Rush to buy TV an­ten­nas for the Cup

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - ANGELA -

JAKARTA: The price of tele­vi­sion an­ten­nas has surged in the In­done­sian cap­i­tal as foot­ball fans rush to en­sure the best pos­si­ble re­cep­tion of the World Cup.

Jakarta an­tenna sales­man, Rizki, said prices of some units had more than dou­bled ahead of the event, de­spite In­done­sia’s 137th-ranked team not mak­ing it to the fi­nals. “There’s a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in buy­ers, up about 60 per­cent since last week,” he said. Re­ceivers sell for be­tween 70 000 ru­piah (R50) and 400 000 ru­piah.

“We can’t get good re­cep­tion with­out TV an­ten­nas as we’re sur­rounded by high-rise build­ings here,” he said.

Some pay-TV sub­scribers are also wor­ried about be­ing de­nied ac­cess to World Cup broad­casts on free-to-air chan­nels un­less they have an­ten­nas, he said. – Sapa-AFP

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