TV viewers will incur a once-off cost to buy a Set Top Box. The free-to-air channels such as SABC and e.tv will continue to be available for free - no subscription fee will be charged. You will still be required to pay your TV licence.
The final price of the STB is still to be determined. Consumers will be informed in due course once STBs have been developed, is available to market and the purchase price has been determined.
CAN'T AFFORD IT?
Government is also developing a Scheme for Ownership Support (SOS) to support poor families that are unable to afford STBs. Once the details of the scheme has been finalised and the scheme is ready to be rolled out, consumers will be informed on criteria for qualification and the application process.