Category Archives: DTT

The digital switchover to be completed in Benin

The switchover to digital television is about to be done in Benin. According to the authorities, 28 of the 29 sites planned for the switchover are operational. The shift to digital terrestrial television covers more than 80% of the territory thanks to the equipment provided by StarTimes, the technical partner of the Beninese authorities. Officially, 14 of [...]

Senegal plans to cut the analog signal in September 2019

The Senegalese authorities want to cut the signal of analog television. The information was made public by Amadou Diop, Director General of Télédiffusion du Sénégal (TDS), the state body in charge of the transition from analogue to digital. “We are rescheduling the coverage, reworking the networks of redistribution decoders. We are preparing for the resumption [...]

Burkina Faso to end transmission of analogue television signals by November 2019

Burkina Faso plans to end the transmission of analogue television signals as from November 2019. This decision was taken during the first meeting of the Burkina Faso Broadcasting Corporation. This announcement, important in the migration process to digital television, launched 2 years ago, also marks the beginning of the commercialization of the set-top box. The [...]

SES signed 16 new FTA channels in Benin

The Republic of Benin and SES signed a new agreement, which will be providing 16 new FTA channels to viewers. Part of the deal, a number of HD channels will be aired in Benin, which will a first in HD channels, available over Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across Africa. According to Darius Quenum, Chairman of [...]

DTT deployment in Ivory Coast will begin in February

The distribution of digital terrestrial television (DTT) will begin in Ivory Coast in February in the Abidjan region. During a ceremony, the Minister of Communication and Media, Sidiki Tiémoko Touré, declared, The definitive launch of digital terrestrial television is expected for February 8, 2019. The airing of DTT signals in the Abidjan area follows the [...]

Benin to complete its DTT in June 2019

In Benin, the entire national territory could benefit from digital terrestrial television no later than June 2019. This was implied by Patricia Codjia, member of the steering committee for the transition to DTT. “Digital terrestrial television is already a reality in Benin. We are in the extension phase of the network. The entire population could [...]

Niger to deploy DTT officially in December

Digital terrestrial television (DTT) is already operational in Niamey, declared Abdoulaye Coulibaly, chairman of the National Technical Committee for Digital (CTN). “DTT is now a reality in Niger. And by the end of December, its official launch will take place with a free distribution of decoders by the authorities.”, he declared in a statement. According [...]

DTT rolling out in Free State

According to a government press release, the Department of Communications has sped up to deliver digital migration benefits to residents of the Free State by teaming up with broadcasters including e.tv, the SABC, MultiChoice and Star Sat. Officials will be present across the Free State province to educate the public about digital migration as the [...]