EMedia Holdings

EMedia Holdings, the parent of e.tv and Openview, has filed papers in the high court to stop communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni from declaring a March 2022 date for analogue television switch-off, saying such a tight deadline is simply not feasible. The free-to-air broadcaster filed papers last month - before Ntshavheni reaffirmed an earlier commitment by President Cyril Ramaphosa to complete the switch-off by no later than March 2022. The filing followed evidence, in the form of a draft order, that the minister would set this as the date to complete the broadcasting digital migration project. eMedia have said the shortest possible time in which the project can be completed without causing serious harm to the broadcasting sector is 15 months.