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An Exploration of the Benefits of Migration to Digital Broadcasting (Published)

The paper was an exploration of the various benefits derivable from the migration to digital broadcasting. Using the critical review approach, the paper argued that the migration to digital broadcasting comes with numerous benefits. The benefits as noted by Plum and others include an increase in the capacity of broadcast transmission networks by improving spectrum efficiency (i.e. more data can be transmitted per unit bandwidth), provision of better signal quality which increases robustness to interference and picture degradation, the support of HD services and interactivity, potential reduction in transmission network energy usage, the implementation of single frequency networks (SFNs) instead of the independent parallel networks which are common in analogue broadcasting, the take-up of digital TV is likely to boost sales of TV sets and digital video recordersto positive upstream benefits in terms of increased time spent watching TV and greater demand for digital contents in a competitive multi-channel, multi-platform environment, DTT provides opportunities for terrestrial broadcasters to address the challenges posed by pay TV operators and the Internet. Based on these benefits, it was recommended that governments and other relevant agencies and organisations should intensify their awareness and compliance campaigns to properly enlighten the public and herald comp

Keywords: Benefits of Migration, Digital Broadcasting, Digital TV, Network Energy