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Call for beneficiary households to register for subsidised STBs

The South African Post Office urges qualifying households to apply for their government-subsidised set-top boxes as soon as possible.


Govt readies ‘aggressive’ plan to expedite digital migration

Cabinet approves a revised integrated analogue switch-off implementation plan, as the state looks to accelerate the much-delayed project.


Comms ministry lifts lid on set-top box installation numbers

Little progress has been made, as latest figures reveal the total number of completed installations stands at 533 056 out of 4.6 million beneficiary households.

Jun 9, 2021

Sentech on the hunt for set-top box developers

The state-owned entity advertises for manufacturers to co-develop, supply and deliver feature-rich set-top boxes for digital terrestrial TV, direct-to-home and IP networks.

May 18, 2021

Set-top box delivery still a ‘drop in the ocean’, says acting director-general

The communications ministry’s acting DG reveals that just over 600 000 set-top box installations have been done as part of the digital migration.


South Africa’s not-so-great digital migration trek plods on

Despite a mooted analogue switch-off target of 2021, government still needs to migrate 3.5 million South African households to digital TV.


Comms ministry kicks-off digital TV public awareness

The department prepares campaigns in the Free State and Northern Cape, to encourage qualifying households to apply for government-subsidised set-top boxes.


USAASA suspends officials amid digital migration investigation

The agency places six officials on precautionary suspension following a preliminary investigation into irregularities relating to digital migration.


USAASA spends R5m a month on set-top box storage

The state-owned company looks to install over 800 000 digital migration decoders by next March, and courts signal distributor Sentech to help with project management.

Mar 9, 2020

Industry body wants MultiChoice prosecuted over DTV ‘shenanigans’

NAMEC launches a scathing attack on the giant pay-TV operator over accusations levelled against it at the state capture inquiry.

Feb 26, 2020

Yunus Carrim drops MultiChoice digital TV bombshell

The former communications minister tells the State Capture Inquiry that MultiChoice took a hard-line stance against the rollout of signal encryption.


Numbers don’t lie: Government’s slow crawl to digital TV

In five years, only 500 000 qualifying households out of nearly five million have been connected to digital TV decoders.

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