StarSat goes German – with no English subtitles

2014-05-10 13:00
Cape Town – Sprechen sie Deutsch? StarSat went German on Wednesday for hours – with no English subtitles for subscribers who had to watch hours of German movies.

Surprised and irritated StarSat subscribers of On Digital Media's (ODM) satellite pay-TV platform on Wednesday discovered that the Star Movies 1 (StarSat 100) channel was suddenly in German. There was no English subtitles. The problem also affected the Star Movies 2 (StarSat 101) channel.

StarSat bills Star Movies 1 as its "premium movie channel showcasing blockbuster titles".

StarSat, in response to a media enquiry, says: "We are aware of this. The film is The Fugitive and we have removed this film from the schedule until the supplier provides us with the right version".

It's the latest in an ongoing list of technical broadcasting and service delivery problems afflicting the StarSat brand since China's StarTimes came onboard at the end of 2013 as the new financial backer of the Woodmead based pay-TV operator in South Africa which is in business rescue.
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