Cable viewers not happy with rates, reruns: survey
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- The majority of TV viewers in Taiwan are dissatisfied with the programs provided by cable TV networks and the rates charged for their services, according to the results of a survey released yesterday.
January 17, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
The survey, sponsored by a private organization promoting digital convergence, revealed that 61.9 percent of the survey respondents were unhappy with the frequent cable reruns of TV shows, while 53.6 percent said subscription fees are unreasonably high.
In 2012, cable TV subscription fees around Taiwan averaged NT$535 per month, much higher than the average of NT$338 that is considered reasonable by the people surveyed.
Sixty-seven percent of the respondents, however, expressed satisfaction with the diversity of channels offered by cable operators, while 72 percent voiced approval of their image quality.
Despite the government's efforts to promote digital TV, 77.4 percent of the respondents said they had not installed digital TV adapters.
The survey was conducted Dec. 17-28 among 1,501 adults. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.