UPDATE: I am going to leave this as a page one post for a while to get more reactions and to get feedback from people that have C&W or other Panama Options. If you have C&W or Astrovision, did you lose your CBS, ABC and NBC networks?
Today is the day that the Cable Onda changes go into effect removing ABC and CBS network channels. My first impression is that it is not an improvement, but that I am getting less for my money. I have scanned today’s offerings of the replacements and I don’t like the change.
Not anything I can do other than register my complaint and keep my eyes open for other options. It looks like the number of English language channels and offerings may have been reduced. Of course, as I said, this is my first impression. More use of SAP (secondary audio programming) would help.
I think the real impact will come with the evening shows and weekend sports. I am pretty adaptable, but I like to see some shows at the same time that the rest of the world see them. That would include all sports (I prefer to see them in English) , Survivor (reality shows are only good if you don’t know the outcome), Oscars (it was on last night), Jeopardy – Watson match (already happened), etc.
Most weekly serials can be watched anytime, but some things just need to be watched at the intended broadcast time.
My first impression and my impression with a week’s experience will determine if I start looking for a Cable Onda replacement. It just may be enough to force me to go to the basic option and pay less. I may shift my time to other diversions and that will lower my payment to Cable Onda.