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NBC to start second phase at the coast

Albertus Aochamub, Director General, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation and his team are ready for the second phase of Analogue Switch Off (ASO) for the coastal towns. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).

The second phase of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Analogue Switch Off (ASO) is set to affect the areas of Swakopmund, Walvisbay, Arandis and parts of Hentiesbay as of 29 March. The transmitter assigned for switch off is the Rossing transmitter.

The public is urged to take note that the areas of Omaruru, Karibib, and Usakos are covered by the Erongo transmitter and will not be affected in this phase of the ASO just yet. NBC informs the public on its endeavour to switch off the various towns in phases in its efforts to meet the international deadline of 17 June 2015 set by the International Telecommunications Union for all SADC countries.
Ochert Jansen, DTT Manager, NBC said that they as the NBC are already five months ahead of the deadline date, thus far and they have run a successful first phase switch off and have run a relevant education campaign to the masses and provided customer care centres to offer solutions to their clients.
The 14 day switch off countdown will commence on 15 March and TV license mobile sales teams will be in the coastal towns as from 22 March in the following areas, Swakopmund Shoprite, Walvis Bay Shoprite, Arandis Community Hall and Hentisbay Community Hall.
NBC therefore encourages the residents of these towns to purchase their decoders for a once off payment of N$199.

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