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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.

4:40
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.

4:20

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.

2:00

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.

2:50

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.

5:20

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.

3:50
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.

4:30
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.

4:10

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.

2:00
Dec 18, 2019

Govt switches up set-top box installation model

Local municipalities will appoint set-top box installers for the remaining decoder installations, as government looks to fast-track SA’s digital migration.

9:10
Nov 15, 2019

ICT Tenders – Rolling out set-top boxes

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees USAASA preparing for the installation of digital terrestrial television.

6:00
Sep 20, 2019

R1bn set-top box stock sitting at USAASA warehouses

The agency’s acting CEO looks to distribute a million set-top boxes, which are costing government R56 million annually in storage fees.

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