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DIGITAL SOUND BROADCASTING DISCUSSION DOCUMENT

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published a discussion document on Digital Sound Broadcasting Services. The publication gives notice of ICASA’s intention to conduct an inquiry into the prospects of implementing a digital sound broadcasting service in South Africa. Digital Broadcasting Service is an audio broadcasting technology aimed at providing superior quality sound broadcasting service using digital communication technology.

SHORT WAVE DRM COLLOQUIUM

SENTECH SOC limited is a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) operating in the Broadcasting Signal distribution and telecommunications sectors and reporting to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. SENTECH operates an analogue Short-Wave signal distribution services as one of it's broadcasting platforms. A Short-Wave Broadcast Colloquium was hosted by SENTECH on Thursday 3 May 2018. The event set the platform for stakeholders and industry experts to discuss the impact of analogue switch-off, running an efficient network, as well as the evolution to digital broadcasting. The Colloquium looked at the viability of Short-Wave in Africa, The impact of SW switching off from South Africa and Sustainable Funding modules. Ms Pinky Kekana, Deputy Minister of Communicatinos was the keynote speaker who announced that Government is moving forward with Digital Migration and support roll-out initiatives working towards the ITU's Digital Migration Deadline for 2019.

DOC NEEDS R6.6bn TO COMPLETE DIGITAL MIGRATION BY 2019 DEADLINE

The department of communications needs another R6.6bn to successfully complete the implementation of the broadcasting digital migration policy before the worldwide June 2019 deadline. Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and acting director-general Thabiso Thiti appeared before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications on Tuesday. Kubayi-Ngubane, who was appointed in October during President Jacob Zuma's second Cabinet reshuffle last year, has 18 months in which to manage the process during which all broadcasters crossover from analogue services to digital. Source: Media24.com

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