Category Archives: DTT

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 [...]

DTT in Senegal to be completed end of 2019

Sidy Diagne, CEO at Excaf Telecom, which is the governments technical partner in Senegal believes that migration should be completed by the end of 2019. This period, which is several months ahead of International Telecommunication Union, set for June 2020, would result from government pressure on its technical partner. Of the 25 sites that the [...]

SES contributes to Ivory Coast’s digital migration

Ivory Coasts public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion has chosen SES as its digital collaborator in a move to meet Ivory Coasts 2020 aim to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, sharper picture and better sound, via the SES-4 satellite at [...]

7info news to launch on DTT in Ivory Coast

Optimum Media group will launch the 7info news channel on the national digital television platform, in Ivory Coast, by the end of 2019.  The partnership is between PôleAfrique.info and Optimum Media, where the launch of the television channel will be dedicated purely on providing news focused on the economic state of Ivory Coast, while still [...]

The digital switchover to be completed in Benin

The switchover to digital television is about to be done in Benin. According to the authorities, 28 of the 29 sites planned for the switchover are operational. The shift to digital terrestrial television covers more than 80% of the territory thanks to the equipment provided by StarTimes, the technical partner of the Beninese authorities. Officially, 14 of [...]

Senegal plans to cut the analog signal in September 2019

The Senegalese authorities want to cut the signal of analog television. The information was made public by Amadou Diop, Director General of Télédiffusion du Sénégal (TDS), the state body in charge of the transition from analogue to digital. “We are rescheduling the coverage, reworking the networks of redistribution decoders. We are preparing for the resumption [...]

Burkina Faso to end transmission of analogue television signals by November 2019

Burkina Faso plans to end the transmission of analogue television signals as from November 2019. This decision was taken during the first meeting of the Burkina Faso Broadcasting Corporation. This announcement, important in the migration process to digital television, launched 2 years ago, also marks the beginning of the commercialization of the set-top box. The [...]

SES signed 16 new FTA channels in Benin

The Republic of Benin and SES signed a new agreement, which will be providing 16 new FTA channels to viewers. Part of the deal, a number of HD channels will be aired in Benin, which will a first in HD channels, available over Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across Africa. According to Darius Quenum, Chairman of [...]