Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Astro On-Demand?? NOT!
The person responsible for coming up with the name On-Demand ought to be sacked. The superiors above the person responsible ought to be sacked as well. Because, and I assume all are graduates here, apparently nobody at Astro understand what "On Demand" is. The channel 931 onwards are supposed to broadcast at the same time the series is being released in HK. Well, its On-Demand, provided you demand it at the advertised time only!
On-Demand is NOT A NEW THING. If you had stayed in some hotels over the past few years, you can access Video On-Demand as some places. It really means I come back at 11pm, take a bath and order the movie I want, and it starts to play from the beginning within 3 minutes - that is on demand.
I wouldn't want to make a big fuss about it but the amount of advertorial in papers and through out all Astro channels kinda grinds on me nerves. Please rename the channel/concept, call it Astro Simulcast or Astro LiveLink, even these two suggestions off the top of my head are a lot better than a lie. On-Demand is a lie... its like TGV calling their movie theaters On-Demand movie theaters: yes, its on-demand provided you want to watch at 6.45pm, 9.00pm or 10.45pm??!!