MHz Choice Update - May 6th, 2015
Good afternoon! As we continue to work on getting MHz Choice up to standard, we will try to answer as many of your questions as quickly and as completely as possible. Please see below for some updated answers to your questions. We thank you in advance for your continued patience and support!
Q: If this is a free service, why do you need my credit card information to sign-up?
Hot Indonesia tackles the country's biggest issues and breaks them down in an informative and lively format. The show airs Saturdays at 11AM ET on MHz Worldview. Following at 11:30AM ET isThe Best of Bali, the ultimate insider's guide to the best of the island. Hosted by Jamie Aditya, this show will take you to places never before seen by other shows profiling Bali. Both programs are in English.
TeleSUR airs 24/7 on MHz10 in DC. The Spanish-language TeleSUR is a mix of local and world news, commentary, cultural and documentary programming broadcast live from La Nueva Televisora del Sur. MHz10 in DC can be seen on digital broadcast channel 30.10 as well as Cox channel 479 and Comcast channel 280.
Click here for channel listings for MHz10 in DC.
On Thursday, November 27, MHz presents back-to-back Detective Montalbano episodes from 1PM ET to 9PM ET on MHz Worldview, MHz Online and MHz1 in DC. The marathon starts with Paper Moon at 1PM ET, followed by Track of Sand at 3PM ET, The Wings of the Sphinx at 5PM ET and August Heat at 7PM ET.
CNC World airs 24/7 on MHz11 in DC. MHz11 is available on digital broadcast channel 30.11. CNC also airs from 1 – 7PM ET weekdays and 3 – 9PM ET weekends on MHz1 in DC. CNC news can be seen on MHz Worldview nationwide weekdays at 6AM ET and 10AM ET. The English-language channel is distributed by China Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC), a news network run by the Xinhua News Agency.
Click here for channel listings for MHz1 and Mhz11 in DC.
DirecTV is no longer carrying Channel 12.3, MHz Worldview, on their local lineup, but viewers can contact DirecTV and subscribe to their international World Direct Package. MHz Worldview is carried there on channel 2183. This service is free, but you will need to get a second dish (for a one-time fee of $20).
You can also stream MHz on your iPhone, iPad, Roku, MobiTV, AudioNow, Google TV and Android devices.
Visit the CPT12 website for more details.
Deutsche Welle (DW) has reformatted European Journal to create Focus On Europe. With Focus on Europe, DW has developed a new program that adds a more personal touch to the issues affecting people across the continent. The weekly series provides audiences an inside perspective on the diversity of people, places, conflicts and coexistence that define Europe. Focus On Europe airs Fridays at 4:30AM ET on MHz Worldview, MHz1 in DC and MHz Online. The show airs additionally on MHz1 in DC on Saturdays at 11PM ET and Sundays at 11AM ET.
We're very happy to announce the public beta of our new on-demand service, MHz International Mystery On Demand. We are starting on the Roku platform, with iOS, Smart TV, Android and Google TV following close behind. Early signups are open at http://billing.mhznetworks.com.
The best thing about this service is that once you buy an episode (or an entire season if you like) it is yours to stream and watch in perpetuity, on any platform we offer. This does not apply to previous purchases, or MHz products bought on non-MHz media platforms.
MHz Worldview presents a weekly match from the TG4 Ladies All Ireland Junior, Intermediate or Senior Championships starting Saturday, August 2 at 1PM ET (5PM ET on MHz1 in DC). The matches are broadcast in Irish. Matches continue each Saturday for eight weeks.
Week #1 Match: TG4 All Ireland Championship: Kildare vs. Tyrone
Saturday, August 2 at 1PM ET on MHz Worldview (5PM ET on MHz1 in DC)
Exclusive, authentic Irish programming on Today’s Ireland now airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3PM ET on MHz Worldview. Today’s Ireland continues to air weekdays from 1 to 4PM ET on MHz Worldview. (This content also airs on MHz1 in DC from 3 to 6PM ET on weekdays and 5 to 7PM ET on weekends.)
Saturdays at 1PM and 1:30PM ET on MHz Worldview (5 and 5:30PM ET on MHz1 in DC)
These half-hour programs showcase sports, the arts and celebrities from Donegal.
Airing Saturdays at 9AM ET on MHz Worldview, Deutsche Welle’s World Stories showcases journalists from around the world as they share their views of their home country and continent, their people and their issues.
Deutsche Welle's Close Up – The Current Affairs Documentary delivers in-depth reporting on topical political issues and newsworthy events. Revealing the story behind the stories, Close Up is informative, gripping and visually powerful. The half-hour show airs Sunday at 12PM ET on MHz Worldview.
TG4 to launch four new weekly programs on Today's Ireland in July. Today's Ireland airs nationally on MHz Worldview, as well as on MHz Networks 1 in the Washington, DC metro area.
The programs include:
Comhrá - One of TG4’s most popular series has a deceptively simple format, a conversation between the host, award-winning broadcaster Máirtín Tom Sheáinín, and his studio guest. Broadcast in Irish with English subtitles. Sundays at 1PM ET on MHz Worldview and 5PM ET on MHz1.
Beginning July 15, 2014, MHz Worldview will no longer be available on KCSM in the San Francisco area. This is a decision made by KCSM management. Please contact KCSM directly with any comments or questions by email, by phone (650-574-6586) or via Facebook.
FALLS CHURCH, VA- Japan broadcaster NHK produced a special cherry blossom edition of its program, 'Dining with the Chef' in Washington, D.C. during the festival in April.
Chef Tatsuo Saito introduces the art of Japanese cuisine with cherry blossom (Sakura) themed dishes. He introduces the art of making dashi stock, one of the most fundamental elements of washoku, and prepares a seasonal dish using pickled cherry blossoms. Chef Saito is also joined by the 2014 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen.
Air dates include:
Washington, D.C. area
May 31 - 8:10 PM ET
NHK World TV
MHz Networks 2 (30.2)
South Asia Focus replaces Bangladesh Today on both MHz Networks 1 in D.C. and nationally on MHz Worldview.
South Asia Focus and The Afghan Report will share one 30min block on Sundays at 6:30PM ET (repeat Mondays at 4:30AM ET).
South Asia Focus/The Afghan Report (TVPG)
South Asia Focus – Leading Indian Journalist, Smita Prakash, and a featured South Asian Expert analize the week's top news. This weekly 15 minute talk show covers events in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Produced by the New Delhi based Asian News International – ANI.
Broadcast in English.
FALLS CHURCH, VA- Two new programs launch nationally on MHz Worldivew in May.
Arise News Night (TVPG) airs daily at 3 AM ET on MHz Worldview and MHz 1. Nadira Tudor with Arise News Night reports on the latest headlines from around the world. Distributed by Arise News, broadcast in English.
As of May 1, WNYJ (WFME) has replaced MHz Worldview with France 24 programming in the NYC area.
WNYJ now presents MHz Worldview only over the air on digital broadcast channel 66.3, but you can see MHz live 24/7 on our website as well as through our iOS and Android apps.
MHz is also carried nationwide on DirecTV channel 2183 and through Roku, Google TV and Flipps app for smart TVs.
Additional info from WNYJ at: http://www.wnyj.org/programming.
FALLS CHURCH, VA- MHz Worldview is now available nationwide via the Flipps app for Android and iOS.
MHz fans can stream MHz Worldview from their phone to their TV and control it all from the palm of their hand.
Flipps lets viewers stream whatever is on their phone directly to the closest connected device, requiring no cable, dongle, TV app or set top box to do so.
The app supports Internet-connected TVs by Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG and Philips, as well as Xbox One, Xbox 360, DISH Hopper and Apple TV.
The Danish thriller, Unit One, premieres Thursday, April 10th, at 9 PM ET nationally on MHz Worldview with two back to back episodes.
Unit One details an elite mobile task force travels around Denmark assisting local law enforcement solve crimes.
Ingrid Dahl is an ambitious detective who has been promoted to command Unit One. She quickly gains the respect of the team, including her trusted deputy Jens Peter "IP" Jørgensen, the impulsive and emotional detective Allan Fischer, and the cerebral and intuitive Thomas La Cour.
Full time RT and RT Espanol channels in Washington, DC, as well as RT newscasts on MHz Worldview will be unavailable due to maintenance from the source in Moscow.
Please be advised that all RT channels will be down for maintenance from Monday, April 21 at 4 PM to Tuesday, April 22nd at 2 AM ET.
MHz will repeat the 1:30 PM Midday RT Newscast at 5 PM and 8 PM ET on Tuesday, April 21st.
Please note that this maintenance schedule may be extended from the source in Moscow.
FALLS CHURCH, VA- MHz Networks broadcasts an exclusive 24-minute interview from France 24 on Thursday, April 3rd at 9 PM ET on MHz Networks 7 in the D.C. area.
In this edition of Exclusive, Marc Perelman’s guest is Bill Gates. While he is the richest man on Earth, he is also one of the most generous.
Gates won billions by building Microsoft, but now he’s spending billions through the foundation he created with his wife, Melinda.
Tune in to MHz Networks 7 in the Washington, D.C. area on digital broadcast channel 30.1, Comcast 271, Verizon FiOS 451, Cox 470, RCN 30, Dish Network 8077 and DirecTV 56/2183.
FALLS CHURCH, VA- GAA games air on MHz Network 1 on Saturdays and Sundays in April at 5 PM ET.
The schedule includes:
04/05/14 GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 KERRY VS CAVAN
04/06/14 GAA HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 GALWAY VS CLARE
04/12/14 GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 MAYO VS MONAGHAN
04/13/14 GAA HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 DUBLIN VS CORK
04/19/14 GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 ROSCOMMON VS TYRONE
04/20/14 GAA HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 GALWAY VS WATERFORD
04/26/14 GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 DUBLIN VS MAYO
04/27/14 GAA HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 CLARE VS CORK - GRAND FINAL REMATCH
FALLS CHURCH, VA-- Global Sites: Kazakhstan airs in March nationally on MHz Worldview and locally in the D.C. area on MHz 1. The program, produced by The Washington Diplomat, highlights the culture, business, tourism and politics of Kazakhstan.
Air dates include:
Sunday, March 9th at 1 PM ET
Sunday, April 20th at 1 PM ET
Friday, April 25th at 7:30 AM ET
MHz Networks 1 in Washington, D.C. area
Sunday, April 20th at 10 AM ET
Sunday, April 27th at 10 AM ET
Brit Mystery Fans Falling for Nordic Noir
Courtesy NHK World TV
As the Third Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approaches, NHK's TOMORROW (airing on MHz Networks 2 in Washington, D.C.) brings in-depth reports on people who are overcoming challenges, finding new solutions and making progress.
New York City area viewers: MHz Worldview is still available on WNYJ 66.1 (plus area cable, satellite and telco) from 8 PM - 6 AM ET daily.
We're also available all day on WNYJ digital broadcast channels 66.2 and 66.3, or you can watch 24/7 at mhznetworks.org/MHz-worldview/live.
Several new mysteries and dramas debut in February on MHz International Mystery. Tune in nationally at 9 PM ET on MHz Worldview, or watch anywhere at www.mhznetworks.org/mhz-worldview/live.
Click below to watch the trailers to find out more about our new series!
MARIE'S MIND FOR MURDER (premieres Feb. 1)
The Brightside from MHz Networks launches February 5 nationally on MHz Worldview.
The weekly short-form piece brings viewers positive news from around the globe, as told by our global news partners.
Each Wednesday afternoon check out the latest Brightside here: http://www.mhznetworks.org/series/brightside or on MHz Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Close up, The Current Affairs Documentary from Deutsche Welle (DW), brings the Snowden Exclusive - The Interview to MHz on Saturday, February 1.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden talks about his revelations, industrial espionage and death threats. He says the public has a right to know what the government is doing in its name - "and what the government is doing against it”.
Miss an airing of MHz International Mystery on the national MHz Worldview broadcast?
You can now catch up weekly with select full episodes on our website at:
The episodes are available for a week after premiere for free.
Irish TV LIVE Christmas Special airs 4-6 PM ET Thursday, December 19th on MHz Networks 1 in the Washington, DC area and nationally on MHz Worldview.
Christmas in Ireland is a magical time and this 2 hour LIVE TV broadcast will capture the festive atmosphere in the Emerald Isle.
The LIVE broadcast will feature some of Ireland's best music, dancing and of course, Christmas cheer!
A 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - a hundred thousand welcomes- will be extended to all our viewers. Produced and distributed by IRISH TV and broadcast in English.
MHz Networks broadcasts a special event from France 24, with an exclusive interview with France President François Hollande.
The special airs 2-3 PM ET on Saturday, December 7th in the D.C. area on MHz 1 and nationally on MHz
From the Elysée palace, Roselyne Febvre (France 24), Christophe Boisbouvier (RFI) and Mohamed Kaci (TV5MONDE) will interview the French President about the French intervention in the Central African Republic, the fight against terrorist groups, the African security system, the new economic partnership between Paris and African capitals and the 2015 Paris climate summit.
MHz pre-empts regular programming on Sunday, December 8, on MHz Networks 1 in the Washington, D.C. area and nationally on MHz Worldview for a special In Focus presentation from Deutsche Welle TV: In Focus: Nelson Mandela - The Voice of Freedom. The timely special airs 11 AM-noon ET.
Most South Africans will remember Nelson Mandela with a smile. They fondly call him by his clan name "Madiba".
More than any other figure, he shaped the history of the new South Africa.
TIPPING POINT: The Amazon airs Sunday on CCTV News on MHz Networks 3 in the Washington, DC area at 7 PM.
Brazil, South America’s largest nation, is home to the world’s largest tropical rain forest.The Amazon River Basin holds 20% of the world’s freshwater and produces 20% of its oxygen. It plays a major role in stabilizing the earth’s ecosystem. But that balance is shifting. Production and profit for a fast growing economy jeopardizes the preservation of Amazonia.
TELL YOUR CABLE COMPANIES TO ADD MHz WORLDVIEW!
While we are not yet on cable in the Los Angeles area, we are working on it! Contact your local service provider to let them know you want MHz Worldview added to their programming line-up. This action really helps our efforts in securing additional distribution in your area, as it lets the companies know just how many people appreciate our content.
Contact your customer service (number should be on your cable bill) & request that MHz Worldview (KLCS 58.4) be added to your service. This is helpful language to use when making your request:
Starting November 1, MHz Networks will be making closed captioning available across all of MHz Worldview.
Due to the international nature of our content, MHz has previously been exempt from having to initiate captioning across our schedule.
While this new launch of closed captioning allows MHz to fulfill FCC requirements, some viewers may be dismayed by the new captions and existing subtitles of some programs overlaying with one another in the lower portion of your screen.
Kazakh TV will be down for scheduled maintenance from the source on Sunday, October 20th at 5 PM ET to Monday, October 21st at 7 AM ET. Due to this outage, Kazakh TV News will be a repeat broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 2 PM ET on MHz Worldview nationwide.
Orlando and Daytona Beach Area Viewers: MHz Worldview is currently off air on WDSC (Orlando/Daytona Beach) due to equipment failure at WDSC.
The WDSC technical staff is expecting replacement equipment and hope to be back on air shortly.
Beginning at 10 AM ET on Thursday, October 3, MHz Networks digital broadcast channels 30.1-30.6 will be off air due to scheduled maintenance on our WNVC broadcast tower in Falls Church.
Pending successful work completion, MHz channels should return on air by the end of the day, around 5 PM ET.
In lieu of watching via broadcast in the DC area, MHz Worldview is available via iOS and Android apps, Google TV, Roku, and online.
On Tuesday, August 20, Al Jazeera English will cease its distribution of the channel in the United States. That means it’s newscasts will no longer be available on MHz Worldview nationally or as a full time channel on MHz Networks 5 in the Washington, DC metro area. The live streaming of AJE on their website will also not be available any longer in the U.S. either. Instead, Al Jazeera will be launching a new and different channel called Al Jazeera America, which is exclusively available on American cable (not thru sources like MHz.)
NEW PROGRAMS IN PLACE OF AJE CONTENT
Nationally (MHz Worldview) and online/apps/Google TV, Roku
To bring MHz viewers the most variety in global programming experiences, various programs air times are being adjusted locally in September.
VTV programming on MHz 1 airs at its new time of 5 AM-1 PM on weekdays, and 12-7 AM and also 11 PM to Midnight on Saturday & Sundays.
Metro Chinese Network (MCN) programming on MHz 1 will air at 1-3 PM on weekdays and 7-9 AM on weekends.
The Today's Ireland programming airing on MHz 12 since March, will be available on MHz 1 on September 1. Today’s Ireland airs on weekdays at 3-6:30 PM, and 3-7 PM on Saturday and Sundays.
The phone number used to access MHz's audio stream of MHz Worldview was recently updated to
For more information about the service, click here.
The 27th Annual Pakistan Festival USA will be held August 18 at Bull Run Park in Centreville, VA.
Running from noon to 9 PM, the event features food, games, designer boutique booths, carnival rides, entertainment and more. Visit here, for more information.
Former MHz affiliate KCET discontinued the broadcast of MHz Worldview as one of our national affiliates on Monday, August 5. MHz had no role in this decision.
But, no fear...MHz Worldview is available nationally for free on our web stream at mhznetworks.org, on our Android app for mobile, our iOS apps for mobile and tablet, on Google TV and on Roku. Search for MHz Networks on any of these platforms to locate/download the apps. The national schedule of MHz Worldview on these mediums is ET. That means international mystery airs at 6 PM and 9 PM PT.
In observance of Ramadan, Arab Net News on MHz Networks 1 will be unavailable through August 7th.
Kazakh TV News airs in place of Arab Net News at 4:30 PM ET until Thursday, August 8th.
MHz 1 is available on digital broadcast channel 30.1, Comcast 271, Cox 470, RCN 30, Verizon FiOS 451, DirecTV 56 and Dish Network 8077 in the DC area.
To remain with the breaking global coverage in Egypt, MHz Networks is pre-empting its traditional national
MHz Worldview schedule and broadcasting live coverage of France 24 from 3:30-9 PM ET this evening on
MHz Worldview carriage is available here: http://www.mhznetworks.org/mhz-worldview/carriage.
The non-stop France 24 coverage is also available on MHz apps, Roku, live website stream at
www.mhznetworks.org/mhz-worldview/live and Google TV.
For our viewers in the Miami area, you may have noticed that MHz Worldview and our International
Mystery series departed the WLRN airwaves recently.
As we were told by WLRN staff, "This summer WLRN Public Television will move to an all high-definition
infrastructure. These technology upgrades will not be compatible with WLRN’s current Learn Channel
infrastructure. As a result, the WLRN Learn Channel (17.2) will cease broadcasting on July 1st, 2013
until another alternative can be identified. We apologize for any inconvenience."
MHz encourages our viewers in the DC area to take part in Fiesta Asia throughout the month of May. The Signature Celebration, the Fiesta Asia Street Fair is scheduled for May 18th at Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 6th Streets, NW. Commemorating Asian Heritage Month, Fiesta Asia also features the Fiesta Asia Street Fair in Silver Spring, Fiesta Asia Planet Family, the Fiesta Asia Film Fest, as well as Emerging Stars, AsiaMoves: Bhangra Mania!, a Fortune Cookie Writing Contest and Cultural Parade
“Best in Show!”
For the fifth year, MHz is supporting Passport DC as the official media sponsor. The month-long celebration of globally-focused events is produced by Cultural Tourism DC. Visit embassies throughout DC on May 4 with the Embassy Open House and again on May 11 with the EU Open House.
You can find a listing of all of the events throughout the month including music, theater, dance and visual arts
Discovered: Crackerjack Danish political drama "Borgen"
Stephen King called in the best show on TV; now you can watch it legally! Read more here.
Newscasts and content traditionally airing during the 7 AM and PM ET timeframe on MHz Networks 1 in the Washington, DC metro area are preempted until March 15 for the special programming event Nordic Cool TV.
Programs traditionally airing during that timeframe, such as the Al Jazeera English newscast, are available live at www.mhznetworks.org/mhz-worldview/live.
Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti: Acqua Alta (from 1/26) and Doctored Evidence (from 2/2) will re-air at the end of March due to technical issues experienced during the original airdates.
Acqua Alta will re-broadcast Saturday, March 23rd at 9 PM and 12 Mid ET.
Doctored Evidence will re-broadcast Saturday, March 30th at 9 PM and 12 Mid ET.
MHz distributes author Stephen King's favorite TV series of 2012!
Season One of the award-winning Danish political drama Borgen is now available on DVD from MHz Networks Home Entertainment.
See the article here and note the good company MHz keeps!
Bookmark this Blog Post to view 'What's On Now' and 'What's On Tonight' at any given time on MHz Worldview! (Times given are Eastern Time.)
The following is a guest post, courtesy of Jaclyn Schiff, originally posted on The George Washington University. The original post can be found here: http://www.law.gwu.edu/News/newsstories/Pages/2012_TheVoiceofAfrica.aspx
As a journalist in Liberia during his country’s civil war in 1989, Kwame Clement, J.D. '98, realized he was wearing a target. So the 29-year-old fled with his wife in July 1990 and received political asylum in the United States.
You may have noticed that a number of our videos, specifically under the Mystery & Drama program, have a price (i.e. $4.99) in their Video Title. These videos are offered on a pay-per-view, rental basis.
Immediately upon pressing play on the Video, you will be presented with an in-player paywall which will prompt you to pay to watch the specific episode. The pricing on videos varies, but it is typically for 48-hour access to the video. You will be required to register an acount during the payment process, so you may login again and resume watching, within your rental period.
Once again it's taken another "upheaval event" outside the U.S. to warrant coverage by the major U.S. news networks. By now we're all accustomed to the sight of network anchors flying in to take over a story -- usually reporting live from the scene. It says to us that this is an important event worthy of our attention. But it also points to another reality: the big U.S. news networks have little, if any, consistent presence around the world. Fly-ins are how it's done now. Although they may seem to see things differently, when it comes to reporting international news, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and Fox News are all equally blind.