August 08, 2005

Seven TV stations gone! Replaced by nothing

Effective August 3, seven TV stations were denied renewal of their operating licenses. So, that means we should be getting seven new stations, right? If you live in Hsinchu city, then you just got two new channels in English--ABC Asian Pacific and BBC World. If you live in Hsinchu county (me), you get... nothing. Just a static message stating that those stations lost their operating licenses. Well, those world "news" stations are not worth envying anyway, unless you like watching rugby and a world weather report every ten minutes. I'd rather watch commercials.

Update: Aug. 10 - One of the missing stations was replaced by Animax. Another was replaced by a Chinese movie channel. Four channels are still empty and one channel is unaccounted for.


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