Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

- South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting has been fraught with delays and debates, the most recent of which centres around the use of encryption on free-to-air (FTA) channels.

- Tanzania: The government is looking for a way to scrap taxes on decoders to make the gadgets affordable to many people, as Tanzania switches to digital broadcasting technology from the analogue system. Speaking after opening the Sixth African Communication Regulation Authorities' Network (ACRAN), Communication, Science and Technology deputy minister Charles Kitwanga said: “We have started working on this matter to make all Tanzanians be able to enjoy the new digital era in broadcasting.”