Botswana says it will switch off its analogue transmissions in March next year. This is not the first time the country has set a date. Its last target was for June 2015 which was missed.
However, the country’s Deputy permanent secretary for Information & Broadcasting Services, Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo, said migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) from analogue is now back on track, and that the project would soon be a reality following the successful installation of transmitters in many villages around the country.
The project management in collaboration with a Japanese team and experts from the Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) are working tirelessly to ensure successful implementation, he said. He said the project would be implemented in phases because of an inadequate budget. Kaboeamodimo added that digital migration was a must for Botswana.