Category Archives: DTT

South Africa review its DTT delivery model

The Department of Communications in South Africa is currently revising its digital migration delivery model. The new delivery model will see government step completely back from the procurement, warehousing, transport and installation of set-top boxes (STBs) and adopt a more market/retail-driven approach that will remove much of the public sectors risk in the project. In [...]

DSO in Nigeria enter new phase with Inview software

The Digital Switchover (DSO) in Nigeria, known as Free TV has continued its roll out across the nation by successfully launching in Kwara and Kaduna states. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) switched on Digital Terrestrial Television transmission in Kwara state on 20th December, 2017 and in Kaduna state on 22nd December, 2017. The ceremony in [...]

Muchinga province in Zambia all set for DTT transition

The Permanent Secretary of Muchinga, Bright Nundwe said, the province is ready to drift from analogue to digital due to the works on the modern television transmission site in Chinsali district of Muchinga province has forged ahead. The main motive for the construction of the modern television transmission site is to ameliorate the signal for [...]

129000 STB to face total blackout in Nigeria

Digital TV migrants in Jos the capital of the Plateau state face a total blackout of their STB distributed by the government. The number of devices affected by this catastrophe is up to 420000. These STB were distributed for free at the dawn of digital migration in Nigeria. Commissioner for Information and Communication Nazif Muhammad [...]

Nigeria needs 30 million STBS for digital switchover completion

The news has been revealed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Thirty million set-top boxes will be required to complete the digital switch over (DSO) process in Nigeria. During transition, billions of naira (Nigerian currency) will be involved for the set-top boxes (STBs) in the process, according to Mallam Is’haq Modibo Kawu, the Director General of [...]

Rlg to manufacture STBs for Ghana

Rlg Limited, the technology company in Ghana, has recently bagged the contract of the manufacture of Set Top Boxes (STBs) for the country. This new development is in view of the upcoming deadline of the Digital Switch Over (DSO). Following the start of local production of STBs in Ghana, the sale and distribution of Digital [...]

The digital transition campaign shifted to Bela-Bela in Limpopo

The digital transition is still making its way in the South Africa. An awareness campaign has been held about the digital migration process by Faith Muthambi, the Minister of Communications, for the distribution of linear television content in the rural village of Rapotokane in Bela-Bela, in Limpopo. Also, the digital migration awareness campaign at Rapotokane [...]

StarTimes introduces DTT platform in Daura in Nigeria

The Chinese pay TV operator StarTimes is expanding its DTT platform in Daura in Katsina State in Nigeria. Subscribers will now be able to enjoy educative and entertaining programmes under different TV Stations, namely NTA Hausa farin wata TV, Dadin Kowa, Liberty TV and others.   Viewers in Daura will also have access to programmes [...]

Mozambique to miss the set date for DTT

Carlos Mesquita, the Mozambican Minister of Transport and Communications announced that Mozambique will miss the set date, which is 32 December 2016, between the countries of southern Africa for the transition from analogue to digital transmission. Speaking to Radio Mocambique, the state broadcaster, the minister said that on 1 January, 2017 Mozambique will have about [...]