Digital TV station planned for 'less affluent' SA communities

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 04-07-2012

South Africans living in rural areas may soon be able to watch TV channels that were previously inaccessible.

According to the Sowetan, Siyaya Free To Air has been granted a digital terrestrial TV testing licence that will enable it to develop and test a satellite TV station that would reach rural areas.

Siyaya vice chairman Kgosi Nyalala Pilane said: "We want to reach out to the less affluent communities." He added that the station was aimed at reaching the communities that have not had access to digital satellite TV.

The station will have eight channels, including SABC and