Tag Archives: digital switchover

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 [...]

Ethiopia to undertake digital switch by end 2016

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) announced its plans to upgrade the country’s terrestrial television service and carryout the digital switchover by the end of 2016. The country has tabled the draft bill for discussion today which would help to deliver quality media service and ensure accessibility to media. The Ethiopian draft bill is expected to [...]

Excaf Telecom selects Spacecom for Senegal’s switchover

Senegal-based DTT operator in charge of country-wide analogue switch-off, Excaf Telecom, has awarded global satellite communication operator, Spacecom, a long term contract to digitise Senegals broadcast services. Excaf, which aims to create West Africas first digital terrestrial network, will be utilising Spacecoms Amos-5 satellite at 17° East to implement the national DTT Project. Excaf will [...]

Nigerian Plateau State to pioneer the country’s digital switchover

Nigerias Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Olivia Daziem, announced that the state government is ready to make the switch from analogue to digital television broadcasting making it the first state in Nigeria to effect the change. Jos will be the first city in the Plateau State to make the switch over. “A [...]

Malawi begins DTT switchover

Malawi last week received its first consignment of digital migration equipment worth USD 1.7 million from Chinese vendor Huawei, which includes computer software and hardware. Seven more consignments are due to arrive. Denis Chirwa, Digital Migration Coordinator for Malawi’s Ministry of Information, said installation of the equipment would start immediately with digital network ready for [...]

Zambia’s digital migration will miss SADC deadline

Zambias Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services has accepted that the country will fail to meet the 2013 digital switchover deadline set by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) following cancellation of the DTT supply tender awarded to StarTimes. However, Emmanuel Mwamba, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, has assured [...]

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 [...]