Audiovisual: The Transition From Analog To Digital In The Dark

8 years, 3 months ago - August 31, 2013
The picture quality of your TV must change. Analog broadcasting was shut down on 31 December, making the TV antennas obsolete, yielding place to digital, forcing the audience to use digital cameras. But the big zap might not take place, because for the moment, it is unclear.

"We had indeed put an end to the analog broadcasting on 31 December , but we are waiting for a political decision. However, it seems difficult to meet the deadline , " says one to the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) . It was in 2009 , at the meeting of Ministers of Information of the Southern African Development Company ( SADC) that the resolution had been taken to implement each member state to put an end to analog broadcasting by the date. Mauritius is a member of this organization , she joined the resolution.
While it is undeniable that digital broadcasting is installed in Mauritius, there is however still a lot of fans to convert. Approximately 75 to 80 % of households in Mauritius are equipped with a digital box. They capture TV images digitally. We are talking about satellite channels and channels of the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation ( MBC ), which are broadcast in digital .
The remaining homes, numbering about 75,000 , still always rely on images captured by the MBC conventional antennas. Bring these viewers to buy a housing cost on average Rs 1,000 by December seems to be a particularly difficult task. A fortiori , when we know that there is not as much of packages available on the local market and it will be impossible to import as much in a short time span .
"We started very early with digital broadcasting , in 2005 , well before many African countries. But we never imposed deadline . Maybe we were a little lazy , "suggests our source.If the government decides to ignore the time of SADC, it can always be aligned with that of COMESA , which expires in June 2014 or on that of the International Telecommunication Union , which ends June 17, 2015 .

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