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We May Watch More Cricket on Tele Now

Postby sene » Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:58 pm

Now that India is out of the World Cup (assuming Bangladesh beat Bermuda today) I hope we will be able to watch more cricket on television for the rst of the World Cup.

I was very irritated by the frequency of advertisements coming on during the telecast shown via Starhub (when I paid over $100 for the feed I thought we were getting an adverts free telecast). It was the Indian feed we were getting with all those hyped-up ads featuring Indian cricket and Bollywood stars.

The adverts came on immediately when the last ball of the over left the bat and more than once I was left wondering how many runs they may have run for that ball until we went back to the action when the bowler was bending his arms to send the first delivery of the next over. Sometimes we even got adverts coming in the middle of the over ... if the bastman called for some medical attention or the captain decided to have a chat to the bowler.

This is commercialism going mad in my opinion and greed having no limit. Next time I will think twice before subscribing to an indian channel to watch cricket.

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Re: We May Watch More Cricket on Tele Now

Postby audiojunky » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:05 am

sene wrote:Now that India is out of the World Cup (assuming Bangladesh beat Bermuda today) I hope we will be able to watch more cricket on television for the rst of the World Cup


You wish! he!he!!
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Postby Grim Reaper » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:25 am

sene wrote:Next time I will think twice before subscribing to an indian channel to watch cricket.


Since when is Starhub an Indian Channel?

Get your facts right before making racist comments.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:29 pm

GR,

I think he means one of the "Pay extra for another channel" type of things:
telecast shown via Starhub (when I paid over $100 for the feed I thought we were getting an adverts free telecast). It was the Indian feed we were getting with all those hyped-up ads featuring Indian cricket and Bollywood stars.


I pay an additional $4/month for "Sun TV" on Channel 29 which is also an India channel being offered here. (My MiL virtually lives on the channel in her bedroom). :oops!:

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Re: We May Watch More Cricket on Tele Now

Postby Rich D » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 2:00 pm

Grim Reaper wrote:
Since when is Starhub an Indian Channel?


Since when has Starhub been a channel? Since when has merely describing something as being Indian become racist?

Grim Reaper wrote:
Get your facts right before making racist comments.


Physician heal thyself.

I shall be posting some more on the world cup under the sports section just as soon as these idiots at work realise that cricket is more important than the trifling matters they keep plaguing me with.

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Postby Grim Reaper » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 2:47 pm

If you subscribe to the broadcasting of the World Cup for cricket, you do that with Starhub, the provider.

So nothing Indian about that.

Starhub, unfortunately, holds the monopoly of being the tv cable provider in Singapore.

Nothing Indian about that as said.
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Postby huggybear » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 3:20 pm

why do you want to watch a rigged sport?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 7:28 pm

huggybear wrote:why do you want to watch a rigged sport?


I think it's time for me to go find cover from the incoming! :mrgreen:

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Postby Rich D » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:03 pm

Grim Reaper wrote:If you subscribe to the broadcasting of the World Cup for cricket, you do that with Starhub, the provider.

So nothing Indian about that.

Starhub, unfortunately, holds the monopoly of being the tv cable provider in Singapore.

Nothing Indian about that as said.


My dear boy, Starhub is the service provider to whom you pay subscriptions for various channels. For the hard of thinking some of these provide clues in their titles e.g National Geographic CHANNEL, The Disney CHANNEL. Starhub also send out promotional material asking its customers whether they wish to subscribe to this channel, that channel or the other channel. Starhub is not a channel, QED.

The channel that provides the coverage of the world cup cricket broadcasts from India. I guess that makes it, ahem, an Indian channel. Describing it thus is not racist. ](*,)

Don't worry SMS, no response on cricket rigging needed here. You can keep your tin hat in the cupboard.

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Postby Grim Reaper » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:13 pm

Rich, I didnot say Starhub was a channel, but Starhub is the tv cable provider, offering you the broadcasting of the cricket world cup. The channel you watch.

Nothing Indian about that.

And damn...

They even do the advertising...

So damn it, you can't blame the Indians...

Poor boy....

PS. the hat suits you.
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Postby micknlea » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:31 pm

Grim Reaper, you obviously have not watched the cricket or you would know that it is indeed just an Indian channel broadcast feed relayed to us through Starhub. :wink:
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Postby Rich D » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 6:40 am

Thank goodness for that. I was starting to think I'd gone potty!

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Postby Grim Reaper » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:01 pm

micknlea wrote:Grim Reaper, you obviously have not watched the cricket or you would know that it is indeed just an Indian channel broadcast feed relayed to us through Starhub. :wink:


:lol:
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