What is it about cable TV and now satellite radio providers that makes them want to play “fruit-basket-turnover” with the channel line-ups?
They always preface the change by saying it’s to serve us better …
Better how, exactly? Isn’t life already complicated enough? Thanks to the computer age, don’t we already have to remember a dozen different passwords and pin numbers? Don’t we have to change them frequently just to protect ourselves?
On May 4th, Sirius XM plans to change the channel numbers throughout their line-up.
They don’t really say why. Only that it will make life much easier for us the subscribers and that our listening enjoyment will increase.
I dunno … when this happens with Time Warner Cable … and it happens a lot more often than it should in my humble opinion … I seldom notice any particular increase in either my viewing pleasure, or my ease in navigating the system.
Mostly what I experience is frustration.
Maybe the channel line-up on Sirius XM actually is “broke” and they really are going to “fix” it for us.
If so, they have my undying gratitude.
But, if it’s really just some sort of corporate maneuver to tweak profitability, then I’m not quite as happy.
Call my cynical … I think they are doing it for themselves and not for me.
Now, pardon me while I download the new line-up sheet and get ready to re-program all of my channel pre-sets ….
May 4th is just around the corner.