How important is local content to you?

How important is local content to you?

  • It's important

    Votes: 28 5.9%
  • It's not something I seek out

    Votes: 174 36.4%
  • I don't care where the content comes from as long as it's good

    Votes: 254 53.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 22 4.6%

  • Total voters
    478

bwana

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With Multichoice now focusing on "hyper-local" entertainment in a bid to compete with online streaming services. How important is local content to you? Is local lekker or are you more of a global content connoisseur?
 

sand_man

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The only local content that interests me is domestic sport. The rest is just cringe worthy...

Not to say there haven't been a number of outstanding local productions, just not enough to sustain a channel.
 

SauRoNZA

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I never look at where something comes from before I start watching it.

Generally the reason I don’t watch local content is because it’s quite clearly rubbish in most cases and therefore I don’t watch it.
 

backstreetboy

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Enjoyed some great local stuff over the years like Going Nowhere Slowly, Late night news with Loyiso Gola, Last say on Sunday, Vetkoekpaleis, Huisgenoot etc. but this will not save them at all. The ship has sailed.
 

R13...

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The only local content that interests me is domestic sport. The rest is just cringe worthy...

Not to say there haven't been a number of outstanding local productions, just not enough to sustain a channel.
Yet, the best watched channels on DSTv are the local content ones.
 

SauRoNZA

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Well, sometimes I check on Netflix, I don't always want to read a movie or series, I sometimes just want to watch and listen.

Well there I can agree I don’t always have the energy for subtitles but it still has little to do with where it comes from and more to do with being non-English.

Have been enjoying a little of Middle Eastern content on Apple TV+ lately.
 

Aquila ka Hecate

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Apr 22, 2010
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Honestly? I'm one of those bigots who avoid local content like the plague.
When I had Showmax, the proliferation of local stuff just pissed me off.
 
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