Botswanan Govt blames poor DTT migration on consumers lacking receivers
27 February 2020
Householders lack receivers and this is hindering the completion of migration from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Botswana, reports BOPA. Information and Broadcasting deputy permanent secretary Oshinka Tsiang told a SADC forum that although Botswana was among Southern African countries lagging behind in migration, it had completed transmitter roll-out.
Other countries in the same boat are Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola, he said. Tsiang said it was unfortunate that some countries had not completely migrated. He commended Eswatini, Malawi and South Africa for successfully completing migration, noting that the failure to switch off analogue broadcasting at the same time by some countries may hit service delivery and cause cross-border interference. Tsiang said challenges to migration and failure to meet the DTT deadlines should not make the SADC member states lose focus.