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Kenya orders analogue, digital TV to operate together

The Kenyan Supreme Court ordered the analogue and digital TV platforms to run concurrently for the time being enabling Kenyan broadcasters Nation Media Group (NMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Standard Group (SG) to legally broadcast on analogue frequencies. The decision came after Kenyas digital migration deadline of December 31 was suspended after an application [...]

Kenya sells 2 mn STBs ahead of analogue switch-off date

Over two million set-top boxes (STBs) have so far been sold in Nairobi and its environs, as Kenya inches towards December 31 digital television migration deadline. There is a huge number of people who actually migrated to digital framework long time ago because they bought the pay-TV set-top boxes through MultiChoice and others, said Fred [...]

Ivory Coast bans analogue TV import

West African country, Ivory Coast, has imposed a ban on the import, sale and marketing of analogue television sets in the country in order to give a boost to the countrys digital migration project. Minister of Communication Affoussiata Bamba-Lamine commented, The passing over to digital technology is an important challenge and a great stake in [...]

Uganda to roll out digital migration in December 2014

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has announced that the government will shut down analogue TV transmitters by December 2014 as part of the digital migration roll out. By December 31, 2014 Uganda should have achieved footprints of digital migration. The purpose is to mitigate any challenges that may arise before June 2015 which is the [...]

Zanzibar dissatisfied with digital migration process

Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives have expressed dissatisfaction with the analogue-to-digital migration project in the semi-autonomous region of Tanzania and have advised the government to review the contract awarded to AGAPE Associates of Dar es Salaam. AGAPE won the digital migration tender with a bid of USD 4 million much lower than [...]

Malawi makes the digital switch

Malawi has met the December 31, 2013, deadline set by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television. Martha Kwataine, chairperson of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), said the rollout of DTT was a milestone for Malawi. This will extend the signal coverage to areas within the [...]

Rwanda to delay analogue switch off

Rwandas DTT switch-over may be delayed due to the slow uptake of the set-top boxes (STBs) in the country, according to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA). The Agency believes that the December, 2013, analogue switch-off date may now be unrealistic. We may not see a complete digital switch-over by the end of this year. [...]

Kenya confirms timetable for analogue switch-off

Kenya will begin its analogue switch-off on December 13, 2013, in Nairobi followed by other major cities, including Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru, Kisumu, Webuye, Kisii, Nakuru and Eldoret, on March 30, 2014. Kenyas ICT Ministry announced that the rest of the country will make the transition from June 30. This news comes after repeated postponement [...]

Kenya focused to meet December DTT deadline

Kenya has committed to start switching off analogue TV transmissions in December this year after missing previous targets of June 2012, December 2012 and September 2013. The digital switchover will happen first in Nairobi and its environs, and gradually roll out to other major towns across the country. Daniel Obam, a communications radio technology expert [...]