Firstly, thanks to @Cya_DStv1 for going to the trouble of getting this feedback for us.
This option was part of the Advanced Options which was removed as per product's decision. One of the reasons for this...
Another of the reasons appears obvious, but @ MC - please correct me if I'm wrong.
It involves MC's usage of My Channels.
I applaud good business decisions, but not those that are too manipulative, especially if at too much cost to customers' service needs. Unfortunately this item, although started with fair intentions, would now appear to be the latter.
General knowledge suggests that MC first wanted to use My Channels to prevent people from getting confused by channels not meant for them. Good idea IMO.
Then came the new wave of economically-triggered decisions with their one-sided approach. I'm convinced this is yet another of them, and it's parallel to other manipulations - not only encourage customers to look beyond their narrow choices, but now force them to do so.
I've always said to MC that their best way to become liked again is to put customers first, but they do the opposite more and more so customers at best only tolerate them...
We heard that before, does not make sense to us or change our concerns.
The survey's results are clearly not accurate, maybe that very, very useful old function is just not widely understood. MC need to put common sense over and above any survey segment results.
For instance, if searching for movies now about half the results are African Magic etc. channels related which is about as far removed from my demographic interests (and those of most Forumites) as you can get, and which makes such searches a very, very tedious task !
And I'm sure those that are into such channels would often feel similar about also unfortunately getting the results we favour.
You truly seem to have lost the ability to think clearly MC.
BTW, if the channel group currently selected is made the default then many who aren't familiar with some of MC's strange menus would manage anyway.
This option was part of the Advanced Options which was removed as per product's decision. One of the reasons for this was lack of this feature's use when conducting customer surveys.
Yes, as mentioned, this has been brought up several times - recently again by myself as well - and there was no response or even acknowledgement from MC.
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I did mention this a few times some months ago. As with most things these days it fell on deaf ears.
That was one of the best features the explora had. What's the point of favourite channels group then
One used to be able to seach for 'New Series', 'Movies' or text search in a user-created channel group. Now the searching seems to go through the 'My DSTV Channels' or 'All Channels' (not sure which one). The consequence is that the search takes much longer as it goes through more channels. Can one set the search to a user-defined channel group?