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THE government and business are on track to reaching full digital migration by November 2011, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda said.
Speaking yesterday after addressing a set-top-box (digital decoder) manufacturing summit in Midrand, Nyanda said: "We are not running behind, we are on track. For the man on the street it means they will have access to more television channels."
Nyanda said the aim of the summit was to set guidelines for the manufacturing of the decoders so that all South Africans would have access to digital television broadcasting by 2011, when the current analogue transmitters would be switched off. The switch-over from analogue to digital broadcasting will create new distribution networks and expand the potential for wireless innovation and services.
Director-general Mamodupi Mohlala said the government had allocated R5million to subsidise decoders for poor households. - Sapa