Cable TV goes ‘Bye Bye’!

The latest news on TV is that cable operators all across the country have started protest against a recent Govt. tax of Rs.25/connection by discontinuing cable services from 6pm to 12am.

My cable services provider’s showing just PTV and his own channels for the time being. The greatest suffering is to be experienced by several national and international TV channels who have lost their viewership due to present circumstances. All Pakistani channels are gone except for PTV.

Strangely enough, my operator continues the transmission of Star Plus & Sony. It did upset me as why were these two ‘special’ channels exempted from such a boycott…

7 Comments so far

  1. Saadu (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 2:55 am

    Very good. Less trash. I hope they remain shut.


  2. Bhaalu (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 3:34 am

    Who watches TV these days anyway?


  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 3:43 am

    @Saadu: my operator’s still showing only ‘trash’ with Star Plus, Sony and cheap dramas on his own channels.

    @Bhaalu: Many people do! Afterall, it shows movies, music, news & discovery.

    @ALL: Don’t you think we all should come out and boycott our cable operators for showing ‘trash’…


  4. Bhaalu (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 5:05 am

    >>>
    @Bhaalu: Many people do! Afterall, it shows movies, music, news & discovery.


  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 5:17 am

    @Bhaalu: Not everyone in this country of 162 million can afford or use a ‘6mbps’ internet connection.

    So, that leaves behind a huge under-privileged majority that watches TV. Makes sense!


  6. Saadu (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 6:37 am

    I see your argument Hasan, but looking at the situation from above, are news in PK really worth it? Are those star plus dramas any good in teaching moral values or are they there just for people to waste their time on a box that emits light?


  7. Danyal (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    Yea I noticed it yesterday. At first I thought it was some technical fault.. but then somebody told me that the cable operators were on strike..

    O well.. I guess like all other strikes this one too will not last long. Such tactics fall on government’s deaf ears. Besides.. as long as they keep showing Discovery, NatGeo and HBO..I dont mind the strike ‘cus thats all there is thats worth watching.



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