Digital Switchover plans announced
Broadcast network operator Sentech has announced plans for the rollout of DTT services in South Africa.
The existing network infrastructure is being replaced and 184 analogue sites will be upgraded to digital.
DTT services will be available on two multiplexes offering viewers access to seven television services, Mnet, e-TV, 3 SABC national services and 2 SABC regional services.
The planned DTT population coverage is as follows:
56% in 2008
78% in 2009
92% in 2010
Analogue switch will be around 2015 in line with the latest RRC agreements. HDTV is not expected on the DTT platform before analogue switch off.
Main source: Digitag quoting IT Web as source
Item added: 5th September 2006