Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TV Mobile is finally gone. Good riddance

After 9 years, it was finally decided that TV mobile will be discontinued. I wonder why it took them so long to figure out that this form of media will not work in Singapore

The reason is very simple. Singapore is too small. Going from one place to another on bus takes at most an hour (assuming no heavy traffic jams). Most of the time, it's about half an hour. Who will be interested in taking the bus just to watch a show on TV mobile?

Furthermore, our bus services were not that great in the first place. As consumers, we would rather want the bus companies to improve the service and frequency of the buses than to put useless stuff like the TV. Why spend effort on the optional items when the mandatory items are not even accepted?

I hope the bus services will work with LTA to figure out how to improve and attract more people to take the public transport.

On a side note, I also think that the TV shows (some idol show?) in SMRT train stations are unimportant and will soon go the way of TV Mobile. Up to now, I don't even know what "drama" are they showing.

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