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Cameroon – Technology: Announced since 2015, the switch to Digital Terrestrial Television is still a myth!

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Written by Deckson N.

18 months have passed and the general public has not changed at all its consumption habits.

It was in 2015 that the switchover to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Cameroon was announced. From July 2015 to January 2017, as the daily Le Jour publishes on 10 January 2017, it is already 18 months, and still nothing. “For the general public, Digital Terrestrial Television remains a myth,” the paper writes.

To this must be added that the consumption habits of the Cameroonian viewers remain the same, while the authorities had mentioned a profound transformation in the audiovisual industry “with in particular the appearance of new jobs, the increase of the¬†Audiovisual production, better image and sound quality “.

There was also talk of obtaining a decoder by households wishing to use their old television sets. However, it is noted that these old TV sets are still used. And the announced prerequisites seem still to be ineffective.

However, a device to receive the free channels of Digital Terrestrial Television is sold by an individual. This device includes a digital decoder sold at 10 000 FCFA and a rake antenna sold at the same price. Its market is limited exclusively to Yaounde, unique city where DTT is in the testing phase, “the paper writes.

In fact, it should be emphasized that the Government, according to sources, is still testing its public bouquet in nearly 1,000 households in the capital city.

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