Tax on DTT decoders may be waived

The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is in discussions with the government about the possibility of exempting digital TV decoders from tax, to hasten the migration from analogue broadcasting, according to The Citizen online.
TCRA Manager Erasmo Mbilinyi said that the regulator has started talks with Ministry of Information, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs about the issue.
If the talks succeed, taxes on the devices will be waived during importation, making the market price more affordable to ordinary people.
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Some of the pay-TV companies that already offer digital broadcasting services in the country include StarTimes, Ting (Agape TV) and Easy TV.
Source: Telecompaper
Item added: 10th October 2011