Some 100 broadcasting policymakers and executives from the Commonwealth and other countries met in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2015 which took place on the 17 – 19 February 2015. Held for the tenth consecutive year, the event has been a major contributor to the global effort to migrate analogue broadcasting systems to more spectrum-efficient digital platforms, with discussions focused on challenges faced by Commonwealth countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Key topics discussed during the event included:
  • Enabling regulatory environments for digital terrestrial television
  • Multi-screen content delivery and the impact on fixed and wireless data networks
  • Investment opportunities in infrastructure and content development
  • Partnership models for broadcasters and data network operators.

In addition to government and civil society representatives from 21 countries, a wide range of organisations also took part in the event, including international and regional organisations (e.g. International Telecommunication Union, International Finance Corporation) and major signal carriers (e.g. Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat).

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