Category Archives: DTT

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 [...]

BMS proposes turnkey solutions for DTT in Africa backed by Rohde & Schwarz

Broadcasting Media Solutions, a subsidiary of Groupe Sipromad, provided an exclusive interview for NexTV News Africa during the NexTV CEO Africa 2018 conference at the Hilton Resort & Spa, Mauritius. The CEO of BMS, Khiran Kheerodhur elaborated on the activities of BMS on the African continent and how the partnership they have with Rohde & [...]

Free Digital signals for Samburu households

Sixty households in Samburu County locked out after the analogue to digital TV migration will soon receive free digital set top boxes. The digital TV project for Kenya is being implemented by the ministry of Information, Communication and Technology on behalf of the government of Kenya and Star times Software Technologies on behalf of the [...]

TSTV to start the sale of new Decoder

TSTV Africa launched its activities last year. The company has announced on their social media platform the beginning of the sales of Dexterity decoder. According to TSTVs Instagram page, Dexterity decoder sales will start soon once we have completed our ongoing nationwide tests and full integration of our data hubs nationwide. We can guarantee everyone [...]

StarTimes made a new move for the DSO in Zambia

StarTimes has handed over 2 Outside Broadcast Vans to the Zambian Government. The vans will be used to upgrade the outside live broadcasting capability of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), which will enable the national TV station to obtain, edit and transmit high definition signals in real time at outside events. The vans are part [...]

GOtv Zambia granted DTT network license

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has granted GOtv Zambia limited a private signal distributor network licence, authorising the company to install and operate a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network. The Regulator said the company has been in operation in Zambia since 2011 and has secured approximately 85% urban coverage. ZICTA manager for [...]

African Union of Broadcasting prioritises Digital Migration

Rwanda hosted the General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB). The assembly started with a forum for journalists, which took place on March 12-13, and drew communication ministers and chief executives from all over the continent. The New Times Julius Bizimungu caught up with Grégoire Ndjaka, the director general of AUB, who shared insights on what [...]

Web TV dedicated to African digital will launch in Morocco

The group of advertisers in Morocco (GAM) will launch in April, in collaboration with Smart Studio, a digital content production platform, a web TV dedicated to digital in Africa. Called African Digital TV, the channel, whose creation was discussed at the last African Digital Summit held in February in Casablanca, will broadcast, initially, four weekly [...]

STBs will not be encrypted in SA

South Africas Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has confirmed that the countrys shift to digital TV broadcasting will not mean an enforced encryption on DTT set-top boxes. The current government policy is non-encryption. Thus far, 1.5-million set-top boxes have been ordered and approximately 850,000 were delivered, said a spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the Minister. Kubayi-Ngubanes [...]

Nigeria to establish biggest FTA TV platform

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria is building Africas biggest and most lucrative Free to Air TV platform as part of the ongoing transition from analogue to digital TV. With over 24 million TV households, and being the capital of African creativity in Music and Film, I am now more [...]