Slow start for DTT

The recent Soft-launch of DTT in Mauritius has led to a slow take up of Set Top Boxes.
Lack of public awareness and week content are cited as contributory factors in a comprehensive article by
A further major stalling factor isĀ  that the original boxes, imported, were not compatible with the services being broadcast and had to be returned.
The current DTT platform offers 6 television programme services, BBC World, TV5, China Central TV 9, Doordarshan (DD) India, DD Bharati and B4U. Further services including MBC 1 are expected and an increase from 95 to 100% coverage by March.
The potential market is said to be 350,000 homes.
Item added: 25th January 2006