Digital switchover (DSO)

Digital switchover (DSO), otherwise known as digital migration, is one of the key challenges facing the broadcast industry at the present time, with the need to ensure that audiences, especially poorer and remote communities, have affordable and well-understood access to the new services.  But it also provides some of the greatest opportunities of the next few years in terms of offering a greater number of more diverse and richer services and more potential to involve the audience.

The AIB has produced a briefing note on the issues to be addressed. Click on DSO position paper to download this useful guide.

The 2015 deadline for the switching of television services from analogue to digital means that a great deal has to be accomplished very quickly.  The AIB is attending the CTO’s Digital Broadcast Switchover Forum Africa 2014 and engaging in the sharing of experiences and best practices.  We will report back, initially to our members and then to all our subscribers, on the information gathered and lessons learned from this forum.

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