The purpose of this channel change was supposedly to put like channels together, although this is true in some respects I have found that generally they mucked it all up as usual. Not only are channels not together, but they are scattered all over the place worse then before.
As Satellite TV metnioned programs are cut due to fixed cable rates. Hallmark disappeared last year for most cable subscribers and Star World I think disappeard completely. The fact is that under Taiwan law cable companies cannot raise the cable rates, so that means if a channel like Hallmark raises its rates then most likely the cable companies here will just cut it. Unless either budge on the issue than the subscriber will lose.
I believe channel 5 used to be the adult channel as it was all fuzzy and at least on my TV was not a channel scanned in, meaning if I wanted to watch blurred adult movies I would have to manually enter the channel, they moved CNN to that channel and I am wondering if the cable companies have an ulterior motive doing so. As most of us have noticed we have to rescan the channels. I am wondering if they did this to lower the ratings for CNN and have an excuse to cut it eventually. CNN is listed on channel 4 in our monthly program guide, when I went there I found some other news channel. After rescanning I found it on channel 5.
Tetsuo, there is a running bar on the top of most channels that tell you which channel will be moved to the new channel. It’s all in Chinese, but it is not too difficult to follow.