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TopTV needs more sport

2012-08-17 14:23
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Channel24 reader Lucky says:

My concern is that, Top TV is not implementing what most customers wants. Their competitor has gained more subscribers from sports channels, especially soccer.

They must buy soccer rights from Europe, ie Spain, Italy or England. There were Olympics recently and they didn’t use that opportunity to fish more subscribers. What about wrestling and other interesting sporting codes? All they do is to show us old soccer materials, useless Rugby and MLS on SETANTA AFRICA.

Our local soccer is monopolised by Irvin Khoza and company and that does not mean they can’' get the rights to televise local soccer. Now the NFD is fighting with the PSL, it means that there is an opportunity to grab something out of that, BE PRO-ACTIVE and WISE people.

I'm watching the space for the next couple of weeks if nothing better, I will jump to the OPPOSITION.

Phokatsela Morare says:

I am a  subscriber of Top TV. Top TV's initial target market was women, especially single women as they are in a position to make decisions regarding home entertainment independent of men. Men love sport so DSTV is their choice. What Top TV fails to understand and appreciate is that those single women are becoming more "involved" in sport as they are raising boy children.

They have to attend soccer, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey, athletics games, etc. Single women are not making decisions only for themselves. Their boyfriends, fathers and brothers are also factors. Visits are likely to be postponed or cancelled due to "important" sporting events.

What Top TV should provide is competition for DSTV. The only sporting codes that DSTV has an advantage on are PSL games and SA Rugby. European football, Golf, Cricket, Tennis, Athletics can be broadcast. This type of competition will see DSTV lose a lot of subscribers especially with the options that Top TV have for subscribers and the recent prepaid option. Top TV is in the right direction. I am happy to be subscriber.

Owen Mafukele says:

I would wish to applaud Top tv's innovative and strategic planning to aid lure new customers. However, it will be very suicidal only if they are chasing after inflated market figures than improving their content base. The advent of top tv was surely associated with the breath of fresh air in the tv industry, which has since been dominated by their competitor multichoice.

SABC has shown that they can't compete as they always repeat and shuffle programmes. Top tv must at least utilise the chance of the void left by the public broadcaster's ineptitude.

Matsi Makoro says:

I'd subscribe to top tv any time given they put in sports channels, most subscribers for dstv are just in it for the sports action.

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