Category Archives: DTT

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 [...]

NBC launches DTT in Enugu, Nigeria

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) launched the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) which would enable the nation to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was present at the NTA Enugu premises where the Digital Switch Over (DSO) took place, promised to buy 10,000 set top boxes to be [...]

DSO in Nigeria supported by GOtv

Nigerias Federal Government to roll out DSO project in Enugu and Oshogbo as part of its commitment to transition from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Transmission across the nation. Mr. Ishaq Moddibo-Kawu, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said that the preparations for the launch in the two mentioned above states are close to [...]

Subsidised STBs deadline set in South Africa

The South African governments communications department has set a deadline of March 31 for registration to receive subsidised digital-terrestrial set-top boxes in the North West and Free State provinces. Qualifying households can register at their nearest Post Office. Communications department officials are currently taking registrations and supervising installations of decoders in the two provinces. The [...]

TNTSAT Africa claims as sole broadcaster of DTT signals in Mali

In Mali, while several media had talked about the vagueness over the choice of the company responsible for broadcasting TNT signals, TNTSAT Africa contacted the Ecofin Agency to clarify the situation. The company sent us a press release concerning the authorization received from the High Authority for Communication (HAC), the audiovisual regulator in Mali, making [...]

DTT in Ghana to roll out in March

The nationwide Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) switch will commence in March this year in Ghana, the Ministry of Communications has revealed. The Deputy Minister of Communications, Mr George Nenyi Andah, made the announcement during the official launch of the new Multichoice Ghana office in Accra last week. According to Mr Andah, the Ministry of Communications [...]

DTT coming soon to Niger

Niger will start testing, as of this month of January, digital television over a large part of its territory. The information was revealed by the African News Agency (APA). The country seems close to the end of its migration, having recently received a lot of equipment needed for digital broadcasting. According to APA, the first [...]

70% of Digital Migration completed in Burkina Faso

On December 28, 70% of the population of Burkina Faso switched to digital terrestrial television (DTT). The infrastructure installed for the project was commissioned by Sherif Sy, the High Representative of the Head of State. At the moment, fourteen channels are accessible via DTT signals. According to Rémi Fulgence Dandjinou, Burkinabe’s Minister of Communication, “the [...]

AfDB and EU to help Central African Republic realize its digital potential

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Union (EU) have decided to help the Central African Republic realize its digital potential. For this purpose, the two institutions will finance the construction of the national fiber backbone, a component of the Central Africa Backbone (CAB) project. The AfDB will donate 16.7 million euros to the [...]