Friday, May 04, 2007

Advertising Rant

Sitting at home not being able to do a helluva lot I've been watching an inordinate amount of TV, in particular MNet which is a satellite TV station for which I pay an exorbitant amount of money each month. The way that I thought this was meant to work is that if I choose to watch the content on one of the SABC channels for which I pay almost nothing to receive I have to put up with advertising which is where the SABC makes their money. This seems like a reasonable deal to me but if I am paying for the content surely I shouldn't have to put up with advertising since MNet should derive its income from the subscriptions. In fact, since time is money or so I am told, MNet should pay me for my time that they waste with the advertising that I am forced to endure. In fact in the old days, one of the stated benefits of MNet was that one could watch without the annoying advertising interruptions.
Not going to happen I know but I had to let it out. Somehow it doesn't seem right that I am paying MNet for the pleasure of watching seemingly endless advertising.

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