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Red Arrow

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VT4 / VIER has aired the first 27 seasons of The Simpsons from 2 February 1995 till 14 February 2018.

2BE / Q2 started airing The Simpsons on 29 September 2012, but they only air season 9 - 25. Nowadays, when season 25 is over, they start over from season 15 onwards.

Seasons 28-30 never aired here. They are also not on Netflix, Amazon Prime or on DVD.
 
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In CZ The Simpsons have been on the air without a break, but with countless reruns, since 1992/93. First on ČT for S1-S20 and then the rights carried over to Prima Cool for S21-S30. Currently we're in the middle of S30's premiere with the old episodes being aired alongside with it with roughly 4-8 slots/day total during the day.
 

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This is Al-Nasr TV Chad (TV 24) airing a quiz program without any high quality camera, as if they use Nokia’s old-fashioned cameras. Also, they have an old-fashioned studio. I think they only have one camera for this studio. When a promo for the show finished at that time, it went black, then it faded to the studio and the presenter.
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THe Simpsons initially aired on Canale 5 at the likes of 10pm (from 91 to 96), then slowly moved to Italia 1, moving to the afternoons (being treated almost like a children's show; without renouncing to the internal ad break of course!), with censorship added :(

Then of course, repeats started airing on Fox (since the launch in 2003) and now it also often airs on Fox Animation
 

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RTP never treated it as a kids show. For many years it aired in 8pm slots once a week. Initially on Canal 1 (as RTP 1 was then called) on Thursdays in primetime before moving to RTP 2 (first-runs were on RTP 1 until 1998 or something).

For many years it aired on Sundays at 8. In 2007 they aired the thirteen season in reruns on RTP 2, weekends at 1pm.
 

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In the Netherlands, it was also treated as a kids show in 1991-1992 for 3 seasons. It even got dubbed! After that, it aired on Veronica and SBS6 in English, then on Comedy Central, now on FOX.

So it seems like Flanders was one of the last places in Europe to get The Simpsons... (1995) I wonder why VTM wasn't interested in it.
 
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Over here (Poland), before Fox launched its channels "The Simpsons" has a bit complicated history.

First, they were broadcast from Wednesday, 7th November 1990 till Sunday, 14th July 1991 on GTR-3 Katowice (TVP's regional channel covering the current Śląskie voievodship; now known as TVP Katowice) as part of "Kino z satelity" (Satellite Cinema). As one can guess, the shows were broadcast from illegal recordings from satellite channels, mostly from German stations (though "Simpsons" were pirated from Sky One) with added Polish voice-over at the top.

Officialy, "The Simpsons" started broadcasting in Poland from 6th September 1994 on TVP1 (Polish Public Television's first channel) with different VO version, for obvious reasons. Each episode premiered on Tuesdays at ca. 18:00. The channel is known for being one of few broadcasters to air the show in production music (apparently that was before Fox started enforcing US broadcast order as the sole one) Unfortunately, they've only managed to air only 61 episodes (the last one aired on 28th November 1995).

After being absent for about four years in Polish TV screens "The Simpsons" returned, albeit censored on Fox Kids Poland (in yet another VO version), which aired the show in years 1999-2003. From what I read on the Internet, they had the rights for 10 seasons, but aired the episodes in a random order (and by random I mean that one day they aired a Season 01, the next day from S09, then the one from S05, etc.).

After another years of absence, "The Simpons" started airing on Canal+ (and its sisters channel Canal+ Film) starting from March 2007, replacing the long-lasting unscrambled "Diabelski młyn". They began with the first three seasons (with the same voiceover as on TVP) and then jumped in May to Season 17 and 18, to show Polish viewers what was going on in Springfield before the premiere of "Simspons Movie" in July 2007 (which unlike the series, got a prober Polish dub). The channel managed to air 23 seasons, but it stopped broadcasting it has radically changed its schedule after the Cyfra+ and N platforms fusion in 2013.

Between Septemer-November 2008 "The Simpsons" also aired on TV Puls, which at the time was co-owned by News Corporation. Unlike other channels, they've managed to dub the series into Polish, however, for some reason the dub was done in... Italy (which may have something to do with Fox's lawyers being afraid of Polish copyright law). However, this dub lasted only three seasons before News Corp. sold its shares in TV Puls to its remaining owners (which at the time included... Order of Friars Minor Conventual).
 

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Latin American cable operators are replacing Discovery Civilization with HGTV. While some people believe that the channel will be discontinued, these are still rumors.

In Portugal, the Latin American feed of Discovery Civilization was available - along with Discovery Science and Turbo - first on TV Cabo between 2005 and 2012, then on Cabovisão where it became an interim exclusive and then on MEO between 2013 and 2016 - Discovery Turbo was removed at first probably because they were using it as sports overflow, even though Eurosport doesn't operate in Latin America.
 

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Both semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest to be seen live with the semi-final where Portugal doesn't take part will air live for the first time since we won. Due to the campaign for the European Elections the news will start at 19:15 on RTP 1.
My country (Albania) actually went to the finals!
 
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