One of our most >common complaints about TV around hereis that broadcasters won’t keep a show in a consistent timeslot on their schedule, shifting programs at the first hint of a ratings tremor. So it’s worth noting that Foxtel director of television Brian Walsh says the pay TV network can see no value in that kind of audience-annoying behaviour.
Speaking on Sky Business’ Mediaweek program, Walsh lashed out at that kind of network behaviour:
The interesting difference is we regard our viewers as customers. They are paying for our services and they deserve to be treated in a respectful manner when scheduling programmes.
We’d love it even more if free-to-air networks woke up and realised that there’s new technology out there, and clearly Foxtel viewers are customers in a more literal sense, but at least this is a start.
[via TV Tonight]