DIGITAL SIGNALS OFFER BETTER PICS
Digital broadcast signals offer viewers a superior picture and sound quality and offers more content compared to analogue. Analogue broadcasts require large bandwidths to transmit sound and picture. In January last year, some media houses were unsuccessful in obtaining court orders to freeze the analogue switch off. On several occasions the disgruntled broadcasters moved to court and thwarted government attempts to switch to digital broadcasting. They cited unfair competition, alleging that if the switchoff was effected as planned, they risked losing billions of shillings in investments on their analogue frequencies.