Issue no. 228 - 17 December 2015

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Broadcast Christmas Message No 2028

Dear readers, viewers, contributors and advertisers The year continued to be dominated by the painfully slow progress of Africa’s transition to digital broadcasting. But much else has happened that brings better news: DTT - Shuffling to the finish line: As predicted, the majority of African countries did not make the ITU’s June 2015 deadline. Even now, six months later, only a handful of countries have actually finished the transition process. Although more countries have now started making more detailed plans for implementation, the road to completion seems to be littered with legal challenges. Two examples will suffice. In Nigeria in…