Namibia beats SA to DVB-T2

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Namibia beats SA to digital

While South Africa has delayed the turnover to digital television for a number of years, neighbouring country, Namibia, has launched a digital offering of its own.
 

Vegeta

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I read Multichoice is charge... why wouldn't multichoice be quick to make a buck? They have a reputation to uphold ;)
 

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To think that they were once dependant on the SABC's leftovers for programming...
 

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Hasn't SA been running DVB-T in metropolitan areas for a number of years already? :confused:

Maybe they beat SA commercially?
 

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That's like beating the blind-school at sport (no offense) :p
 

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So namiba has better TVand Kenya better Ineternet...

We have ZUMA!!!
 

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Yes, we also have Multichoice who issue dodgy, untested equipment, often with out of date software, then provide ill-equipped call centre agents who do not listen to your complaint and send along "accredited installers" who tell you the job done by the previous "accredited installer" is below par and re-do it, charging an arm and a leg, only to find their efforts have not improved the end experience at all.

There are DSTV viewers who do not experience problems, but if you read through the well-documented dstv forum there are thousands of complaints from dissatisfied customers who are experiencing the run-around and getting nowhere.

I agree with the DA's contention that to manufacture and subsidise the STS to the tune of R 750m is absurd. This will only delay the implementation of digital TV in South Africa, while the contractor who is to build the factory is hand in glove with the bureaucrat who approved the job but wants his cut of the pie and nothing gets done, or else the product the factory produces is out of date the moment it leaves the warehouse. If the STB can be sourced in China for 30% of the local cost, why are we bothering, if it is only to boost the ego of some ministerial oligarch who wants to be seen as being beneficial to the country
 

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Our government is turning out to be the proverbial ball & chain around the leg of progress of this country.

Waiting for the day that Lesotho passes us by.
 

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... Which SA uses
Not yet, as far as I know. We had a DVB-T test broadcast running for quite awhile, but then the change to DVB-T2 happened after that big showdown with the ISDB-T/Tb guys and now we have yet to officially switch on DVB-T2.
 

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Not yet, as far as I know. We had a DVB-T test broadcast running for quite awhile, but then the change to DVB-T2 happened after that big showdown with the ISDB-T/Tb guys and now we have yet to officially switch on DVB-T2.
It's on... testing.
 
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