Malawi may fully migrate to digital terrestrial television (DTT) from analogue by December 2015 after failing to completely switch over last Wednesday, Ministry of Information, Tourism and Civic Education has said.
This comes after the country failed to meet the September 30 deadline as agreed by broadcasters during their meeting with Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) officials.
Secretary for Information, Tourism and Civic Education Justin Saidi said in an interview on Sunday there are indications the country might fully switchover by December when everything will be in place.
He said: “Malawi is still in the process of fully migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting. We are also considering the people out there. If we completely switch off, other people will not be able to watch television.”
Saidi said Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (Saba) last week called for a meeting in Rwanda to discuss the way forward on digital migration and officials.
Officials from Malawi Digital Broadcast Network Limited (MDBNL)attended the meeting.