Wednesday, May 30, 2012
BREAKING. Disney CEO Bob Iger: Unbundling of TV channels on pay TV will not make it cheaper for consumer and pay TV subscribers.
In America - as recently in South Africa - the matter of whether pay TV operators can and should provide TV channels separately is also somewhat of an issue.
In South Africa the uninformed National Consumer Commission (NCC) "ordered" MultiChoice, On Digital Media (ODM) and the SABC recently to "comply" with an irresponsibly issued "compliance notice" which also demanded unbundling of TV channels from them. That compliance notice has now been dismissed because the NCC overstepped its authority.
Today at the Sanford C. Bernstein 28th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2012 the Disney CEO Bob Iger said the notion of unbundling TV channels on pay TV platforms and providing a so-called "a la carte approach" where subscribers pick only the TV channels they want, would not save the average consumer and pay TV subscriber any money.
ALSO READ: Why forcing South Africa's pay TV operators to sell TV channels separately is not just almost impossible, but will be bad for everyone.
ALSO READ: The real cost to consumers should South African pay TV operators be forced to sell TV channels separately to pay TV subscribers.