Digital TV News: SABC

OpenView HD FTA DTH service launches in South Africa
Oct 16, 2013 – OpenView HD, Platco Digital’s free-to-air satellite TV platform, is operational and South African viewers can take advantage of an offering that requires nothing more than a one-off payment with no monthly subscription fee.
News categories: OpenView HD, Maxwell Nonge, Digital TV, Satellite, South Africa

Commercial DTT to launch in South Africa in December
Oct 3, 2012 – At South Africa's Proof of Concept launch of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), the country's Minister of Communications said that the commercial launch of DTT will take place in December this year.
News categories: Digital TV, Satellite, Set Top Box, South Africa, Terrestrial

South Africa announces DTT STB subsidy plans
Oct 22, 2009 – As part of its transition to digital TV, South Africa's Cabinet has allocated R400 million to subsidise the set-top boxes of up to 5 million poor households. The country's Bureau of Standards is finalising a South African DTT STB standard.
News categories: Department of Communications, Digital TV, Regulation, Satellite, Set Top Box, South Africa, Terrestrial

Digital TV Labs provides test suite for South Africa's DTT trial
May 6, 2009 – Digital TV Labs is providing its Evora iSuite test technology to support the current DTT trial in South Africa. Evora has been successfully used to test set-top boxes against the South African DVB-T with MPEG-4 specification.
News categories: SABC, Digital TV Labs, Set Top Box, South Africa, Terrestrial

IMPALA welcomes inclusion of MHEG-5 in South Africa DTT trial
Feb 2, 2009 – The International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA) has confirmed that MHEG-5 is included as part of the recently started DTT trial in South Africa. The DTT trial, which began in November, is designed to test a variety of technical factors.
News categories: IMPALA, Digital TV, MHEG-5, Set Top Box, Smart TV, South Africa, Terrestrial