Hardap and //Karas Regions next in-line for Analogue Switch Off

July 13, 2015, 1:57pm

Hardap and //Karas Regions next in-line for Analogue Switch Off


After successfully meeting and exceeding the ITU 17 June deadline target coverage of 67%, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation is carrying on with its Digital Terrestrial implementation and has now set its sights on the south of the country.

Both the Hardap and //Karas region residents, namely the towns of Mariental and Keetmanshoop as well as surrounding areas will be switched off on 26 July 2015. Inclusive of these towns, the broadcaster will also be switching off the areas of Tses and Berseba (Brukaros Transmitter), Stampriet and Bethanie. “We are proud of having exceeded the 67% population coverage and proudly boast our 70% coverage. We hope to fast track the process and bring digitalization to all Namibians!” commented new DTT Acting Commercial Manager, Ulysses Felix. 

The nbc herewith announces its 14 day countdown to the switch of as part of its consumer awareness campaign. Mobile sales teams will be in the aforementioned towns as of 21 July to 02 August 2015 at the following areas:

  • Keetmanshoop (Mini Magic Discounters)
  • Mariental (In front of Shoprite and Spar)
  • Stampriet (Village council )
  • Berseba ( Village council)
  • Tses ( Village council)
  • Bethanie ( Village Council)

Decoders are also available at the following outlets:

  1. All Furnmart stores
  2. NBC Keetmanshoop
  3. All Nampost offices
  4. Nyandi Investments(Keetmanshoop)
  5. Jackson Wholesale(Mariental)


Viewers in the areas of Keetmanshoop and Mariental and other surrounding villages are urged to buy their nbc digital decoders NOW for only N$199. Without an nbc digital decoder, viewers will no longer be able to watch analogue free-to-air television.

To purchase the nbc digital decoder, viewers need their 2014/15 TV license and ID. Pensioners, war veterans and persons living with a disability only pay N$99.50.