Cablers push politicos for deregulation

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TAIPEI — Taiwan’s cablers are urging the government to deregulate and let market forces dictate services and subscription fees. Politicos cap foreign investment to less than 50% and limit the amount cablers can charge subscribers to roughly $15 per month. Ad theft, particularly ad masking by local operators who sell their own ad time and then insert these paid adverts in place of network ones, also concerns industry insiders.

Despite this, the mood at the Taiwan Cable TV Summit on Sept. 24 was upbeat, with delegates looking forward to cable digitalization. Some 200 foreign and local delegates from the cable, banking and content provider sectors convened at the confab, organized by Media Partners Asia and the Cable Broadband Institute in Taiwan.

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