The migration to digital TV is a huge programme to implement, but South Africa is well on its way. Cutting edge technology, set top boxes and broadcasting signals are currently being tested. 

Globally analogue signals will no longer be protected after 2015.

The aim is to kick off roll-out to the public during the first half of 2010 once the following is in place:

  • broadcasters have new channels ready to broadcast
  • STBs are in production and are available

To make sure we get it right first time, South Africa will be switching over to full digital broadcast in a phased manner, making sure everything is working properly as we go.

During the period of switch-over starting in 2010, you will be able to track when Digital TV will be in your area in the status block on this site. This function will only be available when going live with switch-over.