Amnet shuffles its cable television lineup, and some are irked

Amnet Costa Rica will be changing its cable channels Tuesday, and some expats are unhappy because Fox news or other features will be moved to a location that will require viewers to pay more.

The company still offers channels 2 to 99 as the basic cable package, but the full list of stations available goes up to Channel 908. There also are 50 channels that are just music. Some stations are high definition.

Because the switch will be made Tuesday, it appears that Fox News fans will miss the network’s reports on the U.S. congressional elections that are being held that day.

The premium news package includes Fox, BBC, CNN domestic, CNN Headline News and Bloomberg. However, sales agents for the cable provider were not taking orders Saturday. They said that the company had run out of the special converter boxes that allow televisions to receive a multitude of channels, both digital and analog.

The new lineup of television stations is available on the company’s Web site, but there is minimal pricing information. Some packages are as low as 5,000 colons or about $10 a month.

The majority of new channels added to the basic package, which cost about $28, appear to be Spanish-language stations.

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