Uganda sets digital migration deadline to August

Technology & Convergence

Uganda has confirmed that it is switching off analogue broadcasting by end of August, East African Businessweek reported. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Director for Broadcasting Fred Otunnu announced the country's TV migration policy during the launch of a Zuku Television channel. The East African nation is one of the few in the region that seems to be ready for the digital migration.

Digital Migration has already set foot in Kampala with the switching off of a radius of 60 km. The second phase to be done on 31 July with a switch off radius of 120 km while the third phase will complete on 31 August with a switch off of the entire country, Otunnu said. Otunnu has asked pay-TV companies such as Zuku to provide basic information about digital television to their potential consumers so that users can make an informed choice about services.
Source: Telecompaper 30 June 2015