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South Africa confirms DVB-T2

21 January 2011
South Africa confirms DVB-T2

Following the recommendation by the South African Development Community (SADC) for the region to adopt DVB-T2, South Africa has confirmed its intention to implement the standard.

This latest announcement brings the number of countries that have adopted DVB-T2 to 21, with numerous other countries undergoing trials.

Phil Laven, DVB’s chairman, who was closely involved in the campaign to promote DVB over the competing Brazilian version of the Japanese ISDB-T standard commented, “The announcement of the decision by South Africa ends the uncertainty over which digital standard the country would implement. The move will allow the country to progress without delay with its migration to digital, which will benefit the people of South Africa. I firmly believe they have made the right choice which is also evidenced by the rapid take-up of DVB-T2 by other nations and which far exceeds anything achieved by competing standards over many years of effort.”

Peter Siebert, executive director, DVB said, “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all the DVB community that has worked tirelessly to bring about this positive announcement by South Africa. It is another great endorsement of this new second generation standard that is without doubt proving to be as successful as its predecessor.”

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 Following the recommendation by the South African Development Community (SADC) for the region to adopt DVB-T2, South Africa has confirmed its intention to implement the standard.

This latest announcement brings the number of countries that have adopted DVB-T2 to 21, with numerous other countries undergoing trials.

Phil Laven, DVB’s chairman, who was closely involved in the campaign to promote DVB over the competing Brazilian version of the Japanese ISDB-T standard commented, “The announcement of the decision by South Africa ends the uncertainty over which digital standard the country would implement. The move will allow the country to progress without delay with its migration to digital, which will benefit the people of South Africa. I firmly believe they have made the right choice which is also evidenced by the rapid take-up of DVB-T2 by other nations and which far exceeds anything achieved by competing standards over many years of effort.”

Peter Siebert, executive director, DVB said, “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all the DVB community that has worked tirelessly to bring about this positive announcement by South Africa. It is another great endorsement of this new second generation standard that is without doubt proving to be as successful as its predecessor.”

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