28. April 2004
Some multilingual fun this afternoon: a leisurely
cruise through the channels of our tv here. There are twenty eight different ones,
an international mix of programs.
start: Italy. RaiUno and RaiDue. RaiUno has a detective series playing, "Commissario
Rex" - which is from Germany. On RaiDue, a game show with many euros to win.
Then France: TF1. Advertising there: Toyota, Lindt, Okay, La Moussaka, Brilliance
de Schwarzkopf and Intuition de Wilkinson. So much for non-French words. Oh here
is a French one: Le chat.
over the border, to Germany: ZDF is broadcasting football. Ah le cliché.
Sat1 with a people magazine, RTL with news, ARD with a German series that plays
in a hospital. RTL2 with BigBrother, Eurosport with football - a French match,
Paris vs. Nantes. Click click.. this match is also playing in TF1 when there are
no commercials on.
Spain: Canal4, a shopping channel. Tre with a magazine about health. 1tve with
a Spanish series that plays in.. a hospital. 2tve with Digimon comics. Spanish
advertising: Sanitas, and after it: Black&Decker, a German company.
here is England: fist a shopping channel that sells holidays at the moment. Tenerife,
Aguamar Appartments. Next to it: BBC world, CNN, and a little Netherlands: BVN
TV with the news in Dutch.
end of the programs comes with music, VIVA and MTV, Britney backstage and Eminem
More of it at dinner time in the restaurant, where the main dishes have signs
in 5 languages plus a little painting for the rest of the world.
Part 11: Places of Palma