South Africa ASO now June 2019
December 21, 2017
By Colin Mann
The African National Congress (ANC) conference has given government until June 2019 to complete the migration from analogue to digital broadcast technology.
The initial deadline, as determined by the International Telecommunication Union, which was June 2015 was missed, largely as the result of a legal dispute between government and broadcasters and government over whether the digital signal should be encrypted or not.
“Conference has directed government that the latest time that they give to government to migrate fully and not partially, from analogue to digital, is June 2019,” said Jackson Mthembu, the chairperson of the ANC NEC subcommittee on media and communications,” adding that there would be “no extension”.