Government allocates funds for DTT receivers

The South African government has committed to spend Rand 780 million (€60 million) to help fund the cost of DTT receivers for low-income families, aid which will be made available through the Universal Access Service Agency.
In total Rand 2.45 billion has been allocated to help the approximately 5 million households unable to pay the full cost of a DTT receiver. The government will subsidise up to 70% of the total receiver cost and the user must contribute the remainder.
Analogue switch off was planned for completion by 2011 but reports suggest that this may now be delayed.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added 23rd February 2009