On demand Apps vs Live TV
I’ve been a loyal customer to OSN for many many year, I almost have Showtime/OSN for 17 years and more and never thought I would watch tv with it, but its been a while thinking to cancel my OSN, I simply don’t have the time to watch live tv anymore, and when I record my films and shows I still have to watch them with the decoder.
Since 2013 I’ve been paying almost 30+ KD every month and as I never had any alternatives I was more than happy to pay whatever they ask, but since last year and with the emergence of Netflix, Amazon Videos and iTunes I had more options and alternatives for my entertainment, now I can see more with a lot cheaper price.
I made up my mind and called them to downgrade, but with every operator I talk to he/she try to talk me out of it, but never caved, I simply don’t want to pay too much for live tv without utilizing it. Even OSN Play, isn’t friendly to use, you have to sign in every time you use it, there isn’t much content available and you can’t use it abroad. So OSN was over for me, and for that I request a downgrade.
But few hours later, I received a call from OSN offering me a discount rate for my package, but I don’t want to pay over the odds for something I don’t use, and with more that 20 min on the phone with the operator I got a good deal for my current package and still can downgrade it later if I feel like it.
OSN is great network, but with the new ways and app of on demand entertainment they have to rethink their strategy. They recently did change their packages and offers more options but still I think those on demand app are the future and more powerful.