Digital television adoption: Comparing the adoption of digital terrestrial television with the adoption of digital cable in Taiwan

Shu-Chu Li*

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Abstract

This study employed Rogers' model to compare the diffusion of digital terrestrial television with the diffusion of digital cable in Taiwan. A telephone survey, which yielded 753 valid questionnaires, was conducted to collect data. The results of this study show that the factors affecting the intention to adopt digital terrestrial television differed widely from those affecting the intention to adopt digital cable. The diffusion of digital cable was discovered to be generally congruent with the prediction of Rogers' model, while the diffusion of digital terrestrial television was not. This second finding reveals a limitation in Rogers' model, namely, its alleged pro-innovation bias. It may be that the respondents in this study looked favorably on digital cable because they considered it, and not digital terrestrial television, to be an inevitable technology. Furthermore, this study found that awareness played an important role in respondents' adoption of digital television. This study therefore suggests that, to accelerate digital conversion, Taiwan's government should establish policies to educate people about digital television.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-136
Number of pages11
JournalTelematics and Informatics
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Digital cable
  • Digital television
  • Innovation attributes
  • Rogers' diffusion of innovation
  • Technology adoption
  • Terrestrial television

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