Malawi Blast: MALAWI SWITCHES OFF ANALOGUE, MIGRATES TO DIGITAL




MALAWI SWITCHES OFF ANALOGUE, MIGRATES TO DIGITAL

Posted by Peter M. Allan on 27 Mar 2021, 10:47:45 in Digital Tech



Malawi has completely shut down Analogue Broadcasting and has swiftly migrated to Digital Broadcasting Service.

The official switching off exercise took place at Liwonde in Machinga where the Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako, conducted the switch.

Kazako said the migration to Digital will open up more opportunities for Malawian broadcasters to expand the broadcasting industry to its full potential.

"The official switch off for Analogue will help the broadcasting industry to become more innovative and creative," said Kazako.

President of the Association for Content Providers in Malawi, Pastor Charles Thangalimodzi, has hailed Government for switching off Analogue to Digital. He however asked the Government to consider removing taxes on television equipment.

According to Macra Technical Advisor on Digital Migration, Benson Tembo, the complete switch off from Analogue will create more space for broadcasting stations to have their frequency on the spectrum.

The Government of Malawi signed the International Telecommunications Union in 2006 to migrate from Analogue to Digital. But the Government of Malawi initiated the process in 2010. In 2016 the country started switching to Digital in the Northern and Eastern Regions .

Peter M. Allan is a writer, communicator, journalist , computer programmer and founder of malawiblast.com , pa4ways.com and chanco-punch.com. He graduated from University of Malawi, Chancellor College with Bachelor of Arts Communication and Cultural Studies. On free time he likes reading, coding, writing, travelling and playing football. You can reach him through peterallan512@gmail.com .

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