- Nov 11, 2009
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What I'd like to see is sport being displayed on both Startimes and DSTV.
It will be a really khak day if I (for example) have to get DSTV for my F1 and Startimes for my cricket
^ This. I'm all for competition, cheaper, etc. but it has to make sense. I only watch football (EPL, CL) so I don't want to have to keep Dstv to watch the EPL and then have to get StarSat to watch the CL. That's just stupid.
It is probably a monopoly, but the quality is good. I would rather pay extra than having StarSat getting the rights to broadcast certain sports and then not broadcast them at all or then have really crappy coverage with the broadcast suspended halfway through the match as it is time for news or something. I do remember this happening on SABC. At the critical point of the Cricket ODI, it is time for the soapie and goodbye cricket.
All for competition, but I do like to have my cake and lick it.
StarTimes is ready to work with the South African people and government to change this situation and create a digital TV market that is fair, competitive, and healthy, Xinxing said.
But that's mainly because advertising revenues are very limited in Multichoice's main markets,
Or is this sour grapes because they cannot get their own way? How can we take you seriously, dude!
He means that the vast bulk of the advertising content that DSTV carries is actually for DSTV. Which doesn't raise much in revenue and is mostly received by people who have DSTV anyway.Explaino pleaso me no understando.
Not yet.The guy's name also sounds a lot like Ka-chingKa-ching, he's upset that MonoChoice is coining it and he is not.
I hope competition is on the cards and that this is for real. We need this urgently as sport for DSTV is all about money and ensuring their monopoly.
Actually SABC carries all home games of SA cricket on a national level and they always get coverage of the WC.He means that the vast bulk of the advertising content that DSTV carries is actually for DSTV. Which doesn't raise much in revenue and is mostly received by people who have DSTV anyway.
SABC3 always used to carry Proteas games which, AFAICS, is one reason that cricket has become more popular among the black population.
It's stopped doing so now and one wonders why.
I agree 100%. Supersport's coverage is amazing. I mean they even started covering sport NFL and NBA. The last thing I want is to watch cricket on Star Times and Soccer on DSTV.No you don't. Maybe for people who don't want sport competetion is fine but i really don't want to have 2 or 3 network to watch cricket, f1, soccer, rugby, tennis etc.
DSTV is not expensive if you are into sport, if you are not into sport don't cry and just ignore dstv but costs i would image billions for supersport to show all the sport they, they are the biggest single sport network on the planet, there isn't another network that shows as much sport as dstv does. Supersport cover redbull cliff diving FFS.
I don't care what anyone says but for people who love multiple sporting events, dstv is not expensive. 700 rand is nothing considering the sport they cover. I can spend that over the course of a weekend, if the lads decide to go to a strip club that money in gone is one night.
So no we hope no sporting competition comes along because we will end up paying more for sport. DSTV for the average person who doesn't want sport i agree with you but i only pay for dstv to watch sport, i don't want anything but sport and boy does that entertain me, i cannot buy that sort of entertainment for 700 in a month. 8-15 hours a week