BTV digital migration, what are the opportunities for Batswana

Lately state broadcaster Btv, has been announcing that it has gone digital, and that Batswana can now buy television sets that go with its digital technology, including decoders.

This is welcome indeed. We hope the digital migration process will not go the way of the Palapye Glass project, the Morupule B, the Francistown Stadium, National stadium, and the Gaborone international Airport, all of which incurred huge cost over-runs resulting from poor workmanship.

While we join in congratulating the Btv for successful digital migration, questions on the same are lingering.There still remains more questions than answers regarding the digital migration by Btv and what’s in store for Batswana, and potential investors in this technology.First off, the prices of the set-boxes(decoders) have not been announced nor have the public been informed as to where to find them. Issues such as what constitute digital TV set and what does not, also remain unanswered as thousands of TV sets owners remain in confusion as to whether they will have to throw away their hard earned TV sets or not.Btv has the duty to inform the public whether its digital migration also means the public will have to buy certain TV sets, as well as their costs.

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