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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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  Attention: Hon. Faith Muthambi Minister of Communications 26 January 2015 Dear Minister, RE: On Why South Africa Needs Conditional Access We have written to you and your predecessors on this matter before, with hopes...

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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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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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DINA PULE TO WITHDRAW APPEAL IN eTV SET-TOP BOX CONTROL DISPUTE SJ Phamodi Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, announced today that she had instructed the Department of Communications to withdraw its appeal against the South...

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