Going digital

Unpacking the eTV court challenge

November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The battle between free-to-air broadcaster eTV and the Communications Ministry will continue as the broadcaster was granted leave to appeal earlier this month....

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Will South Africans ever see DTT? Originally Posted by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) : 17 June 2015 | News – Media Release  South Africa has failed to meet the 17 June 2015 deadline to switch...

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REPORT: Is South Africa Ready to Go Digital?

March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

SOS Reports on the DTT Readiness Briefing convened by a Joint Sitting of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and Telecommunications and Postal Services on 10 March 2015. Broad Overview Absent from the meeting were both...

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Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) note the announcement made at yesterday’s cabinet briefing concerning the long-awaited broadcasting digital migration. MMA and SOS wish to commend the commitment made...

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SOS wrote to the Minister of Economic Development to plead with him to motivate for the inclusion of conditional access and encryption in government manufactured STBs....

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SOS wrote to the Minister of Communications to plead with her to motivate for the inclusion of conditional access and encryption in government manufactured STBs....

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Dear Minister, RE: Regarding Conditional Access for Set-Top Boxes We are concerned about the future of free-to-air television in South Africa if a conditional access system is not implemented in set-top boxes (STBs) in the...

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DTT and the Conditional Access Debate

June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A fact sheet outlining the benefits and potential shortcomings of conditional access and encryption....

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Dear Minister, RE: Progress Report on Commitments Made in 2013 In August 2013, you set out the prioritized aspects of the DoC programme for your term with some specific timelines. On 5 November 2013, you...

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CABINET’S SET-TOP BOX CONTROL COMPROMISE MUST PROMOTE UNIVERSAL ACCESS AND MEDIA DIVERSITY The SOS Coalition notes Cabinet’s decision of 20 December 2013 on set-top box (STB) control for digital terrestrial television (DTT). While we acknowledge...

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