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TopTV's content has always been weak

2012-02-01 11:16
I took on a TopTV subscription from the beginning – the porn content thing didn't worry me as I'm sure it would have been secure and not available to minors, etc.

What did and does worry me is the promise of additional channels that have not come to light as well as the repeats and weak content.

Sure TopTV scored a hit with shows like The Walking Dead however I don't pay TopTV for the pleasure of tuning into 1 or 2 shows a week which for around the price of 1 month's subscription I could probably buy the Walking Dead series and watch it myself. 

TopTV had the perfect opportunity to secure audiences not really catered for elsewhere with potential channels like the SciFi channel, one of the various Horror Movie channels, one of the various Comedy channels.

Sport is problematic because of rights already secured by DStv and sport rights are probably expensive to new, fledgling, entities like TopTV  – that is understood.

I love cage fighting but to watch it 3 or 4 times a week during prime viewing time when the fights are 5 or 6 years old and are repeated ad infinitum kind of gets tedious.
Older content that can't be very expensive at all – series like the Avengers, Rich Man Poor Man, the old South African show – The Villagers; would have secured TopTV a strong viewership as opposed to what is being dished up and repeated sometimes as much as twice a day or across channels. 

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TopTV subscriber David Pope feels the pay TV operator has been dishing up stale content and too many repeats, and the one or two good shows a week aren't worth his subscription fee.
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