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SABC: “Digital is coming”

May 14, 2021

By Chris Forrester

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster is using public service announcements on its channels that its analogue broadcast are coming to an end and being replaced by digital TV signals.

Scrolling messages are being shown on all of the SABC channels.

The text reads: “Important notice: If you see this message, go to your nearest Post Office to register for a free government-subsidised decoder, or call to continue receiving a television broadcast.”

A SABC statement adds: “This is in keeping with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during this year’s state of the nation address wherein he stated that all analogue transmissions will be switched off by April 2022.”

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