Category Archives: DTT

StarTimes to ink DTT agreement with Sao Tome and Principe government

After negotiations began in early September, the Chinese group StarTimes would have reached an agreement with the government of Sao Tome and Principe a few days ago to deal with the country’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. Negotiations focused on financing the country’s technological transition, but it is doubtful that StarTimes also had to [...]

Inview is to provide middleware for the DSO in Ethiopia

Inview Technology announced that it has been selected by Set-Top Box manufacturers (Tana and Hi-Tech) and endorsed by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) to be the sole middleware provider for the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) migration in Ethiopia. EBA has planned to manufacture and distribute up to 5 million set-top boxes in Ethiopia for the [...]

Zambia acquires 500000 for DTT

Zambia has broken a record in Africa by being the first country to successfully get hold of 500 000 decoders for the digital migration process. According to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Kampanba Mulenga, said that 50000 decoders were sold in one day through the Yafika campaign. Mulenga briefed SADCs delegates on communication [...]

Nigerian Government restated commitment to DSO

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, spoke about the initiatives the government is establishing for the digital switch over. He mentioned that the DSO is well underway. Since the launch of the DSO pilot scheme in Jos in 2016, the government has rolled out in the Federal Capital Territory.  Mr. Lai Mohammed [...]

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 [...]