South Africa to switch on digital TV by April 1, 2014

Friday, December 6th, 2013 
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South Africa’s Ministry of Communications has announced that it intends to update the schedule in its Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy.

“The switch-on of the digital television signal will take place by 01 April 2014. The date for switch-off of the analogue terrestrial signal will be determined by the Minister of Communications after engaging with the Cabinet and the relevant stakeholders.

National broadcasting digital signal coverage shall cover 84 percent of the population by March 2014. Areas that may be deemed difficult or uneconomical to reach will be covered by DTH satellite using DVB-S2 technology”

More: Proposed amendment of Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy

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