State to subsidise poor for digital TV

2012-12-28 15:13

Government will subsidise decoders for 5 million poor households by R490, 70% of the R700 that other homes will pay when the country migrates to digital terrestrial television (DTT).

Poor households include those with a monthly income of R3 200, are dependent on social grants, or pay the R70 concessionary SABC TV licence for the indigent and pensioners.

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