he migration of television broadcasts from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) has cost South Africa just less than R8.5 billion and is projected to cost a further R929 million until 2018.
The state agencies that have received funding to implement the new-format TV are signal distributor Sentech (R2.3 billion); public broadcaster the SABC (R2.3 billion); the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa) (R1.6 billion), which is tasked with bringing information and communication technology (ICT) to all; and the Universal Service and Access Fund (Usaf ) (R1.5 billion), which funds ICT projects.
Analysis shows that a significant amount of the money that has been spent so far has been a waste because of delays in the DTT process.
So, where does all this money go and what caused the delays?
THE STORY OF DTT