The changes coming to DStv from 1 September

AfricanTech

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That doesn't look too bad

PL Football on Compact sub

Not bad at all

Edit - Cricket still needs Premium
 

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Are these improvements? Hard to tell, really...
It is indeed hard to tell. I suspect it will be the same content as now, spread over more channels in the case of sport, and less channels in the case of M-Net movies. ESPN and ESPN2 are obviously good news.
 

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Don't mind any of these changes except for bbc first. Like itv they have some quality stuff
 

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Musical channels, a never-ending game played by MC for years.

The same crappy content just spread differently over a reduced number of channels.

The interesting point is MC does NOT mention the EasyView package anywhere in those tables, and currently, 200 Blitz (HD/SD) is available to EasyView viewers? Does this mean this channel will now no longer be available to EasyView?
 
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A few mistakes with those tables, whether from source or locally, compared to what we learned already from their press releases.
Like the 139 M-Movies Zone which will actually becomes M-Movies 4, like 200 SS Blitz not just being for Access upwards as it's for EasyView as well, 236 is actually ch. 235, not sure about 214 & 215 as that's usually been for things like olympics only.

Good?
Hmmm... some streamlining welcome, but lots of shortcuts and MC are hardly ever straightforward with their public. Moving some British content onto 101 is helping, but that channel is so full and already out of balance :-/

EDIT: My own error - 235, not 135
 
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How about we get all channels on FHD.

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How about we get all channels on FHD.

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Who's to say all those channels are in SD? Also a lot of those channels are obscure local ones that aren't even recorded in HD.
 

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Who's to say all those channels are in SD? Also a lot of those channels are obscure local ones that aren't even recorded in HD.
Not recorded in FHD in 2020 - that's unlikely - even porn is all FHD in 2020.
Why should we pay for sub-standard SD junk content?
 

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How about we get all channels on FHD.

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  • 507 Telemondo - Brazil
  • 508 EVA - Brazil
  • 515 TV Record Brazil
  • 517 SIC International - Portuguese
  • 701 TV Mozambique - Portuguese
  • etc
All in SD+WS.
SD+WS is no longer good enough
I WANT FHD on all channels for my R999 per month!!!
Yep, that is why I cancelled the overpriced Indian bouquet. Crappy programming would be a little less crappy in FHD.

Now I've gone one step further and downgraded the main package right down to the R29 one just to get access to live SA news when something important is happening.

Netflix and Amazon sorts out the entertainment we need, but I would have possibly kept the Indian bouquet had it been in FHD and had they started improving the programming.
 
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