I recently found out that my current cable TV provider - Vodafone - will stop providing CNNI on my current “TV cable package”, starting 3 November.
They have 2 “TV packages”, the basic with 100 TV channels, and a “TV plus package”. On the last one by paying extra 7.5€ you acquire other 30 channels (only if you could choose the other 30 channels).
According from some comments I read online, CNNI will be replaced by CARTOON NETWORK. It seems the main reason to this change is because CNNI lost lots of viewers and Cartoon Network as win more. And I guess with this change CNNI will lose even more viewers, because I don’t see people paying extra money because of 1 channel, especially in the recession period Portugal is facing now.
I wrote an email complaining, and even asked if CNNI TV ratings are so bad comparing to other international TV channels like France 24 (English & French), BBC News, SKY News, Aljazeera, etc., so they would sacrifice CNNI instead of any other news channel.
I’m one of those persons who can’t pay extra 7.5€ since my budget is already limited.
And even if I could pay the extra money, paying for extra channels when, probably of the 100 TV channels I have, I only watch 20 or so, it would be senseless.
So I guess no more CNNI for me starting 3 November, I will be joining those here who are only able to catch CNNI now and then on the Internet and watch some of the reports at CNN.COM.
I discovered this by chance while searching on the net, wish gives me the certainty that many clients, from my Cable TV provider, still have no clue about it.