Minister Ayanda Dlodlo takes Broadcasting Digital Migration public awareness campaign to Lepelle-Nkumpi in Limpopo, 9 Apr 2017

7 April 2017

Communications Minister Ms Ayanda Dlodlo will lead a public awareness campaign to inform community members of Lepelle-Nkumpi in Limpopo, about government’s Broadcasting Digital Migration project this coming Sunday, the 9th of April 2017.

“The primary objective of digital migration is to clear the radio  frequency  spectrum currently   occupied  by broadcasters,  and thus facilitate  the  provision  of wireless  mobile  broadband services  and other  innovative  applications that benefit communities,” said  Minister Dlodlo. Additionally, digital migration will create new business opportunities and more players in the market, thus contribution towards creating entrepreneurs and jobs in the broadcasting and digital content-generation field.

“The television viewing experience of qualifying households will also never be the same again once the government-subsidised set-top-boxes have been installed,” added Minister Dlodlo. They will be able to enjoy improve picture and sound quality.

The government has deemed it necessary to mandate an electronic programme guide (EPG), which also includes an eight-day programme schedule for each channel. This will enable the beneficiaries of these STBs to plan their viewing much better.    

Details for the event:
Venue: Lepelle-Nkumpi, Motsane Sports Ground, Motsane (Mafefe)
Date: Sunday, 9th of April 2017
Time: 09:30

There is a total of 585 840 projected qualifying indigent television viewing households   for set-top boxes in Limpopo. The current average monthly registrations processed by SAPO for the period 1 to 31 March 2017: 5 550 in that province.

Lebohang Mafokosi
Cell: 082 312 4641

Mish Molakeng
Cell: 082 469 3997

Issued by Department of Communications

Media Statement date: 
Friday, April 7, 2017