"The challenge we face is the equipment we are having to decommission is actually something that we have contractual obligations which require us to stop using it or renew it for a long period of time - and the renewal would be prohibitively expensive," told BBC Radio 4's Feedback programme.
OK that's a different story to the one we had previously, and one i'm inclined to believe is probably the truth of the matter. This is the reason they can't 'go back'.
"The overall success of rolling out Audio Factory is huge - the vast majority of people consuming new radio feeds are very happy with it."
People using Apps and the Website have no idea as to what has changed at the back-end. How can you attribute their happiness to Audio Factory?
"Most manufacturers are in the process of adopting the new format," said Mr Joubert. "I think in the majority of cases [listeners] won't need to buy new devices.
Really? Can we have some evidence on both of these points (He wouldn't be conflating Internet Radios with other devices in his statement would he?)
"If the devices are very old they may have to be replaced but that is the natural order of the internet world."
This is the one that has made me really quite angry. Does Mr Joubert not realise that the devices affected are on sale, right at this moment, including 'New for 2015' models? Even in this 'internet world' devices that haven't even been sold yet cannot be considered as 'old'. Oh, I forgot, they don't run iOS or Android so Mr. Joubert probably doesn't register that they exist!