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4:20

Govt promises to complete digital migration by 2020

SA will complete the switch from analogue to digital television within the next two years, says minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

1:40

DOC sets record straight about STB funding

The communications ministry claims set-top box procurement cost just over R900 million, amid reports government spent a fortune on the devices.

5:30

Digital migration U-turn creates more confusion

Despite government paving a new way to complete the migration from analogue to digital TV, the industry has lingering questions on how the model will be implemented.

1:50

Government abandons set-top boxes

The state adopts a revised model for the rollout of the digital migration project, which sees it abandon the set-top box idea.

4:30

Has set-top box reached its sell-by date?

Government encourages households that don't qualify for subsidised decoders to consider integrated digital TVs, signalling possible changes in the approach to digital migration.

4:50

Set-top box producers set the record straight

CZ Electronics opens the doors to its East Rand manufacturing facility to show the decoders used for digital migration are proudly South African.

3:10

Mokonyane to shelve USAASA's digital migration role

The communications minister slams USAASA's wrongdoing in overseeing the production process of digital migration set-top boxes.

3:30

Mum's the word as migration deadline creeps up

The race to complete the switch to digital by next June is doubtful, as the communications ministry remains silent on project implementation.

2:20
Feb 26, 2018

Set-top box manufacturing tug-of-war looms

Despite making legal headway with the digital migration procurement process, USAASA is still under strict instruction not to procure STBs.

4:30

Govt criteria for free digital TV decoders isolate millions

Over a million households that don't qualify for subsidised decoders risk being in the dark when SA finally switches from analogue to digital TV.

1:30

DOC sets cut-off date for set-top box registration

The communications ministry announces a 31 March deadline for registration of government-sponsored set-top boxes in North West and Free State.

2:50
Jan 24, 2018

DOC expects to meet digital TV deadline

The communications ministry appeals for mechanisms to fund the digital migration as it looks to meet the June 2019 deadline.

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