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English translation: National Cable TV

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12:12 Sep 16, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: de pago nacional
tv production in Spain, into U.S. English

"los programas son generalistas o de pago nacionales"
Gloria Nichols
United States
Local time: 04:16
English translation:National Cable TV
Explanation:
This the way of talking about Cable TV for a domestic/national market as opposed to those broadcasting to an international audience. There is a wide spectrum of legislation in Spain about this.
US Cable TV companies are not domestic, they belong to an international domain. Therefore, it's hard to find something with full equivalency. The US Congress hasn't tried to restrict marketing of these services and there is no initiative in sight to keep them 'national'. The aim of these services is to keep a country's culture unique, to broadcast something that will serve the domestic market with a national perspective on the issues.
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Yvette Camou
Mexico
Local time: 01:16
Grading comment
I went with Spanish pay TV.
good explanation -- thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
naSpanish pay per view channels
Yolanda Broad
naNational Cable TVYvette Camou
nanational payment programs
Lorena Grancelli


  

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16 mins
national payment programs


Explanation:
Why not?
Hope it helps!


Lorena Grancelli
Argentina
Local time: 05:16
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 63

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Yvette Camou

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53 mins
National Cable TV


Explanation:
This the way of talking about Cable TV for a domestic/national market as opposed to those broadcasting to an international audience. There is a wide spectrum of legislation in Spain about this.
US Cable TV companies are not domestic, they belong to an international domain. Therefore, it's hard to find something with full equivalency. The US Congress hasn't tried to restrict marketing of these services and there is no initiative in sight to keep them 'national'. The aim of these services is to keep a country's culture unique, to broadcast something that will serve the domestic market with a national perspective on the issues.


    http:/europa.eu.int.eur-lex/es/lif/dat/1994/es-394D0922.html
Yvette Camou
Mexico
Local time: 01:16
PRO pts in pair: 45
Grading comment
I went with Spanish pay TV.
good explanation -- thanks!

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Heathcliff
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1 hr
Spanish pay per view channels


Explanation:
The sentence is parsed:

+(programas de pago)+nacionales
AND
+(programas generalistas)+nacionales

programas de pago: pay per view.

Here is a site with the relevant context, "Canal + Web de la cadena de pago nacional Canal Plus" as opposed to, for example, "Páginas Web de la cadena nacional Tele 5.":

Canal + is a European pay per view network, with channels in various countries.

"nacional" is tricky, a false cognate, that usually gets translated into English as either "local" or using the name of the particular nationality in question.


    Reference: http://www.ctv.es/USERS/barakaldo/television.htm
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:16
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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