The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra) says the ongoing migration from analogue to digital broadcasting will provide opportunities for Malawians.
Macra digital migration advisor Benson Tembo made the statement during a media orientation on digital migration.
Tembo said the introduction of digital migration will improve the lives of people in Malawi by giving them new opportunities to do business.
“This will successfully help people in the country including the viewers of Malawi’s programs,” he said.
He called on the general public to buy decoders which will enable them to watch local television stations.
He said that the decoders will be readily available in most parts of the country.
The program will start in Mzuzu and it is expected that by July 1 this year people who do not have recommended decoders will not be able to access local television stations, unless they use other decoders which source their signals from satellite.