I recently learned that KCS has started offering some great channels like OSN, HBO and others through their digital STBs. Just wanted to know how many people in Karachi are using this service from KCS. Also, how consistent is this service and how much does it cost? I've heard that KCS charges around Rs. 250 for their analog channels and then another Rs. 400-450 per month for digital channels.
About a month or so ago before I moved, I had Worldcall digital which cost no more than Rs. 700 for 3 months (i.e. around Rs. 200 per month) total. They did not charge extra for their digital service, but I think that's because I subscribed when they had a special offer in place. However, their channel lineup was a total flop ever since they stopped showing OSN channels back in April.
I wouldn't mind paying extra for KCS's digital service so long as they provide this service consistently rather than taking their channels off air or having to see the dreaded "No signal" message on most of the popular entertainment channels for 15-20 days every month or even indefinitely, yet still have to pay their monthly subscription fee. Would love to hear about the genuine experience that people have had with this service so far.
I spoke to the KCS supplier in my area and he informed me that I'd have to wait for 7 days as the digital STBs would become available in this time and it would cost Rs. 5,000 to get the box. If they provide a decent and consistent service, I think it's definitely worth it as from what I've heard, they have a whole range of international entertainment channels which means it's a cheaper alternative to getting a satellite dish installed.
I would like to see some mature individuals respond with their views and personal experiences as on another thread where such services were being discussed, members were not very upfront or helpful.