South Africa’s Digital TV Delayed

SA postpones transition from analogue television broadcasts to digital broadcasts

South Africa's transition from analogue television broadcasts to digital broadcasts has been postponed by possibly two years or even longer.

The reason was that the country’s television industry and the digital Set Top Boxes (STBs) that viewers would have to purchase to watch TV in future, will not be ready in time.

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) recently published the final digital migration regulations for the transitional process from digital terrestrial TV (DTTV) in the government gazette.

The countrywide switch to DTTV, which was originally set for completion in November 2011, will now possibly only happen by November 2013 or even later. ICASA will later release a new date for the switch.

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Source: 
News24

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