Category Archives: DTT

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 [...]

Ivory Coast to complete digital migration by 2020

In Ivory Coast, Sidi Tiémoko Touré (photo), the Minister of Communication launched, on August 8, the construction work of the national network of digital terrestrial television (DTT). The event took place in the building from which Ivorian Broadcasting Radio (RTI) was broadcasting in Abobo. ”I’m happy to start the work. He is pleased to see [...]

Minister summons DSO stakeholders to dig deeper into content analysis in Nigeria

The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has tasked stakeholders in the Digital Switch Over (DSO) to carry out a detailed research to understanding consumers preferred content and means of delivering it. Mohammed who tasked the DSO stakeholders in Lagos yesterday on content delivery, at the opening of the Creative Nigeria Summit 2018 [...]

Zimbabwe missed ITU DTT deadline by 3 years

Zimbabwe failed to meet the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline to migrate from analogue broadcasting to digital since June 2015. The digitalization project which is under the jurisdiction of the Broadcasting Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) and being rolled out by Transmedia brought so much excitement across the country but the flame has blown out due [...]

StarTimes to provide 10,000 villages in Africa with satellite TV

StarTimes is in the process of providing 10,000 villages in Africa with satellite television sets in its bid to improve access to information on the continent. Group President of StarTimes, Pang Xingxing said the company is committed to ensuring Africa is digitally switched on in this era of smart technology. In the shortest time possible, [...]

StarTimes to launch digital TV project in Zambia

Zambia partnered with StarTimes to launch a funded digital television project which will see 500 villages in the southern African nation access satellite television services. The project, part of the Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages, is undertaken by StarTimes Group, and will be completed in the country by the end of 2018. [...]

StarTimes to roll out digital TV project for 800 villages in Kenya

Kenya and China have partnered to launch a digital project that will see 800 villages across the East African nation get access to satellite television services. The Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communication Technologies, Joe Mucheru declared, “The two governments are fully committed towards the project and have put in place elaborate structures to ensure [...]

SES committed to support the African continent to roll out the DSO project

Clint Brown, VP Sales and Market Development at SES, provided NexTV News with interesting insights about SESs operations in Africa. SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with over 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 16 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).  In [...]