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Digital migration: UCC sued
Publish Date: Feb 18, 2014
Digital migration: UCC sued
UCC boss Godfrey Mutabazi
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By Vision Reporter

MOTV Africa Ltd has sued Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for breach of contract in relation to digital migration process.


The aggrieved company claims to have pioneered investment in digital broadcasting services in the country.It contends that it was licensed to that effect.

MOTV Africa Ltd DVB-T, a cheaper technology solution that could allow even the poor access digital broadcast services.
MOTV contends that the Government instead adopted DVB-T2 technology without notifying it and branded the earlier technology as outdated.

As result, MOTV says it lost market and other damages for which it demands over sh14b in compensation.

Government had set July 2011 as a switch-on date for digital TV services and December 2012 as a switch-off date for analogue TV broadcasting.

Government will roll out digital migration by December 2014 to replace analogue Television transmission, the executive director of Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) Godfrey Mutabazi has revealed.

This means that the broadcasters will shut down their analogue TV transmitters and only digital TV signal will be available thereafter.

The transition or switch from analogue television to digital television is referred to as digital migration.

TV set owners have been advised to purchase central box equipment also known as set- top-box to connect to analogue TV or buy new set of digital TV in order to receive television services.





 

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