Business Week: Hary Tanoe Calls Digital TV a Loss for Citizens, Resilient Sector 2023 Recession

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The most popular economic and business news for the past week until Sunday, November 6, 2022, starting with the statement from the boss of MNC Group Hary Tanoesoedibjo or Hary Tanoe about the poor who will be harmed by the digital tv migration policy.

Next, there is news about the pros and cons of the statements made by Minister Mahfud MD and Hary Tanoe regarding the analog TV lethal injection. Then there is news of an additional list of 65 syrup drugs that are safe for consumption and three sectors that are estimated to be resilient in the face of a 2023 recession, as well as the reason that Indonesia has not yet become part of the 28 countries that are lining up to ask for IMF assistance.

The five news stories were among the most accessed by readers of the Economy and Business channel over the past week. The following is a summary of the five trending news.

1. Hary Tanoe Calls Digital TV a Loss for the Poor, Kominfo: 99.3 Percent of Set Top Boxes Have Been Distributed

The boss of MNC Group, Hary Tanoesoedibjo or Hary Tanoe, said that the migration policy of analog TV broadcasts to digital TV or analog switch off (ASO) will only harm the majority of residents in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi or Jabodetabek. Because, by doing so, residents cannot enjoy television broadcasts without a set top box (STB).

“It is estimated that 60 percent of the people in Jabodetabek can no longer enjoy analog television broadcasts, unless they buy a new set top box or replace digital television or subscribe to satellite dishes,” said Hary Tanoe through a post on his official verified Instagram account.
@hary.tanoesoedibjo, Friday, November 4, 2022.

In an open letter that was also uploaded on social media, Hary Tanoe mentioned that only a handful of parties would benefit greatly from the migration policy to digital television, namely factories or STB sellers, because their merchandise would definitely sell well. “On the contrary, the people who are disadvantaged are the people who still use analog TV, which are generally small people,” he said.

Read more about Hary Tanoe here.