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Duncan McLeod
Digital radio to hit SA’s airwaves

South Africa is taking concrete steps towards introducing digital radio broadcasts using a standard known as DAB+, with a trial planned for 2014. The move will usher in greater competition in the radio sector, with digital eventually likely to replace the familiar FM and AM dials. Radio broadcasters

Muzi Makhaye
M-Net posturing poses threat to migration

In recent weeks, it’s been almost impossible not to miss M-Net’s criticism of everything that makes for SA’s broadcast digital migration programme, writes Muzi Makhaye. M-Net’s calls for a cheap “converter box” to replace set-top boxes in the migration are as absurd as

In-depth
What digital TV means for you

For most South Africans the choice of what to watch on television is limited to four free-to-air channels. Soon, though, all that will change. SA is back on track to migrating terrestrial television broadcasts

Duncan McLeod
Digital distress

Just about everyone in SA’s broadcasting industry has been taken aback by government’s decision to rethink its commitment to the European digital television standard. There are concerns it could set back the country’s digital migration by years