While the West had already begun this process several years ago, the issue of digital migration in Africa has rarely been discussed or taken into account, except in rare countries such as South Africa.

The end of analogue broadcasting and the production of dedicated equipment are likely to give rise to serious problems in Africa such as: problems of maintaining infrastructures which remain analogue and the further ‘Balkanisation’ of African production, etc.

In addition, the move to digital broadcasting brings with it other crucial challenges regarding regulation planning, pluralism of information, media development and access for all to new digital equipment, and increasing dependency beyond national borders in the sector. 

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