Great News! We're Taking Away Some Service! At No Extra Charge!
from the such-friendly-service... dept
What is it with cable companies to take some bit of news and try to spin it as if it’s much more positive than it really is? The latest is that Comcast apparently sent around letters to certain customers telling them they had “great news!” Apparently Comcast was “simplifying [their] channel lineup… at no additional charge.” Of course, by “simplifying,” they really meant taking away channels you might watch and putting them in a more expensive premium package. Just imagine what sort of “upgrade” people would have gotten if there had been an additional charge? Anyway, when asked to explain the “good news” that resulted in two fewer channels, Comcast explained that, because of the removal of TBS and the Discovery Channel, basic cable customers now have their channels better grouped by genre. No, seriously. The big “upgrade” is that now all your news channels are grouped together. Your music channels. Your sports channels. All together now. It seems that TBS and the Discovery Channel were mucking up all of that order and just getting in the way for channel flippers who didn’t want their flipping between SportsCenter and The Best Damn Sports Show, Period interrupted by a glimpse of Monster Garage. Great news, indeed.