May 26, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Here’s how to tell if you will be affected by the digital TV migration

Households receiving television signals from services such as DStv, StarSat and OpenView HD and households with smart digital TVs will not be affected by the switch from analogue to digital television.

The ministry said this with Communications and Digital Technologies, which on Wednesday called on eligible low-income households to apply for a government grant to migrate from analog to digital TV by the end of March.

“If you own a smart digital TV and in If you live in an area with digital terrestrial network coverage, you do not need an additional decoder and are not affected by the analogue switch-off.

“If the operating instructions say digital tuner, you have a digital television . Make sure your TV is connected via an external Ultra High Frequency (UHF); Conduct a manual or automatic channel scan to test whether your TV can pick up digital channels,” the department said.

Households with incomes of less than R3,500 a month can one Free TV decoders will have access to 19 music, education and news channels after migration in March, provided they provide the required documentation, including identity documents, proof of residence and bank statements.

Eligible Households can apply for a government-subsidized TV decoder from SA Post.