Digital Migration

Botswana: Govt Blames DTT Migration For Households Lacking Receivers - Reports

Households in Botswana lack receivers and this is holding up the completion of the migration from analogue broadcasting to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in the country, according to the Botswana Press Agency (BOPA).

Botswana’s Deputy Permanent Secretary of Information and Broadcasting Oshinka Tsiang recently told a SADC forum that although Botswana was among the Southern African countries that are lagging behind in migration, it had at least completed the transmitter roll-out process.

Other countries that are in the same boat are Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique, he said. Tsiang said that it was unfortunate that some countries had still not completely migrated.

He congratulated Malawi and Eswatini for successfully completing migration, noting that the failure to completely switch off analogue broadcasting at the same time by some countries would possibly negatively affect service delivery and also cause cross-border interference.

Tsiang said that challenges to migration and the failure to meet the set DTT deadlines should not make the SADC member states lose focus as it could still be achieved.

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