Category Archives: DTT

Brazil supports Botswana in digital TV implementation

Brazil is providing technical support to Botswana as the only country in Africa to use the Japanese-Brazilian digital TV standard, the ISDB-T. In Brasilia, during a meeting of the two parties, was the exchange of information on acquisition and distribution of antennas and receivers for the new technology. In addition, Brazil proposed that Botswana send [...]

Nigeria missed June 2017 deadline for DSO

Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced that the switch off of analogue signal will be done when 95 percent of Nigerian will have access to Free Digital Television content. Commenting the DSO initiatives, Modibbo Kawu declared: “All Nigerians are entitled to access to information, irrespective of class, creed [...]

Nigeria need 35 million STB to complete DSO

The DG of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu declared that Nigeria will need 32 million Set Top Boxes (STB) to complete the digital switch over process. The STB costs US$ 45 and the commission had made a commitment of eight million units which is about US$ 8 million. The price is too high for the [...]

NBC in Nigeria commissioned 650 000 STBs

Mallam Isha’q Modibbo Kawu, the Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) revealed that the commission has acquired 650 000 set-top boxes worth $26 million for the pilot phase of the digital switch-over process in Nigeria. Kawu declared that the STBs will be available to Nigerians at the subsidized rate of US$ 4.77 to [...]

Former South African Communication Minister wins court battle for TV encryption

Faith Muthambi, the former South African Communication minister has won the case against e.tv to support non-encryption of set-top boxes. The conclusion of the case could now pave the way for the finalisation of the much-delayed digital-migration process. However, the new Communication Minister Ayanda Dlodlo backed the encryption of set-top boxes in line with ANC [...]

Zambia received equipment for DTT migration

New digital migration equipment for 36 sites and six provincial television stations arrived in Zambia. The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Godfrey Malama has reviewed and approved these pieces of equipment. It has been reported that the hardware comes from the Chinese contractor Star Software Technology. The Permanent Secretary declared that [...]

Burkina Faso select Eutelsat for its DTT transition

Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading operators of communications satellites. announced a new agreement with Société Burkinabè de Télédiffusion (SBT). This is a new step toward the digital migration process. The Eutelsat 3B satellite is already in action and delivers 20 channels on 35 digital transmitters all around the country. In addition to that [...]

Digital migration showing progress in South Africa

South Africa Department of Communications (DOC) has announced progress toward the digital migration for all households in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). According to Ayanda Dlodlo the DOC minister claims it to be the result of the new budget voted last week. The DTT deadline has been missed nonetheless. The government is still going into [...]

South Africa’s North West village welcomes the DTT campaign

The Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) campaign is moving towards the North-West border village of South Africa. Awareness will be raised regarding the new era of high-definition television through the DTT process, among residents in the village of Ramatlabama, near Mahikeng. A DTT Imbizo will be held on the border of Botswana and led by the [...]