Digital TV Migration makes progress in South Africa

The Department of Communication recently pointed out that the South African Bureau of Standards was currently establishing an STB conformance lab, to be completed in October, based on UK-based DTG and DTVL conformance intellectual property.

“It’s the first time [digital migration] is [being] done in South Africa. Are we going to make mistakes? I am sure we probably will, but let’s focus on the positive – the launch is the beginning of DTT,” he says, adding that the project, which is “locked in”, is supported by a number of “brilliant” engineers at the department.

The DoC estimates that about 23 500 direct and indirect jobs could be created on the back of the migration. However, Kruger suggests that this could be higher.


Date: October 4, 2012