite deal called ASTRO. (They seem pretty good - more on that below.)

2. MadDogs does not have the games. Aphrodite does NOT have the games, ASTRO, or the Indon TV ministry, seems to have even been able to block SouthAfrica's SuperSport satellite broadcasts to Indonesia.

3. D's Place in Blok M does have Astro and we watched the second half of the Sunderland game, with no sound, as they just play music and most people are not interested in the games.

4. Sportsmans has the best set-up. They don't have ASTRO, but they do have SuperSport via Thailand satellite feed, so they get one game on that (in this case the Bolton-NU game). They also have another satellite feed from Thailand with something called TrueSports that showed the Man City game and Liverpool game.

5. Apparently G-string (also in Blok M) has ASTRO, but we didn't see it ourselves only heard it -- and there might be one or two others in Blok M.

6. Didn't check or hear about Bart's dynasty of pubs -- let us know if you know.
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#58455 - 12 Aug 07 10:18 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
riccardo Offline
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More on ASTRO --

Here are their details:
Basic Paket -- Rp 150,000/month
Includes all the kids/cartoon channels, discover, NatGeo, AnimalPlanet, etc
NEWS: CNN, BBC, BloombergTV (they don't have FOXnews OR AL QaedaZEERA!)Also MTV, AXN StarWorld and E! channel.

SPORTS EXTRA PAKET (costs an additional Rp 50,000 ) and includes:
ASTROSuperSport, ESPN, STARsports, GoalTV-1, GoalTV-2

Also extra Rp for movie channels and Chinese/Korean/Jap channels.

web: www.astro.co.id
tel: 0807-17-27876

The manager at D's said they'd had ASTRO for several months and it was great, no shutdowns, no problems and CSRs are very helpful and available.

What a friggin' coup these guys have pulled off. They apparently have a 3-year contract for the Premiership and nobody else can show it in that period.

Biggest question, how are they going to appease the masses in the slums and kampongs who would never be able to afford 200k a month despite their love and passion for the games. I've heard they might set up mini-amphitheaters in some kampongs so people can come out and watch gratis (nontong bareng). Which actually might be kinda fun to do one night if they also have beers.
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#58534 - 12 Aug 07 23:53 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
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still no TV available on Sunday night for most Indonesians to watch the Chelsea, ManYoo and Arse ball contests.
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#58597 - 13 Aug 07 11:50 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
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New info after the weekend's EPL games. Astro only seems to have cornered the market in Greater Jakarta, and subscribers with ESPN via Kabelvision or Indovision outside of Jakarta (e.g., Bali) had normal service with all the EPL games on ESPN.

Also, according to Balibob, Astro is actually owned by the same gang that owns KabelVision.
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#58603 - 13 Aug 07 12:56 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
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Just receieved from jasper at the Cazbar.

I would presume all other Bart establishments will follow suit!

Good news for the EPL fans: We will be able to show all broadcasted English Premier League games this season (see the sports schedule below). Also coming up is the World Cup Rugby. Cazbar will stay open for ALL GAMES!
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#58609 - 13 Aug 07 13:33 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: Dilli]
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Just receieved from Jasper at Cazbar.

Dear all,
First of all, on behalf of all Cazbar staff, a big thanks to all of you who contributed to the outing to Bali! We all had a fantastic time!
Saturday 18 August Live Acoustic Music. Free ladies night drinks from 6 – 12 pm

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#58610 - 13 Aug 07 13:33 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: Dilli]
riccardo Offline
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They must've just got it set up as well. I don't think they had it for this past weekend's games.

Dill, where is (sports schedule below) ?

It looks like a mass email. I'm on EP's and Bugil's mailing lists, but not Cazbar. What's Jasper's e-mail? If you don't want to post here, PM me.
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#58618 - 13 Aug 07 13:52 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
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His email is jasper at the thecazbar.com

Upcoming Events
Thursday 23 Aug Football Quiz 8 pm onwards. Teams of maximum 4 players compete over 5 rounds of not too difficult football questions. Free Heineken draught beer for participants from 7 – 8 pm.

7 Sep – 20 Oct: RUGBY WORLD CUP LIVE AT CAZBAR

Sports Schedule
Monday 13 August
17.00 – close CRICKET: England – India 3rd test day 5

Friday 17 August
22.00 AFL: Collingwood – Melbourne

Saturday 18 August
09.30 NRL: Storm – Eels
11.30 AFL: St Kilda – Fremantle18.45 EPL: Portsmouth – Bolton Wanderers
21.00 EPL: Tottenham Hotspurs – Derby County
21.00 EPL: Reading - Everton22.00 AFL: Sydney Swans – Brisbane Lions
23.15 EPL: Newcastle – Aston Villa

Sunday 19 August
10.30 AFL: Hawthorn – Port Adelaide
13.30 NRL: Knights – Panthers
15.45 – 20.30 MOTOGP: Czech Grand Prix
19.30 EPL: Manchester City – Manchester United
21.00 EPL: Blackburn Rovers – Arsenal
22.00 EPL: Liverpool – Chelsea

All times are event’s starting times and NOT broadcast starting times


Edited by kenyeung (13 Aug 07 13:54)

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#58662 - 13 Aug 07 17:43 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: kenyeung]
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Finally got through to Astro ... engaged all day but not a long hold when you manage to get through (only a minute or so). basic package does not include the EPL so if you want that its an addition 50.000 a month. All you need to do is fill in a simple form and they estimate it will be connected within 3-5 working days which means I should have football action by the weekend.

Installation cost is 200.000
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#58663 - 13 Aug 07 17:54 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
riccardo Offline
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Quoting: riccardo
More on ASTRO --

Here are their details:
Basic Paket -- Rp 150,000/month
Includes all the kids/cartoon channels, discover, NatGeo, AnimalPlanet, etc
NEWS: CNN, BBC, BloombergTV (they don't have FOXnews OR AL QaedaZEERA!)Also MTV, AXN StarWorld and E! channel.

SPORTS EXTRA PAKET (costs an additional Rp 50,000 ) and includes:
ASTROSuperSport, ESPN, STARsports, GoalTV-1, GoalTV-2


I think I pointed that out in the beginning of this thread.

Anyway good news for you -- let's have a BIG BBQ beer bash this Saturday at the new CHEZ CHEWW when the games are on.

Keep us updated on how it goes, and if there are any other issues that we should be aware of. I'm stuck with Kabel because it's also my broadband internet connection. Astro is supposed to be getting an internet deal, and when they do, I'll make the swap.
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#58801 - 15 Aug 07 09:22 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
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This is from the just-delivered Eastern Promise (EP) newsletter:

After a rather disastrous weekend without EPL football (apologies to those who were at EP last Saturday for the football. I didn’t know it wasn’t on Kabelvision or Supersport), I have good news. We’ve got ASTRO!! All major EPL games can be watched live on our big screen.
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#58802 - 15 Aug 07 09:24 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
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Also... Capt. Morgan's Romance Pub on Jalan Jaksa will have ASTRO in the next day or two and all the EPL games.



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#58804 - 15 Aug 07 09:27 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
kenyeung Offline
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You omitted the most important part of that Eastern Promise email:

Dear All,
Please celebrate our 1st anniversary with us next Saturday, 25 Aug!! With free draught beer from 7pm until midnight!!
Latino dancing with Luisa and Elkin at 8pm
A Special performance by Jakarta ’s best rock band 7 Years Later at 10pm
And Famous Dutch DJ Wouter with Classic Disco until the wee hours!!


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#58805 - 15 Aug 07 09:33 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: kenyeung]
riccardo Offline
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I really don't much like those free beer nights, attracts too many idiots, like flies to shit. Not only are they idiots to begin with, they then drink WAAAAY more than they should and it really goes downhill.
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#58806 - 15 Aug 07 09:39 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
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classic disco ... i wonder if lens will wear his disco ball helmet?
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#58808 - 15 Aug 07 09:40 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: riccardo]
Dilli Offline
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On prinicple I dont attend these night's, the only exception was the "De Hooi" opening.

Last time I was at EP on a free night I was unaware that the ale was gratis as all the action was in the garden.

It was only as I left that I realised how much some overdo it when there was a guy puking up between the cars in the car park.

Don't need it!
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#58812 - 15 Aug 07 09:52 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: Dilli]
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I didn't know it was possible to drink that much Bintang as to puke - fair enough K or Special Brew - but not Bintang, not even if I was that impecunious as to have to wait for free booze.

Expats on tour eh?
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#58814 - 15 Aug 07 09:58 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
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when you drink your special brew captain do you like to put your can in a brown paper bag?
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#58815 - 15 Aug 07 10:03 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: chewwyUK]
Dilli Offline
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Special Brew, Carlsberg's finest.

"A pint of heavy and a leg opener please" was the traditional request when purchasing said beer for the lady friend!
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#58817 - 15 Aug 07 10:07 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: Dilli]
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Stella has a reputation of making people aggressive when consumed in high volume ... thats why in London it is also known as "a pint of wife beater"
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#58831 - 15 Aug 07 10:43 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: chewwyUK]
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free piss night again!! Yay!! what's wrong with you big ponces? Get stuck in lads
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#58832 - 15 Aug 07 10:48 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: Roy's Hair]
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D'accord. Bloody snobs. I've proudly been sufficiently impecunious to get buses, angkot and ojeks to just about every free piss night in Jakarta over the years. Last year's Eastern Promise party was great. Specially cos cunts like Ric and Capt. Mainwaring weren't there. Won't be the same without Brian Bollox singing Sympathy For the Devil though.


Edited by kenyeung (15 Aug 07 10:53)

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#58834 - 15 Aug 07 11:17 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: kenyeung]
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A rather surprising edit! I'm flattered!
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#58835 - 15 Aug 07 11:19 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: Dilli]
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living only 3.5 minutes from EP not showing for free beer would be very rude
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#58836 - 15 Aug 07 11:22 Re: TV for English Football ( soccer ) [Re: chewwyUK]
Dilli Offline
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Jakartass had a nice post on the subject of the EPL...

http://jakartass.blogspot.com/
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