Category Archives: DTT

Thomson Broadcast to protect Malian public broadcaster DTT deployment

Viaccess-Orca, an Orange group company and world leader in OTT and TV platforms, content protection and advanced data solutions announced that the Malian Broadcast and Broadcast Corporation (SMTD) West Africa opted for VO System-Free Conditional Access (CAS) to secure its Pay-TV platforms as part of a nationwide government initiative to roll out digital terrestrial television [...]

StarTimes completes DTV project for 1000 Nigerian villages

The Nigerian federal government awarded the Chinese pay-TV company StarTimes a certificate of satisfaction when it completed its digital TV project for 1,000 Nigerian villages. The project supported by the Chinese government is based on one of the resolutions of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation of 2015, during which the Chinese [...]

GOtv extends its channel offer

Digital terrestrial pay-TV provider GOtv, announced plans to enlarge GOtv Maxs customer content offering in November with the addition of exciting new channels. As of November 13, the company said in a statement  that customers of the GOtv Max package could enjoy four new channels, namely: TNT Africa, Discovery ID, Da Vinci Kids and Cartoon [...]

NBC in Nigeria to switch off analogue signal in 2020

The National Broadcasting Commission reports that plans are underway to begin analogue switch-off in six localities, starting with Abuja next year.The Commission also announced that the federal government will issue a new timeline and schedule for the Digital Switch Over. Speaking at the 72nd General Assembly of Nigerian Broadcasting Organizations in Lagos, NBC General Manager [...]

DTT process set to start in Togo

The digital migration process in Togo will finally begin and the announcement was made last Friday by the parliament. The government voted on the current law regarding the legal regime applicable to audiovisual communications, which provides the legal framework for the creation of a digital global television platform. Eventually the text plans the creation of [...]

40% DTT coverage achieved in Ivory Coast

The government in Ivory Coast has announced that 40% of the country has now been equipped with DTT signals. The information was disclosed by Yeo Adama, Director General of the Ivorian Broadcasting Company (IBC) during a press conference in Abidjan. “We already covered 25% of the population. Currently, we have installed infrastructure in Bouaflé region. [...]

Insufficient funds delay Digital Switch Over project in Nigeria

Thirteen years after the approbation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Federal Government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which has frustrated its take-off in the country. During an inspection of facilities at Gospell Digital Technology (GDT) factory at Calabar Free Zone [...]

Private televisions will have to pay 75 million FCFA per year to air their program on the DTT platform in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, private televisions will have to pay 75 million CFA francs of annual fees to broadcast their programs on the DTT platform. For two years now, discussions have been taking place in the steering committee of the DTT, compared to the cost of the fee that must pay the private television, to appear [...]

African Movie Channel Series return to StarTimes

African Movie Channel has launched the African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) on the StarTimes platforms. AMC Series is a premium 24-hour African entertainment channel, showcasing TV soaps, comedy and drama mainly from Nigeria as well as from all over Africa.  AMC Series viewers will also have exclusive access to various AMC in-house productions like [...]

The digital migration in Zambia delayed by cash flow problem of partner TopStar

In Zambia, the digital migration could be delayed by cash flow problems of TopStar, the country’s technical partner. A source within TopStar Communications, under condition of anonymity, told ITWeb Africa that the company is battling to raise enough revenue to sustain its operation and even begin to repay the loan adding that the company [...]