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Let me start this article by making it clear that I do not intend this to be a Conservative vs Liberal battle. Not political. With the topic that I will write about there is a likelihood that a political fight could break out. If that is the type of comment you leave, I will simply delete the comment and blacklist the comment writer so I don’t have to deal with them anymore.

So, do you miss it yet? Miss what? Fox News.

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Starting on November 1, SkyCable, the biggest Cable TV provider in the Philippines dropped Fox News from its channel line up. I know that the “news channel” of choice makes for huge fights among Americans, but hey, if you don’t like Fox, just go read a different article. I have no problem if you don’t like it, no skin off my back. But, Fox is a real favorite of a large percentage of the American expat community in the Philippines, so it is something I wanted to address.

You can still watch Fox News

Even if you are on SkyCable, though, there are still ways that you can watch Fox News! I wanted to let you know how you can still get it. I have heard from a LOT of Americans in the past few weeks about how much they were going to miss Fox News and some even said they might move out of the Philippines because they could no longer get Fox News! Somebody who would move over the loss of a TV station is a REAL loyal viewer!

So, what are your options?

Satellite TV

Cignal Satellite TV still offers Fox. One good thing, for those expats who live in more rural areas, is that with Cignal being satellite, it is available anywhere int he Philippines. SkyCable is limited to places where they have a piece of cable going to your house. But, as long as you have electricity, you can use Cignal!

I have thought of changing to Cignal (even before they dropped Fox News), and I may do it. I do have a concern, though… from the things I have heard, I think it is possible that Cignal will also drop Fox News when their contract is up. I don’t know that for sure, though, I just suspect it. In short, if you make a change of service providers, remember that it is possible that it will be dropped by the provider that you switch too. So, if you go to much expense to make the change, you might not want to think it over carefully.

YouTube

There are a LOT of live streams of Fox News on YouTube. I don’t know how they can legally do that (it is not Fox itself that is putting up the live streams) legally, but you can most certainly watch Fox News on YouTube.

Just go to YouTube and do a search for “Fox News Live” and a large number of results will come up. Some may not work, but I find that most of them work fine.

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Vaughn TV

There is a website for “Vaughn TV” on the Internet. They have multiple channels streaming live on their various websites. The one that streams Fox News is called “NewzViewz“. It seems to work OK, most of the time.

However, from time to time, especially when there is a big news story going on, the server streams will all be in use and a message will show saying you should try again later. But, as I said, most of the time I find it works fine.

Kodi

As most regular readers would know, I have a Kodi Box that I can use to watch TV stations from all over the world. On Kodi there are several ways you can watch Fox News.

Here are a couple options of how you can watch Fox News on Kodi.

cCloud

If you install the “cCloud” add-on for Kodi you will be able to get live streams of many TV stations all over the world.

To watch Fox News on cCloud, just go to the “News” section of cCloud, then the 3rd news station listed is Fox News. It does not always work, but I find that it works about 90% of the time.

YouTube

The YouTube add-on for Kodi also gives you the same access to Fox news as I described above.

Fox News add-on

There is even a Kodi Add-on called “Fox News”. However, be careful. This does not show you Fox News live stream. What it is is an add-on where you can see snippets from Fox News and such. To me, it is not really worth the time or effort of installing it.

So, hey, if you are a Fox News fan, this might help you be able to get Fox News again! For some, maybe that will mean they can continue living in the Philippines! LOL

If you don’t like Fox News, then you probably were not worried about the station being taken off of SkyCable anyway!

Whatever your politics, I hope that some of you found this guide helpful.

Bob Martin

Bob Martin is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine. Bob is an Internet Entrepreneur. Bob is an American who lived in Mindanao from 2000 until 2019. Bob has now relocated back to the USA.

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David Haldane
David Haldane
4 years ago

Thanks for the info, this helpful. Any idea why Fox News was dropped?

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  David Haldane

SkyCable was told by Fox to drop the channel because sales were too low to mess with.

Alex Kennedy
Alex Kennedy
4 years ago

Why did they drop Fox News? I have sent 3 emails telling them I want it back with no reply.

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Alex Kennedy

You won’t see them getting Fox News back, Alex. SkyCable did not drop Fox News… Fox News dropped SkyCable. Fox “requested” that they be dropped because sales were just not enough to be worthwhile.

Bigp
Bigp
4 years ago

Informative information for Living in the PI.Thanks Bob

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
4 years ago
Reply to  Bigp

Get back here Loren Mr. Cook and I miss you.

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Bigp

Thanks Loren. Glad you found it useful.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
4 years ago

Robert; In days of yore when CNN was all I could get on Dream Satellite I just would not watch it. That choice will always belong to me. I have the internet and can search the truth out myself, I turn off Sean Hannity as he is a 33-1/3 record stuck in the grove. I get angry when a network lies to me such as CNN when they edit a video and then outright lie to us which happened the other day in Japan while our President and the Japanese Prime Minister were feeding the fish. (Look it up if… Read more »

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Paul Thompson

I think you are still safe, Paul!

Yeah, that feeding the fish video was so obviously fake… I couldn’t agree with you more!

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
4 years ago

Bob;
The sad part was they thought they could get away with it!

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Paul Thompson

They always think they can get away with it! LOL

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
4 years ago

FAKE News by CNN once again; 10 Nov.2017
CNN reported that the Doctor that attacked Senator Rand Paul over a property dispute involving shrubs.
What CNN never mentioned was that they released the story and the source of all CNN’s information was gleaned from the accused doctors lawyer. FAKE NEWS AGAIN!!!!!!!
BTW Sir Bob, I could not find on Facebook this morning?

Bob Martin
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

Hi Paul – I am not sure I am following you.. what were you looking for on FB?

gcl65
gcl65
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

I am with you Paul. The BIG news on TV really don’t understand the internet it seems. Big news may be on top but now the top is so vast they can’t cover everything. They don’t understand there are 10’s or 100’s of stories on the exact same subject so the truth will be there. I am a firm believer that the truth is the most durable thing in existence. You can try and hide it with lies. But the lies turn to dust just as soon as the proof (truth) shows up. In the end, the truth will always… Read more »

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
4 years ago
Reply to  gcl65

Jesse Waters said (On the FIVE this week) “A lie will be half way around the world, before the truth can get it’s shoes on.

gcl65
gcl65
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

Yeah because there are some good liars and they can make the story fascinating which is all apart of hiding the truth!

Bertel Bertelsen
Bertel Bertelsen
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

i think a lot of other countries have the same problem. not enough competition. most of europe has the same problem as america. Even the BBC is not as good as it used to be but still seems be sort of impartial(thats how news should be, dry, no comments, just the plain facts). for opinions you should make a program after the news.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
4 years ago

bertel;
Most news is for profit,including BBC. When I was in Europe in the 1960’s and 70’s BBC was the Gold Standard. But has sadly taken a Liberal Slant after that.

Mike
Mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

I am sure Sir Bob would never cut you off Paul – you are a great contributor here and tell it from the heart and how it is. I enjoy reading your mix of past experience serving your country mixed in with your experiences of where you live now. Long may you reign.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Thank you sir!

radicalthumper42348
radicalthumper42348
4 years ago
Reply to  Paul Thompson

I believe CNN is the Fake News Station. Fox is half owned by the prince of Saudi Arabia.

Dennis Glass
Dennis Glass
4 years ago

interesting. so I can watch a lot of different shows on you tube? I have to give it a try. But my internet is so slow and weak. Some days I can’t even read LIP

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Dennis Glass

Might be time to upgrade your Internet! There is good internet available if you choose the right plan. 🙂

Good luck.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

I have Cignal, so still have fox. Today I’m in a hotel away from our house, and I thought it was strange when I could not find fox. Now I know why. I really holding my tongue so I do not get banned, but I agree this discussion could quickly get out of hand.

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Steve

Fox News told SkyCable that the Philippine market is too small for them to worry about, and Fox dropped Sky. I wonder if the same will happen to Cignal when contract talks happen next between Fox and Cignal.

Greg Brawley
Greg Brawley
4 years ago

While I am not a fan of “mainstream” American news journalism of any stripe (working on my Canadian accent!….joke!) I understand fully the brewing outrage against Skycable!!! They have also dropped the Basketball Channel and NBA Premium! That, by my lights is a capital crime!!! Unfortunately they have the cable concession for my condo building and we are not permitted Cignal dishes, so my options are hanging out at local restaurants and bars where NBA games are being shown. Hey! I’m not a drinker anymore, but I still know how to hang out in bars and restaurants!!! My real peeve… Read more »

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Greg Brawley

I have my own issues with SkyCable. However, I see no way they can be blamed about Fox News being gone. It was Fox News who dropped SkyCable, not SkyCable that dropped Fox News.

Alex Kennedy
Alex Kennedy
4 years ago

So with SkyCable we no longer have UFC or Fox News so we have FAKE wrestling and FAKE news.

Mike Henebry
4 years ago

I never watch Fox News in the US, and so far have not watched any news during my 3-month stays in the Philippines. I don’t watch CNN either. Both networks skat the news in their respective ways.

Bob Martin
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Henebry

I promise, Mike… if you don’t want to watch news of any flavor.. I won’t force you, and I don’t think anybody else in the Philippines will either! LOL

James R Heverin
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Henebry

Your an average American Mike…….apathetic

Mike Henebry
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Henebry

James R Heverin not at all. I keep up with world events far more than the average person. I listen to BBC, NPR and watch PBS, and read newspapers. Fox and CNN are both basically in the entertainment and propaganda industries. But, when I am in Philippines for three months, I am on vacation.

Cugger
Cugger
4 years ago

This comes along the lines of what I, myself, am looking forward to when I retire. The Philippines will be my escape from the hectic world of American politics. And, I refuse to get involved with Philippine politics. Sounds like win/win.

I don’t need any talking heads telling me what to think. I’ll do my OWN thinking, please and thank you. I use the internet to confirm or disprove any news. Case in point? The great “fish feed” mentioned below.

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Cugger

Hi Cugger – One thing I can promise you. when you get to the Philippines, nobody is going to tie you down to a chair and force you to watch one news station or another. It is your choice. I wrote this article for those who want to be able to watch Fox News and think they can’t watch it any more.

For those who don’t care to watch any news.. that is no skin off my nose.

Cugger
Cugger
4 years ago

Hi Bob, haven’t been on your site much recently, nice to chat with you.
It’s hard not to get caught up in the moment. Most of the expats I’ve met, mainly in Cebu, are there for the same reason. Escape from the craziness. It’s very appealing. If I didn’t have a farm…
Very important for expats to stay clear of Philippine politics. I can assure other people on your forums; from close personal experience, it is best to stay totally clear. No up side.
That is what retiring to the Philippines is about, imo. Escape.

Bob - Expat Answer Man
Reply to  Cugger

Nice to hear from you again.

Reasons for being here are personal for each individual person. It is a choice we make for our own reasons.

I agree about Philippine politics, and it is something I have always stressed on the site.

Leonard Hugster
4 years ago

Android box for your tv and a good internet connection and you can watch just about anything you want.

Bob Martin
4 years ago

LOL that is in the article

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