Cabinet should look carefully at all the implications of a review of the policy on digital migration. This is the telling conclusion reached by the parliamentary portfolio committee on communications in a report detailing a review of two television standards being considered for SA’s move from analogue to digital terrestrial television.
The department of communications has thrown SA’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television into disarray. It’s time to end all the nonsense around different standards and for the industry to move ahead. Business leaders in SA have always shown a reluctance to criticise government. Where they
Commercial broadcasters M-Net and e.tv have torn strips off the department of communications over government’s decision to revisit SA’s commitment to the digital video broadcasting terrestrial (DVB-T) standard. At a joint press conference on Tuesday, both broadcasters said that if government went back on its commitment to DVB-T
Unless the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is able to issue new regulations to manage SA’s switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television by mid-October,…