SENTECH Enables Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) for the Ngqeleni Community

Saturday, 18 February 2017


For Immediate Release 


SENTECH Enables Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) for the Ngqeleni Community     


SENTECH, the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor, fulfilled its mandate by concluding its DTT infrastructure installation process of the 178 transmitter stations nationwide and a Direct-To-Home (DTH) broadcasting infrastructure to ensure 100% DTT access for all South African citizens. 


The migration from analogue to digital television enables ordinary South Africans, such as the Ngqeleni community to access a wider range of free-to-air channels with high quality picture and clearer sound, irrespective of their geographical location.  Other value adds include broadcasting in indigenous languages.


SENTECH’s site in Ngqeleni is one of the four new green field sites which were established for DTT.  The construction commenced in January 2014 and was completed in March 2015.


The Ngqeleni site is fully operational and currently services SABC 1, 2, 3; and Tru FM. Further coverage to the Ngqeleni community is transmitted through SENTECH’s Mthatha site for the community to reach Umhlobo Wenene, Ukhozi and Lesedi FM.



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For further information:

Olebogeng Ndou / / 072 627 4172


Issued on Behalf of SENTECH by:

Milisa Kentane

SENTECH Spokesperson