12th April 1999 H. P. Mehta @email.com
Hi friends, I had a thorough view of Sharjah Matches on TV thanks to DoorDarshan. But one thing is found that the viewers are TORTURED by DD with excess of ads. Every movement of important replays are occupied by these ads and that too repeating throughout. Many of them don't fetch meaning. I think the authority responsible for this should be made aware of the inconvenience of the Cricket Enthusiasts and this practice should be put to an end. Any comments?? co-members.. -Haresh
12th April 1999 Ryan Cardoz @pcsbom.patni.com
The advertisers are bringing the matches to your home for free ,so dont = complain ,take what you get .if you are still not satisfied ,go see the = matches in Person . Regards, Ryan
12th April 1999 Sanjeev Gupta @gulfsat.com
hello iinn mates, I am totally agreed with Mr. Mehta. But thinking on the track of doordarshan, i want to suggest that if DD want to show the advertisement during match , they can show but only HALF of TV screen . The rest half can be civered with normal match.. How is the idea.. Pl respond. sanjeev Email : email@example.com
13th April 1999 djayanta @in.ibm.com
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13th April 1999 Rajiv Chatterjee @cal.vsnl.net.in
it's becoming more of watching ads for free than the game. i'm sure none of us are interested in that. can it be expected from the people who are responsible to understand how awfully disturbing it becomes for the viewers. often the first ball of an over is missed because of prolonged and repetitive ads. not to mention of crucial replays and moments. hope good sense will soon prevail and it'll be realised that the viewers are more interested to watch the match and not the ads. regards, rajiv
13th April 1999 Harsh Javeri @iname.com
Doordarshan seems to be reinventing the game of cricket. It believes in showing 5 ball overs. So obsessed are they with their ads that on *two* occasions they didn't show a ball on which a wicket was taken. They really suck. Cricket lovers should write to DD and newspapers about this. Here is a mail sent by my friend to DD feedback. You can write to them at email@example.com Harsh Dear Sir, I am extremely disappointed at Doordashan's appalling coverage of the cricket matches in Sharjah which are currently being played. It is shameful to have such incompetent editing from a national broadcaster. In DD's obsession to cram in three advertisements in between overs, not only are comments abruptly cut off, but more shockingly, the first ball of several overs is missed. This resulted in viewers missing two wickets today. You can well imagine your viewers being short changed. If DD cannot learn from the professional coverage of Star/ESPN, then perhaps it is best not attempt it, as viewers are used to a much higher standard now than what DD can provide. Another point to bear in mind is that such poor editing not only gives an extremely negative image to DD, but, more importantly, also to the advertisers who pay large sums of money for the exposure. I for one instinctively would not at all be impressed by, leave alone purchase, products whose advertisements irritatingly compromise the very objective I have of being in front of my television set at that time. I fully understand the need for advertising and am all for it, as most of the coverage we are fortunate to see these days would not be possible without it. My only point is that it should be handled more professionally, which DD shows itself being incapable of doing. Please do not misunderstand my criticism. I would always prefer to view coverage by my country's national broadcaster and am even prepared to make concessions in accepting a somewhat inferior image quality than the satellite operators. But a gross lack of competence in editing causes not only irritation, but considerable embarrassment of the capabilities of my national broadcaster of whom I should normally be proud. I trust you will take the above criticism in the right spirit and take swift action to restore at least some credibility in your operation. Yours sincerely, J. Jehangir.
13th April 1999 Harsh Javeri @iname.com
Ryan We all are aware of the importance of the advertisers/sponsors. That should not and does not mean that they (DD) cut off the important parts of the program. If this was a stray case, it could be understood but a regular breakup of the program is unpardonable. No other channel does this. Harsh
14th April 1999 H. P. Mehta @email.com
The suggestion by Sanjeev Gupta is really good. Can anybody put it to authorities? The final is on the way and before that?