Shocking is what this is.
StarSat, the former TopTV, released a statement on their Facebook Page, stating that they are discontinuing the TLC channel. The lifestyle channel, which is one of the most popular Discovery channels worldwide, boasts shows like Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress, OWN, Toddlers and Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo. The last day that the channel will be flighted on StarSat will be on 31 December 2013.
Here's the statement:
Pay television StarSat (previously TopTV) announced that the TLC lifestyle and entertainment network will be discontinued on the 31 December 2013. This is as a result of a decision by the channel’s owners to enter into an exclusivity arrangement with the competitor pay television network.
StarSat wishes to assure current and future customers of its commitment to providing world-class entertainment; and will continue bringing some of the world’s top branded channels to South African audiences.
StarSat is currently phasing in new channels for subscribers and hopes to bring the total number of channels on air to over 100 by January 1, 2014.
StarSat subscribers have seen a lot of change this year alone. Will this be the final straw? We can't deny that the network is progressively getting worse. The Chinese content, the many Indian channels and the lack of more lifestyle and sports channels are the downfall of this network. Fine Living Network has mostly old content and without TLC it's going to be very hard to keep the consumers who liked the channel.
Is it us or is it instead of more, better channels, the good channels keep getting removed from the network?