South African ASO set for 2011

The government has now approved the timetable for digital switchover. DTT services are set to begin in 2008 and Analogue Switch Off (ASO) will take place on November 1st 2011, after a three-year period of dual broadcasting.
With the launch of DTT services, viewers will be able to access many new television programme services including regional programmes.
According to government spokesperson Themba Maseko, “The Department of Trade and Industry will interact with television manufacturers and retailers to sensitise them to the conversion.”
Source: Business report
Item added: 26th February 2007