DSTV has announced its annual price increase for a range of bouquets they offer as of 1 April 2015. This announcement was received negatively by some of its subscribers. In disapproval of the price hikes, a campaign called “Quit the repeats or we're quitting you!” was launched on Change.org to challenge DSTV to stop repeating its content.
What we're sick to death of is the fact that we're paying this money for repetition. And, even then, not good repetition.— Andrea Slater on Change.org.
702/CapeTalk presenter Redi Tlhabi shared her displeasure in watching repeated content on DSTV, a topic that many listeners related to. Most of the callers were not happy with the repetition, however, there were those who were happy paying for the variety of channels rather than watching the SABC which still repeats dramas from the 80s (Mopheme and Bophelo ke Semphekgo).
Here are some of the opinions on the topic from Twitter:
@RediTlhabi not at all,a complete rip off. National geography is my favourite channel bu I stopped watching lately becaz of too many repeats— Pfunzoo (@DDT_PM) March 18, 2015
@RediTlhabi nope, I'm unsubscribing. It costs way too much for someone only interested in 20% of their content.— Katlego (@KattMagz) March 18, 2015
@RediTlhabi i really wish i could pick which channels i want. at the moment im hating DSTV and their movies repeat.— Shiwe Mogapi (@Shizzness) March 18, 2015
@RediTlhabi you pay an arm and a leg to watch one or two channels a day— Harold Memela (@HaroldMemela) March 18, 2015
Listen to Redi's chat with the listeners about DSTV's repeated content: