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VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

Anime

Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

DSTV you are dropping the ball once again. Please stop irritating your shrinking base of customers. We are already tempted to cancel DSTV and go for Netflix, with what we are paying monthly. By taking away channels that we actually enjoy, you are adding to the problem upsetting your current client base and pushing us towards other alternatives. No comment on on the lack of comment and delayed feedback from DSTV. 

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Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

Dstv you have killed music and my soul with the end of VH1.

 

Without VH1 the “growing youth” will be lacking a music and life education. 

 

VH1 was my favorite channel and also would leave it on like others when I wasn’t watching. When I was watching it was fantastic especially rock hour, rock ballads, 80’s, guess the year (loved playing that with my partner or friends) and VH1 was highly amusing to watch old music videos and trends, fashion and songs you knew but never knew who sang them. 

 

In my teenage years, back in 1999 I must admit I did mostly watch MTV but there was also VH1 then too and would flick between. As an adult I’ve only been into VH1.

 

The nostalgic market must be (late 20’s to me in my 30’s to my father at 80 years old) ? what’s the growing youth - 12-26 years old? that’s under two decades!  We nostalgic market make up half a century of viewers. The under 18’s don’t even have their own DSTV accounts.. my teenage stepson doesn’t even watch music on the tv and watch music videos on their phones or YouTube streaming on TV. 

 

I’d be interested to see the statistic of VH1 vs MTV replacement. 

 

Oh well.. at least you saving us electricity now and we all getting to bed earlier as no longer have VH1 to chill to or have as a pleasing background late at night. 

 

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Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

I fully understand why people are unhappy. To re-iterate what I posted before, I have no problem with the new channel - I quote enjoy it at times but it is also much more repetitive that it needs to be. It does - at least - play some current music that are not featured on other channels. I do not, however, understand why we can not have BOTH channels.

 

Our version of MTV Music 24 is clearly a watered down more affordable version of the UK channel which have different programs as I mentioned before: chart countdowns in different genres, new release segments, themed segments, band features etc - all we are getting is a loop of mixed music with no individual programs or segments.

 

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Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

We already have plenty of channels playing modern (iffy) music, but only ONE VH1 playing really excellent "nostalgic" music. Young people; at least I can speak for my children; LOVED VH1. I've been to many dinner and braai parties where VH1 was left to play as background music and was often left to play in my house when not watching TV.

 

DSTV's choice to remove it without testing it's popularity is unwarrented and arrogant.

 

Please bring it back! Replace some other channel if you must! Smiley Mad

 

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Anime

Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

Thanks Julia, for replying after more than a month.

 

But like someone else mentioned, this is arrogance.  Music does not expire, but it seems in Multichoice eyes it do.  May be the panel deciding all teens and have no taste for rock or pop.  All the channels play one style of music, current music.  Just went to 323 again, another metal "blik" voice song playing.

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Hi Keepitreal01. We have received the following feedback regarding your query:

 

''MTV Music 24 speaks strongly to the current trends and growing youth demographic on the continent hence the decision to replace VH1 with this 24/7/365 broader market and pop music entertainment channel.

VH1 appealed to a nostalgic market whereas MTV Music 24 provides current on trend pop music and entertainment content.'' 

Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

 I am bitterly disappointed that DStv have decided to withdraw Vh1, the one and only music video channel devoted to Rock n Roll, classic rock and 60s, 70 and 80s music...who does Dstv think they are..??!! Methinks pretty much a law unto themselves..talk about ARROGANCE !!!!! Disgruntled and longtime Dstv subscriber...

Red Carpet

Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

My 1st impressions are generally favourable thus far. I have had limited time to check it out - thanks ESKOM - but I'm happy to see some new/current chart toppers finally getting some airplay. I have yet to see anything that can be considered Rock (or Alternative) though. Obviously not all the music featured is to my taste but quote a fair amount is - so for me this is better than VH1 Classics. I still believe DSTV could've given us BOTH channels though.

 

I was concerned about the lack of a proper TV Guide but it now seems as if there are no real programs - it is just non-stop videos all the time. I would have preferred different segments - maybe catering for different styles, chart countdowns in different genres, new release segments, themed segments, band features etc - all of which are present of some of the MTV Music channels abroad.

 

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Anime

Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

Really disappointed. just disappeared.  No video channel playing pop music 80's 90's and later music in that style.  All the channels and there are many playing the same RAP/R&B/metro/urban.  As said by someone, use to keep it on when not really watching anything.  Actually prefer the original VH1.  There is now nothing between 146 Afr music (too much) and metro rap. Are nobody really liking it?

Red Carpet

Re: VH1 classic being replaced on 4 March ?!

I finally have some limited connectivity for a short time - looking forward to checking out the new channel when I get back home on Sunday after which i will also add some comments.

 

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