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Sibonelo Masondo (68) is a pensioner who loves sport on television and watching his favourite soccer teams play is the only thing he looks forward to every weekend.
But poor television signal at his village means Masondo is unable to fully enjoy the games. He is one of many South Africans living in remote parts of the country who are subjected to a poor quality TV picture and radio signal. This is one of the reasons South Africa has joined hundreds of other countries in moving from an analogue television signal to a more efficient digital terrestrial television (DTT) signal.
From the 1970s, when TV started in South Africa, the country used analogue signals and some broadcasters such as SABC TV and radio stations are still using this technology. Government is now in the process of making the transition to DTT and the Department of Communications has been tasked with ensuring all South Africans are able to make the switch.
Better quality TV and radio