South Africa’s Post Office is anticipating receipt of the first batch of an overall 500,000 digital TV antennas for its upcoming DTT service. Local company Poynting, which fabricates antennas, is the supplier.
Pressure is on. South Africa is committed to starting to switch off its analogue transmissions on February 1st 2016. However, local consumers have seen previous dates missed although are now being bombarded with TV and press reminders that the deadline date is fast-approaching.
Some 5 million poorer families receive subsidised set-top boxes and aerials as part of the government’s scheme to make the analogue switch-off a success.