South Africa releases details of STB subsidy

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 

The Universal Service Agency of South Africa (USAASA) has released details of the set-top box subsidy scheme that it intends to roll out.

As part of South Africa’s Broadcasting Digital Migration (BDM) Programme, the USAASA is required to manage the disbursement of Set-Top-Box (STB) subsidies to needy TV-owning households located throughout the country.

The following sliding scale STB subsidy will apply, based on household income:

Income Bracket [R]  DTT (Terrestrial)  DTH (Satellite)
------------------  -----------------  ---------------
[0-1500]                          66%              77%
[1501-1999]                       36%              57%
[2000-2499]                       15%              51%
[2500-3200]                        0%              29%