South Africa must finish digital TV migration by June 2019

Easter Bunny

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South Africa must finish digital TV migration by June 2019


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Algeria: Digital broadcasting started in 2009, analog signals were switched off on 10 November 2014.[41]
Gabon had turned off all analog signals on 17 June 2016.[42]
Ghana: Analog switch-off occurred in June 2015, switching to DVB-T.[43]
Kenya: Analog switch off was supposed to take place in 2013, however media houses challenged the move in court and the switch off has since been moved to 31 December 2014 for the metropolitan areas and their surroundings while in the rest of the country switched to DVB-T2 in March 2015.
Mauritius: Analog shut off on 17 June 2014. Switched to DVB-T.[44]
Morocco: Analogue transmitters were switched off on 17 June 2015.
Namibia: Analog signals were terminated on 13 September 2014.
Rwanda: Shut off the last of its analog signals in March 2014. Switched to DVB-T,[44] with plans to upgrade to DVB-T2 in the future.[45]
Tanzania: Shut off the last of its analog signals in July 2014. Switched to DVB-T2[44][46]
Zambia: Analog shut off on 31 December 2014. Switched to DVB-T2.[47][48]

Shocking when you see what other African countries managed to do this before us.
 

viper2110

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So will I be able to cancel my tv license when they switch to digital and I do not own a set-top box decoder.
 

BBotha

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So will I be able to cancel my tv license when they switch to digital and I do not own a set-top box decoder.

Sadly no, decoders are only a temporary measure for old TV's, as new TV's will have the decoders build into the TV.
 

The_Librarian

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On the other hand, election time is coming up soon, so I think they'll pull this one off.

Seeing that the rest is actually doing things for a change.
 

SilverCode

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The Minister said the department had since requested Statistics South Africa to give them the number of households which are earning R3 200 and below in the country and out of that, how many own a TV.
Shouldn't they also check if those people have a TV License, not just a TV?
 
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