SA unlikely to complete digital migration by 2011

South Africa is unlikely to meet its November 2011 digital broadcasting deadline, unless the government received more assistance from industry participants, a top official said on Thursday.
Speaking at a summit on set-top box manufacturing, Deputy Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, said that the country had already missed its 50 per cent digital broadcasting coverage target for the end of this financial year, and was currently only covering around 33 per cent.
As such, she said, South Africa was unlikely to make its 80 per cent coverage target for 2010, and its 100 per cent coverage target for 2011, if it did not receive assistance from industry participants.