How does cable work in BA? Are there various cable companies? Any recommendations? Do they generally offer various packages with different channels? How is the access to English programming?
Any info appreciated...


There are different cable companies. It is not uncommon for a Cable company to to have a lock on a neighborhood, area, or building, so you might be limited to a particular company only depending where you live.

The lineups are usually similar, but I think DirectTV may have better choices for programming in English. Check these sites for more info and lineups:

- Multicanal
- Cablevision
- Telecentro
- DirecTV

For English programming, we don't bother with our cable service. We use a Slingbox to watch our TV back in US (via the Internet), and use an AppleTV to rent movies and buy TV shows. Both connected to our HDTV.