Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 383 on 26 March 2022

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South Africa’s digital switch-off will reshape the market and leave an estimated 14 million people without a signal

25 March 2022

The switch-off of the analogue signal in Sub-Saharan Africa is often a brutal business that leaves behind many viewers unable to afford the new digital Set-Top-Boxes or TVs with integrated digital receivers. The South African Government is determined to switch off its analogue broadcasting at the end of March 2022. Russell Southwood talks to Mike Aldridge, Broadcast Manager, Cape Town Television about who will be without a signal and the consequences. Over 60 organizations are asking the Government to reconsider its decision to switch off the analogue signal. Based on data from the Broadcasting Research Council (collected by A.C.Nielsen) 5.7…