Category Archives: DTT

Nigeria to complete DSO by the end of first 2018 quarter

Despite statements announcing a migration very soon, Nigeria is not really ready to switch to digital television. This can be inferred from recent statements by Lai Mohammed (photo), the Minister of Information and Culture. “The project requires huge capital and Nigeria is just coming out of the recession. The government must therefore prioritize its programs. [...]

Nigeria gets ready for DSO in the whole country

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigerian Information and Culture Minister, said that the digital switch over of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for the whole country would soon be ready. He added the switch over would be done in phases due to the huge capital outlay of the project. The minister, who was accompanied by the Chairman, [...]

South Africa’s DA strongly reiterates calls for STB probes

The Democratic Alliance (DA) requested a probe into the procurement processes of the government sponsored Set-top-boxes. The DAs MP and telecoms and postal services shadow minister, Marian Shinn, wants to shed light on the dark spots revolving around STBs procurement within South Africa.  According to Shinn, the DA has once again written to, the public [...]

New actors commended for the DTT deployment in South Africa

The DTT is seeing new actors collaborating for the smooth running and completion of the DTT project in South Africa. The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the South African Post Office, Sentech, ICASA and the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa have been entrusted with the digital migration of South African citizens [...]

DTT to be available end of January 2018 in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, the migration to digital TV could be effective by the end of January 2018. This was revealed by Remis Fulgance Dandjinou (photo), the Burkinabe Minister of Communication, invited on October 28 to “Direct Antenna” broadcast of Burkina Faso broadcasting. Faced with journalists from public radio, the minister first explained the reasons for [...]

DTT on track in Zambia with 60% of work completed

The TopStar Sales Director, Cliff Sichone said over 60% work has been done on Zambias DSO project. Sichone said that the country is set to switch off from analogue to digital transmission by December 31, 2017. So far all the provincial centers and surrounding towns have already switched to Digital Terrestrial Television from analogue television. [...]

Filmbox expands in Africa with Bleusat

Global media company SPI International/Filmbox has recently signed a multi-channel distribution agreement with Bleusat which is a DTT operator in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. After operating its activities in Eastern Europe, SPI/Filmbox is targeting again the African market. SPI international/Filmbox has frequently been expanding its distribution across the African continent. Filmbox is providing services [...]

DTT to bring 12 TV stations to Zimbabwe

Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN), is aiming for a television broadcasting licence once the Zimbabwean Government completes digitisation. Upon completion of the DSO, the country will see 12 TV stations operating in the country. ZTN’s executive producer, Elton Mjanana said, “The ZTN team has been busy working on different types of productions not only targeting the [...]