South Africa will switch to digital TV by 2021

Jamie McKane

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South Africa will switch to digital TV by 2021

The Department of Communications has outlined its plan to implement its broadcasting digital migration (BDM) programme in South Africa.

In a presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, the department said it would begin distributing digital set-top boxes and fast-track the digital migration near the end of 2020.
 

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The department also said that it needs to clear the decoder stock currently kept in the SA Post Office warehouse

Oooh I wonder how they are going to do that,Stay tuned for the next episode of Dragon Ball Z.
 

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Any news on what is going to happen to TV licenses? Will it now be tied to the set top box instead of a TV? Will normal TV's be able to receive the signal? I remember SA chose to use a standard nobody else is using, cannot remember all the details.
 

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And the TV License group will still want their annual fee. yea Sod off
 

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Think someone's sausage fingers hit the wrong number...pretty sure it's meant to be 2051
 
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