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 tests of DTT will offer the local population the two channels of the public broadcasting group (ORTN), namely Télé Sahel and Tal TV. If these first tests are run smoothly, the regulator will allow a number, still unknown, private television to join national channels.
The completion rate of the migration process is not specified but it can be deduced from recent events that the transition is close to completion. At the end of 2016, around 50% of Niger’s territory was already equipped for DTT.