Not much to watch on DStv

2016-09-22 06:00

DEAR MultiChoice, I think it’s perhaps time to take the “choice” out of your logo­. I’m not really sure what I’m paying R800 a month for, and it’s going up rapidly, or why really.

Unfortunately, your clever marketing strategy of not putting all the sport channels into a bouquet is, in my case, working. If I didn’t enjoy sport I would most definitely cancel my subscription forthwith. As a subscriber with an IQ of somewhere over 80, I actually enjoy good dramas, and not just the gratuitous violence in America. Nor do I enjoy endless repeats of Pawn Star, obese people, Dawg someone, Swamp fellahs, the Kardashians, Cheaters (need I go on).

I was happily surprised when channels 102, 123 and 119 actually had something worth watching. It felt like Christmas, with a bonus on top.

Now, for some months, these have followed your money-saving trend of rotating the repeats. I feel like a hamster on a wheel. Each month I go through your book hopefully (noting that the channels I like most aren’t in there) marking anything that is worth watching.

Well, as you can imagine, my book is bare.

Perhaps as a little thank you, you could bring a few British or Australian dramas back. If that’s too expensive, maybe a new Bondi Vet series, or even Village Vets would do.

Alanah Valentine

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