When speaking with brothers, I can see they really like the JW.ORG site more than magazines and books. I can imagine them publishing more and more articles and news as it's more dynamic and creates a sense of alert with brothers looking for new articles to read instead of the boring monthly magazines.
But when it comes to the JW Broadcasting, it's something different. Even elders admit they aren't watching the monthly broadcastings. When it all started, an evening was reserved in the KH to have an informal meeting to watch it together. 4 congregations were invited but it was a complete fiasco for the über-spiritual elder who organised it: no more than 15 brothers attended (and most of them were old sisters with no internet at home). Next month, 5 attended and some months later it was cancelled.
Some brothers have told me it's embarrasing to watch and that it hurts their faith so they decided not to watch it. They are ministerial servants, elders and pioneers, I mean the kind of people who are completely loyal to the Organisation.
But watching it from the other side of the Atlantic, it seems like a parody of some American televangelist. The brothers were mocking the songs and the way the GB Members speak. Even the translation sounds ridiculous since they use South American brothers to translate it and it really sounds bizarre to listen here in Spain (some brothers even call it the "WT accent"). So now, it's almost impossible to hear brothers speaking about the Broadcasting.
It's one of the things that increased my doubts these last months. It was embarrasing to sit down to watch "that".
Don't know if it's something cultural but I find it disturbing that the Organisation continues with that arrangement even knowing brothers in other parts of the world are not really enthusiasts of it.
What is your perception of it? Is it having more success with US brothers or is it just something local in my area?