I can’t watch Liverpool vs Chelsea right now because G-Sport 1, the channel on Parabole Maurice which was supposed to show this match,Â has stopped broadcasting becauseÂ Gateway Broadcast Services, the company behind that channel, has been put in liquidation since yesterday presumably because of “theÂ current financial and global crisis.”
Of course, Parabole Maurice Â has forgottenÂ to announce this to its paying customers.
I hope that they fiind a solution to this or else bye-bye…
:p customers, fone fone fone fone and get em pissed off
bye-bye? If you choose canal sat, you won’t get a single FA/league cup match!! and you are complaining about missing ONE match.
btw, liverpool just won 2-0… but are still where they ‘should’ be. :D
Well, the problem is somewhat worse…
GTV holds 80% of FA Premier League rights over Africa, including all top matches… with DSTV holding the other 20%…
That’s why Supersport International had just two live games per week…
Hopefully, DSTV will buy the rights from ex-GTV, and according to the head of Supersport International, they will make an announcement this coming week…
Well, this is not an excuse for Parabole Maurice, since they could have negociated with CanalSat Maurice for the matches since they are the same company back in France since TPS and CanalSat merged…
This weekend I managed the best I could with laggy matches on TV Ants, Sopcast, and Justin.Tv. … But just as you said, if Parabole Maurice cannot propose a solution by middle of the week, I’m off to CanalSat… or maybe to a 1 Mega ADSL to have better bandwidth on TV Ants or the others…
Well, I hope for the sake of their receptionist that they can give me a proper explanation of the situation when I call them tomorrow… :P
P.S. When the number of channels on Parabole Maurice increased, they increased their monthly fee… Now that GTV and Fun TV is gone… and with TPS Foot just being rubbish with old delayed matches… Why does the price not go down as well??? Akoz petrol cher??? LOL.
BBC iPlayer is your alternative. Oh, use a proxy. Have fun :)
I’ve called Parabole Maurice today and the lady there told me (verbatim):
Let’s wait and see.
Canal plus too did not broadcast liv vs chel yesterday, maybe because france was playing handball against denmark. its strange to have not duffused it because they have talked about this match a lot on onze d’europe. for ur info canal broadcast some fa cup/league cup. Not any!
omg that really made me sick specially when I barely watch Parabole except for football. Come Saturday, No Man U – Everton for me…grumble grumble, fortunately good old mbc is there (image is crappy but present). Later GSports 1 worked well….until the start of the Liverpool – Chelsea match…………no mbc this time!!!
Are there really *technical issues* and are these only coincidences or have they NOT bought the necessary rights for the matches?
Afaik, Sport+ did broadcast the match live on CanalSat…
Patrick Ng says
When everything else fails, you can always try http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/. A player needs to be installed first (at your own risk :-) I don’t think the player is available for the Mac platform though.
Back to the game, as you know now, Liverpool had to wait until the last couple minutes to win the game even if Lampard was sent off way earlier in the game. I am a Liverpool fan, but I must say that Lampard did not deserve a red card. If anything, Alonso should have been the one receiving the red card. That’s the way I see it.
the issue wasnt technical… its due to the financial crysis. maybe the customer care should get themselve more reliable sources of info.. :)
*this issue was announced on the radio in the morning.*
What do you mean?
Are we going to have the Liverpool match this week-end or not?
I called there once more yesterday. I talked to a guy who confirmed that
(i) G-Sport 1 is history (unlike what the girl said two days before…),
(ii) Parabole Maurice is trying to negotiate an alternative channel (with whom?) and this will take at least two weeks… so don’t count on live football this week-end
(iii) I’ll be getting my subscription for March for free because of the disruption
So let’s wait and see (for now…)
ya u r rigt canal sat didnt broadcast liv v chelski on the canal channels but it did on sport + which means that still it managed to give da match, unlike parabullshit
License to broadcast the Premier League live to the African markets previously controlled by GTV has been acquired by SuperSport.
Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/7869734.stm
So here’s the news…
Supersport bought the Premier League rights…
The problem now is that the soccer will be broadcasted on Supersport 7 over africa…
Another problem is, if Parabole decides to swap Supersport 3 for Supersport 7, we will no longer have the choice between two 3 O’clock matches on Saturdays – and other overlapping matches on Sundays – (as it were when we had both Supersport 3 & Gsport1)… Hope you’re getting the point :P
What I mean is what Parabole Maurice should definitely do to still have some value in my eyes at least, is to swap Gsport 1 for Supersport 7 as fast as possible… So that we could have the same choice of premier league matches as before… :)
And I don’t care how much it costs them, because when Parabole Maurice add channels, they make us pay more… When channels disappear (Fun TV, GSport1), they seem to forget the price!
And yeah, since their receptionist don’t seem to have an adequate answer when asking her about the situation on the phone… I sent them a mail some time ago, and no f*cking response from them…
Such a b*tchy customer care!
Maybe they should have a look at this blog post… I’ve already found the solution for them… THE BLOODY FOOLS!
P.S. Bear with me, it’s an exploited programmer’s stress! lol…
fed up says
am also just like you all here…but i had my subscription in december and as it was well mentionned you can only terminate it on a annual basis…..so i can put an end in december 2009…but with these recent developments am forced to end my contract…….any one here in the same situation…willing ot cancel his contract before hand?????????/ if you have any idea please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well , free football streaming is available on the internet !!!
it’s funny because most people who go for satellite are football fans… and now no footy… lol… was planning to get a satellite subscription… non merci!
I guess we’ll have lots of matches on SuperSport 3 this week-end then :-)
Thanks Â¥@$# for the solution. I hope the Parabole Maurice guys read my blog from time to time :-)
Ashvin: This is only temporary. Football is still the driving force behind satellite subscriptions in Mauritius. Parabole will have to find a solution… or else everyone will move to Canal Sat.
Luckily i have both canalsat & parabole maurice and i have been able to watch the match on canalsat
I called the customer service of parabole today and they told me that another company has bought GTV and they are currently negotiating to get the broadcast right’s again :)
Parabole seems to have added a new channel called ” EVENTS ” to broadcast live matches :D
This channel will take on matches from Supersports who just bagged the rights for the remaining matches of the year
The channel Events is wonderful… The match programmed is not showing… and instead… recommends us to watch the rÃ©sumÃ© on Infosport!
Parabole Maurice is really losing all its credits…
I watched Portsmouth – Liverpool last night on SuperSport 3 (which really was broadcasting SuperSport 7.) What match was that?
Man City – Middlesborough – lunch time kick off
and another 3 O’Clock kick off… I forgot the fixture :S
No FA CUP on parabole…….!!!!
Not even on Supersport 3???
we are having supersport 3 of Nigeria thats why No fa cup football…supersport3 of south africa give all z matches LIVE..
Thought we were having Supersport – Rest of Africa… :s
we should make a group n go n protest to main office of parabole to end our contracts with immediate effect…no annual basis shit….coz as we all said we r with parabole coz of foot and if no foot they dont respect their offered contract and we should do the same,,,,, we should not accept this coz we have no guarantee they wont do it again,…i hope they will broadcast the mau utd/derby fa cup match….if not i i will fight to end my contract immediately….
Fed up says
HI….WE REALLY NEED TO GET VALUE FOR MONEY…IF YOU R ABOUT TO FORM A GROUP TO FIGHT OUR RIGTHS PLEASE PUBLISH ON THIS BLOG….AM THE FIRST TO JOIN…….WILL WAIT FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND NEXT WEEK TO TAKE A DECISION……I’LL END MY CONTRACT BEFORE THE 1 YR ….JUST GIVING PARABOLE SOME FEW DAYS MORE……….
the fa cup matches are not broadcasted on canal sat also. why that? can anyone answer?
is the man.utd vs fulham match live on parabole? i’ve seen in the newspaper it is NOT live on canal sat
First concerning FA Cup:
– on Parabole: Supersport did not buy the FA Cup rights for Africa back from collapsed GTV… So no FA Cup on Supersport…
– on CanalSat: No FA Cup since France 4 bought all the rights for France… and France 4 is not broadcasted on CanalSat or Parabole either.
Second, concening Man Utd v/s Fulham:
It’s being broadcasted live on Supersport 7 for Africa… So hopefully, parabole would switch Supersport 3 back to Supersport 7 when the time comes like it has been done last week. Well, at least I’m counting on that.
man this is their last chance ..if not match today am ending my contract!!!!!!
am fed up…with parabole maurice.Very poor customer service and even not a single message that G-Sport 1 will not broadcast.
Hi guys.Am a parabole subscriber & its been horrible cos I still dont know what parabole maurice is doing about broadcasting Live Premier leage matches.By the way can anyone please tell me if the mid-week match between ManUtd & Fulham was being broadcasted live or not?Unfortunately I was working night shift that day & dont have any idea whether it’s been broadcasted live.Thanx mate!!!!
i think…even the staff of parabole maurice do not not what will happen next..
That’s what I think too.
No matter how you look at this issue, the fact is that in the rest of the world, TPS and Canal Sat have merged. Maybe it’s time for the owners of Parabole Maurice and CanalSat Maurice to realise that it’s time for them to stop acting like spoilt kids and finally merge!
Fed UP says
hi…..does any1 who which matches would be broadcasted tonite and tomorrow??????
Personally, I don’t know anything :-)
Were there any football matches on Parabole yesterday? I wasn’t at home…
I hope I’ll manage to watch Liverpool – Manchester City today at 20:00 but I am not too confident.
Fed UP says
hi….we had Aresnal Sunderland….we just has a msg…..tonite we shall ne having fulham west brom…..useles…….the hate for parabole is gaining much of momentum……i really think parabole will be using most of its subscribers…but the main question….Quit PARABOLE for WAT???? Canal is also not value for money…..i really think that we r nt given of due respect as for the price we r paying……
Sh*t! And they won’t answer the phone until Tuesday!
Liverpool – City is being broadcasted on CanalSat deferred by 30 mins… WTF?!
Parabole mone arrete check so programmation mem, mo koner ine mari tard sa… Ene chance mo ena CanalSat aussi… Mais… as Fed UP said…. CanalSat is very far from value for money…
on canal its not good either. we’re having the liverpool match en differer.
Only Fulham V/s west brom is available on parabole
Full supersport schedules
Still no football on Parabole… No Liverpool-Man City.. Was waiting to watch this match!!… hv 2 watch it on eurosport.uk… Wat is Parabole doing???? any negociation??? Hope to hv a solution very soon… or else hv 2 quit parabole.. on canalsat they hv nearly all the premier league matches!!
I had to go and watch Liverpool drawing with Man City at my parents’ place (they are CanalSat subscribers) but the match was delayed by 1:30. I guess we’ll have to call Parabole on Tuesday to ask them to explain what’s going on.
will the champions league matches be broadcasted on supersport??
Call them and you’ll know…
wat d fuck goin on wid parabole maurice man???!! dis company sucks, its fuckin goin down!! no champions league matches on they r robbin olur money!!
It’s not that bad :-)
According to the SuperSport 3 website, Real Madrid vs Liverpool will be broadcasted as from 00:30 (UTC+5.)
4ne em 2da!! guy said wait until saturday, probably fings will b sorted!! if not he told me 2 cancel ma contract wid em!! wat a complete twat, his boss would av sackd him if he ad heard him sayin dat 2 a customer!! n i did ask for a refund for dis month n he said he wont giv me a refund!! i fik i’ll kip pissin em off!!
Is it really quicker to write SMS talk than plain (old-fashioned) English? :-)
fed up says
hey parabole is just doing their best to minise their loss…….i think they will provide the minimum of english football matches possible….neither this will cost they much nor customers can end their contract before hand, just for the mere reason that we are being provided with FA football…they never said they will give all matches neither had a quota on the matches per week……but no matter wat their reasons will be, if am not given a satisfactory explanation or compensation, i’ll end up immediately
HI guys, parabole sucks..im getting mad…no premiershio on it at all..waht about the facup.????no game either!they are exploiting us!!!
are there many parabole subscribers here???why dont we make a petition against them?
you think ICP can help us??
i also have canalsat..so many games en differe!!im fed up.i want to cancel my parabole subscription..its better i use the bucks to watch soccer online, especially the games that canalsat don’t give..lets do something about it.!!!they dont care!!all the games are on dstv, on S7, n i think its aroun 1600!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
n you have the buy the decoder, the cheapest i think is 4000
in south africa, the cheapest dstv decoder is at 120o rupees
they exploit us..im not richhhhhh..help
lol plain english sucks dude!! fuck english man, fik bizn koz creole m!!:) mo pnC ggne droit cancel contrat apres 12 mois!! mwa mone fini fr 4 ans mo ek zot!! about time pou cancel nw!!:/
is there any1 who managed to cancel their subscription before time and did not have to pay anything????please inform me.thanks…
i am paying their useless subscription for nothing!!!thats true, when they add channels, you pay more, when they cut, they dont replace…
I remember that was the case too when they cut sport+ 3 years back!
Parabole Maurice has secured the rights for all the Premier League matches now. We now have both Supersport 3 and Supersport 7.
So it’s only now that Parabole Maurice finally managed to negociate for Supersport 7 (channel 76)…. So it took them 3 weeks more to figure out a solution that was already posted in this thread!
The bloody fools!
i fik if u’vr been wid em for more than 12 months u r allowed 2 cancel ur contract koz after that period of time u didnt sign any sort of contract that gonna kip u wid em 4eva!! im sure u free 2 cancel it at anytime!! i 4ne em, n the guy told me if u r nat happy jus cancel it!! do we get all the matches on dstv?? all supersports??
Yep. I’ve noticed that. I will monitor the situation over some days before I show too much enthusiasm :-)
yes we USED to get ALL GAMES on dstv, and all the supersports before gsports came to mauritius.since then, in mauritius, u have all the supersports, but not the saem programme as in SA. even after gsports disappeared, the programmes r still different.for eg, today, VILLA AGAINT STOKE was nowhere , not even on the local dstv..
BTW, i checked, parabole added S7, but i think we got fooled, koz if you go on dstv.com or supersport.co.za, you’ll see that nowehere its mentioned that ON TUESDAY N WEDNESDAY, there’s any game on S7!!!…I dont even see the listings for this week’s facup..if any1 got any news abt it, please inform me!thanks…
and finally, whats this thing ABT NEGOCIATING:(pfff…parabole is the sole company to sell dstv in the indian ocean, why did it have to ‘negociate’…pff
they just needed to be put under pressure….
another point, we wont be having a CHOICE of matches as mentioned above, because according to dstv, S7 is used to support the overload of matches….its not really a dedicated channel on its own..so who cares about mauritius?:(pffffffffffffffffff
please check n confirm too the schedules from dstv n supersport!!
Aston Villa – Stoke was shown on SS7 but according to the programme guide there should have been an Italian match at that time. I wonder why there is such a discrepancy.
Dear Soccer fans ,
well first off all i have read this blog and can say that there are a lot of things that are not true in this blog , for eg a dstv decoder does not cost 4000 rs here in maurtius it costs
rs 1590 .
Secondly there are matches on ss7 that are played and you can find the
programing on the super sports site = http://www.supersportafrica.com.
Another thing even if parabole is the sole company to sell dstv , the content that is on dstv does not belong to parabole that is why we have to negociate .
Another thing to negotiate a channel takes time and we cant just buy a channel and only know what it will play in a few months , we have to see what they will be giving for the next ten years .
a whole load of things must be taken into account .Had parabole known that gsports were going to put the key under the door matt parabole would have taken steps to replace the channel asap and negotiation would have taken place way before gsprts stopped transmitting .
I gather, d, that you work for Parabole Maurice.
Yes, it’s tough to anticipate what will happen in the future but keeping customers should be the #1 target of any business :-) For instance, there is one thing on CanalSat which does not exist on Parabole and which I would like to have is to be able to select the language in which a film is shown…
Yup thats something that we would like to have as well ,it forms part of our project amongst many that will be seeing the light this year ;)
P.s i dont work for parabole
you work for parabole? can any1 else help?
i saw that the liverpool game will be on superport 7 tonight…
will s7 give the mancehster united game tomorrow and the facup this week?
btw D, u have the details of the different packages of dstv?
Hi Mehdi ,
well do you have parabole ?
well here how it is
i had parabole for 3 years and removed it at the beginning of 2008 to put canalsat..
3 months ago, i put parabole again because canalsat gives so many games late, and i now have both!
however, i had opted for family mix..which had gsports
parabole changed my subscription to FAmily, WHEN GSPORTS disappeared and told me they would change it when the have football.on my contract its FAMILY MIX
so thats why im keeping track of what happens.if its confirmed all the games are back, ill tell them to upgrade my subscription
can any plz keep me up to date?i can see today that the liverpool game is on through the guide, but no news for tomorrow
if the games there tomorrow too, ill upgrade it
fed up says
yh we r getting united football tomorrow……this forum is becoming gr8…..since we r having our own parabole consultant here…….thx avinah for setting it up……i heard that parabole is also moving to HD……in the coming months…….hopefully we will benefit from some more advantages and so new features…………………..but this is parabole n after all its managed by Mauritians……so we all know how WE are…i say well….WE…….always trying tou ‘trianger’………..
I called parabole the other day to ask them to change my subscription after there was an error and they gave me parabole family.And guess what?before i tell them my name, that stupid mannerless lady told me i have only parabole family and thats what in the contract!!!
the contract was infront of me, and it was written parabole mix..im sure there’s a parabole spy who visits this site.btw i dont care, koz i have already complained abt parabole in a mail to radioplus and the next day, radioplus talked abt fans complaining..im wondering if its because of me…
BTW, can any2 please tell me if we are getting the facup???/
pff, i woke up to check the tv schedule.pff…no facup..i can see a league game today, but no facup????this is annoying, because the facup is being broadcast on no channel in mauriitius!
as far as i remember, i think last week in WEEKEND or 5-plus, it was written, they had found an agreement with S7 with prem league and facup??was it??
pff..im getting mad…
hey you parabole spy , try sort this out u liar.:)
if any1 knows if we are getting the facup today, please reply…
wrong typinig..oops any2 means any1…its my anger
champions league liverpool / real madrid will not be broadcast on parabole maurice , its a great lost for the parabole maurice subcribers
parabole has just introduced HD football matches on supersport3..but they don’t want to give the HD decoder to existing customers..only new subcribers will get the hd decoder..existing customers will only benefit from hd in january 2010..that’s unjust…..
That’s crap, if it’s true.
it’s true..i called them personally..i am stupefied..tomorrow i am sending a letter to the director…parabole maurice is alienating its subscribers…if they don’t react to my letter..i will vent out my frustration in the media..
Vishal Couacaud says
Canasalt is better for football, because you get every important Champions League game (ManUtd,Chelsea,LFC,Real,Barca), plus English Premier League, Spanish football for Barca and Real, and Italian football.
Parabole is way overpriced and you do not get every champions league match. FA Cup and League Cup are not that important.
sa fer 4eme match mo pa p cav geter la ena 1 match zordi liverpool vs bolton zot pa p donne sa endirect ki kuyonade zot p donn sa demain b sa gaspiyage mo geter mo pur fini con rezilta ganye boucou problem ek sa kuyonade parabole
As far as I can see on the SuperSport website, the Liverpool – Bolton match will be shown on SuperSport 3 as from 18:30.
Nopes, that’s for Supersport SA I think… We receive Supersport Africa in Mauritius…
bonjour a tout le monde
je suis interesse de prendre parabole maurice
estce que les chaines sont en hautes definition (HD)
Non. Que TF1. Par contre, CanalSat offre 3 chaÃ®nes en HD…
This year also there seems to be a problem with parabole Maurice and English Premier League. Supersports has stopped giving Parabole Maurice the rights for SS3 and SS7. Hopefully there is a solution, else bye-bye…..
But unfortunately there is no bouquet which gives me football in english and movies and series in frencs :(…….. So sad for me….
wen i heard that there won’t be any football on parabole,i immediately took a subscription with canal on the same day!they are offering 3 months free subscription!nw i’l have to write to parabole to cancel my contract with them which ends next year!they shud nt make any fuss,coz without supersport,the contract is nt the same!
parabole is back to its very best. I was never informed that Parabole wont be having the rights for this season’s premier league. So they always inform in advance when it comes to fees increases, but never when it comes to consumer satisfaction?
So, i believe it should be my right to stop paying them, or at least to be allowed to swap for a dstv package.
was anyone else not informed that they would not be having the premier league this season?
@avinash did you get any notice from parabole that they won’t be showing the premier league games?
anyone knows about the dstv packages which still show supersport and the prices?
from dstvafrica.com, i only see that supersport is available on their premium package.pff
parabole maurice is useless
Or are they expiring victims? But, sure, they have a major communication issue too…
DSTV for purchase of equipment rs 4000, plus monthly subscription of around Rs 1200!nah only knew that parabole won’t be showing football on saturday, when i switched to supersport!was shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah. I would have been shocked too…
can anyone confirm what packages are available on dstv which provide the fa premier league and the prices?plz
and also, this competition among the satellite providers is ruining our lives!
now who gets the carling cup and fa cup?:S
like last year, several matches were shown LATE on canalplus, either half an hour or an hour at times, due to clashes.
so is it still going to be the same?and now parabole is no longer here!so what happens to the fans?:S
They voice out their opinion on my blog :-)
DO you want to hear the latest. PArabole is proposing to all those who want to resign a new package (with almost all channels except sports), and for football get the cheapest package from Canal +…… Wow, I never thought Mauritius would evolve like this with Competition!!!! LOL!!!!!
@V almost all channels like? and the price?
i always felt the staff there were too arrogant, especially on the phone
i certainly saw a change though
same with certain people who work at canalsat:S
customer service is great in mauritius
Im taking on Parabole, hopin that I will have football next season. This season its hopeless. And yeah, the basik bouquet at Rs 400 per month is great.
Let’s hope you do get football next year.
Parabole : La tele comme on l’aime. Inexistant customer service. Good product apart football. User friendly equipment. But they r making a mess out of it., This company deserves to go bankrupt. An e mail written to them since 3 months – still unanswered. They lack manners too.
Canal sat is another clown. Poor equipment. only Bla bla bla. Their only strength is football. But at least they communicate with their customers. Choose between shit or fart.
Avinash Meetoo says
They are not that bad :-)
What I don’t like though is that they increase their prices every year. Inflation is about 3% in Mauritius right now and I can assure you that their increase is more than 3%. I’ll call them today and ask.
julius langat says
my gtv decoder has no display even the free channels i used to view now it displays atext on the screen saying that i should contact gtv customer care and there is no one to call please help because am bored to death thanks