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Are there any satellite TV services that offer ESAT as part of their programming package?

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At this time, there are no satellite TV services that offer ESAT, or Ethiopian Satellite Television, as part of their programming packages. As the ESAT website states, ESAT is available in the United States on certain cable TV companies in limited markets.

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Ethiopian Satellite Television, or ESAT, is the first independent Ethiopian satellite service providing balanced and accurate news coverage as well as information, entertainment, sports and cultural programming in Ethiopia. Although no satellite television services provide ESAT as part of their programming, ESAT news and videos can be accessed on video websites such as YouTube and World News.

Certain cable channels within specific cities in the United States broadcast ESAT.

The schedule for ESAT programming in the United States is as follows:

  • Available in Boston, Massachusetts on Comcast channel 3 and RCA channel every Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Available in Cambridge, Massachusetts on cable channel 22 every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Available in Somerville, Massachusetts on cable channel 3 every Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Available in Malden, Massachusetts on cable channel 3 every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon.
  • Available in Washington, D.C. on cable channel 10 and 95 every Wednesday and Thursday.

More states are to be confirmed soon, as of February 2015. Specific times and upcoming channels can be found on the ESAT website.

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