- Jun 20, 2012
https://www.fin24.com/Companies/ICT/switching-of-analogue-signal-all-at-once-will-destroy-sentech-sabc-communications-minister-20190315The outright switching off of the country's analogue TV signal has the potential to destroy state entities like public broadcaster SABC and signal distribution entity Sentech, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Thursday while briefing the portfolio committee on communications.
Government has started the process of switching off the Free State province from the analogue TV system to move it to digital terrestrial television (DTT).
So far one million indigent households, out of 4.7 million, have been registered to receive a subsidy to cover the cost of set-top boxes, their installation and aerials. The set-top box is necessary to decode digital television signals.
As of 28 February, a total of 507 000 households had been connected to the digital signal. The analogue switch off date is planned for July 2020.