Category Archives: DTT

Zimbabwe prepares digital broadcasting migration

A four-day training course on creative content creation took place in Zimbabwe for forty attendees to ready the migration of broadcasting services from analogue to digital.  The workshop covered script writing, editing, production, cinematography and other skills development courses required for the process to be carried out.  The director of the Zimbabwe Film and Television [...]

StarTimes to begin satellite TV project in rural areas in Nigeria

StarTimes, the Chinese firm offering direct-to-home pay TV services, brought its digital TV service to the locality of Hulumi, an underdeveloped rustic Nigerian community as part of its pilot project to provide satellite TV in five Nigerian villages. The project is the outcome of one of the resolutions of the 2015 summit of Forum On [...]

SA Government to switch to OTT by December 2018

Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, reaffirmed the new digital TV deadline for South Africa. The minister reiterated her commitment to have all South Africans migrating to digital television from analogue by December 2018.  She said, I have full appreciation of the impact that the digital migration project is set to have on the economy of this [...]

Digital TV migration to hit South Africa’s Free state

South Africas Free State province is lined up for the switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT). The governments communication department said the distribution of set-top-boxes, at a subsidised price, to communities in the Free State will come after the DTT awareness and registration campaigns. The campaigns started on the 7th of August [...]

Mufumbwe district in Zambia to get DTT soon

Government in Zambia will soon begin with the second phase of the Digital Migration National Roll Out Project. This would include the installation of a digital migration site in Mufumbwe District in North Western Province. During the phase one of the programme, towns along the line of rail from Chililambombwe to Kalomo have been given [...]

GOtv to contribute to Nigeria’s Digital Migration

John Ugbe, Managing Director at MultiChoice Nigeria, gave a testimony during the Pay TV subscribers award ceremony. He said the company is excited about the part GOtv plays in the strategy for the digital switch over in Nigeria. Ugbe added It is a true testament of our vision to transform the pay television landscape in [...]

DTT coming to Kwara in Nigeria

Stakeholders of the long awaited digital switch over (DSO) in Nigeria are putting finishing touches for the take-off in Kwara, bringing it to life. In March, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), had listed six states from different geo-political zones of the country for the DSO. The listed states are Kaduna in North-West, Kwara in North [...]

Minister Dlodlo meets broadcasters on DTT

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo met with broadcasters on July 6, following the June 8 court ruling on digital migration. The meeting was held with broadcasters SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation), Etv, StarSat and other stakeholders of the digital terrestrial television (DTT) programme. The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said June 8 Constitutional Court ruling [...]

Ghana switching to DTT in 2018

Ghana would not switch off from analogue television in September 2017, as promised, but in 2018 instead.  The Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who announced this at a two-day National Forum on Content and Digital Migration in Accra, said the government is planning to get a consultant to review the entire process before the process [...]

ITS incorporates 30 channels to aid DSO process in Nigeria

Rotimi Salami, engineer and General Manager at the Integrated Television Service (ITS), Nigerian Television Authority, recently spoke about how ITS has incorporated 30 channels to help DSO exercise and the numerous job opportunities it would bring to Nigerians when fully launched.  Salami said they have deployed 30 channels Free to Air which were approved by [...]