Digital goes the Aerial Route
Its all systems go for Digital Terrestrial Television in South Africa according to mybroadband.co.za Quoting Sentech Executive Johan Raath the article gives a comprehensive view of possibilities and the cost of the transition.
The national upgrade to DTT is expected to take three years and the process will start later this year according to Raath.
Sentech’slargest transmiters covering 70% of the population will be upgraded first.
A period of simulcasting digital and analogue transmissions will be necessary but this will be kept to a minimum due to the high costs of maintaining two services.
Further down the line DTT will allow the introduction of HDTV, but for now SDTV services take priority.
Item added: 25th January 2006