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Digital Migration Policy - Proposed Amendments

Posted by LA Thornton on Thursday, August 25, 2011,
The Minister of Communications published an intention to amend the digital migration policy issued in 2008.  The amendments set the switch on date for dual illumination as April 2012 and the cutoff date for analogue TV for December 2013.  In addition, the DVB-TS standard is proposed for digital terrestrial TV, DVB-S for digital satellite TV, and MPEG-4 as the compression standard, while existing services allowed to migrate when it is commercially viable.  Set top boxes will be subsidised thro...
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Digital Migration Regulations

Posted by LA Thornton on Wednesday, March 3, 2010,
On 15 Feb 2010, ICASA published final Digital Migration Regulations following an aborted attempt to finalise the regulations in July 2009.  ICASA considered the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy published by the Minister in Sept 2008, although it did not follow it completely.

The publication of the Digital Migration Regulations was accompanied by a Reasons Document on Digital Migration, detailing the process and ICASA‚Äôs reasoning. 

Back in 2008 when the Minister published the Digital Mig...
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Ownership and Control: Broadcasting

Posted by LA Thornton on Tuesday, January 12, 2010,
ICASA's discussion document on ownership and control can be found here.  Comments are due 19 Feb 2010.

ICASA states that the result of the process in respect of broadcasting services is a recommendation to the Minister to alter the limitations on control provisions set out in the EC Act.  You might recall that ICASA went through this same exercise in 2004 prior to the enactment of the EC Act.  It's recommendations were set out in a Position Paper on the Review of Ownership and Control of Broad...
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