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Set-top box production put on ice

Another delay has hit South Africa’s digital broadcast migration project as the agency behind the roll-out of set-top boxes has temporarily halted production of these devices. Set-top boxes decode digital signals for analogue television sets and

Muthambi grilled over digital TV delays

Communications minister Faith Muthambi was chastised during a portfolio committee meeting on Thursday about the delays in government’s roll-out of digital migration. “Your management of this process is found wanting,” said

Marian Shinn
SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

Government’s failed R8,5bn broadcast digital migration process must be stopped in its tracks and reappraised to determine a new path to free up analogue signals to deliver ubiquitous wireless broadband to the nation and foster sustainable competition in radio

Encryption battle headed to SA’s top court

Communications minister Faith Muthambi’s spokesman, Mish Molakeng, has confirmed that government on Wednesday lodged papers at the constitutional court to challenge the supreme court of appeal’s judgment over

Ministers in war of words over digital TV

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has lashed out at her cabinet colleague Blade Nzimande after the higher education minister and South African Communist Party leader said that she had gone against the ANC

Accept TV judgment, Shinn tells Muthambi

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has urged communications minister Faith Muthambi to accept the judgment of the supreme court of appeal over the long-running battle over encryption of free-to-air digital terrestrial television signals in

Digital TV: Muthambi vows to press on

Despite a supreme court of appeal judgment on Tuesday, which set aside a 2015 amendment to South Africa’s broadcasting migration policy, the communications minister, Faith Muthambi, has vowed to press on with the digital terrestrial television migration

News wins court appeal over encryption has won the latest battle in the long-running war over digital terrestrial television in South Africa, potentially throwing the long-delayed project off-track once again. The supreme court

Investigation launched into set-top box tender

South Africa’s television set-top box tender is coming under the spotlight as an investigation has been launched into its procurement process. Replying to questions from an ANC member in the national council of provinces in parliament on Thursday, the department of

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