Tag Archives: DTT migration

SAs project to procure 5 million STBs delayed

South Africas USD 245.5 million project to procure 5 million set top boxes (STBs) in support of its DTT migration has been delayed as the original budget did not take into account the costs of acquiring and installing digital antennas, according to Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. Further delaying the rollout of subsidized STBs is [...]

MultiChoice opposes conditional access plans

MultiChoice has voiced strong opposition to the South African governments plans to include CAS on subsidised set-top boxes (STBs), claiming that the move will set back the country many years technologically and increase set-up costs. MultiChoice CEO, Imtiaz Patel, said technology is moving towards integrated television sets and argued that CAS would enable operators such [...]

FreeVision goes live in South Africa

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, has today launched FreeVision, its universal access direct-to-home satellite platform previously known as Vivid. The FreeVision bouquet includes 36 television channels and 16 radio channels – largely the same line-up Sentech offered under Vivid, although CEO Setumo Mohapi said the service could carry content for new pay TV broadcasters such as [...]