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Digital TV signal disruptions announced

State-owned signal distributor Sentech announced that it has begun restacking digital TV frequencies in towns where the migration from SABC’s old analogue signal has been completed.

It warned that disruptions to digital terrestrial TV signals could last up to 6 hours.
 
Can someone explain to me what exactly "restacking" mean in this context? I assume it's some kind of frequency optimization?
 
They argue the time line to 8 March is to agressive?

Are the clowns for real, it means they did not start yet.

they had 10 years
 
I'm sure all of the 10 people who watch digital TV will be terribly upset.
Does one need their STB or will a TV with a digital tuner work. More curious to test it vs anything else:ROFL:
Mauritius had public Digital tv in 2012 :oops:
 
Does one need their STB or will a TV with a digital tuner work. More curious to test it vs anything else:ROFL:
Mauritius had public Digital tv in 2012 :oops:

No idea but judging by the amount of satellite dishes you see in every township in the country I think the time for digital tv in South Africa came and went without anyone giving 2 craps. It's kind of like Telkom announcing that ADSL is now available in a world where everyone is either using fibre or LTE.
 
"eMedia has brought a case against Ntshavheni and Icasa. It argues that government’s analogue switch-off is too aggressive and will leave many South Africans without access to TV broadcasts".

I wonder what rock that eMedia has been hiding under for the past 10 years. Too aggressive they say. Digital TV has been transmitted for the past 10 years, and they say that they are in the communication business.
 
Can someone explain to me what exactly "restacking" mean in this context? I assume it's some kind of frequency optimization?
I'm suspecting that there are digital transmitters using the same frequency band that the analog transmitters are using due to limited available bandwidth and once the analog transmitters are switched off these digital transmitters will have to be retuned to exit this set of frequencies. I'm assuming.
 
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