Digital TV proposals by March

The SA Communications department plans to present its proposals on digital television services in South Africa to the cabinet by the end of March, reports Broadband TV News.
One of the key points for the new digital TV legislation will be the decision to include or not to include a Set Top Box subsidy and whether there will be any import restriction on STB’s.
It is also anticipated that there will be a dual analogue/digital transmission phase, which will commence in the November before the final analogue switch off in 2011.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 5th February 2008