Tag Archives: digital TV

Botswana lays out licensing framework for digital TV

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has produced a consultation paper on licensing framework for DTT for public consumption as a part of the Authority’s plans to create an enabling environment for all stakeholders. “Upon reception of all comments, BOCRA will produce a draft Licensing Framework which will be circulated to all stakeholders and will convene [...]

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 [...]

CWG estimates Nigerians to spend NGN 700 bn on digital TV

Nigeria-based technology company, the Computer Warehouse Group, said that Nigerians would have to spend an estimated NGN 700 billion (USD 3.8 billion) to purchase digital decoders as the country undergoes digital migration. CWG said that unless there was a policy turnaround before then, all analogue television transmission in Nigeria would cease. CWG, in November last [...]

African francophone countries to witness 88% digital TV penetration of TV HH by 2018

Digital TV user base across Francophone African countries is forecast to rise from 57.2% end-2013 to 87.6% in 2018 according to the latest forecasts published by Dataxis. Overall pay-TV penetration is also expected to rise from 291,000 subs in 2013 to 6.19 million at the end of the period. Dataxis estimates that digital satellite pay-TV [...]

CWG ties up with SES for Nigeria’s digital TV decoder support

Nigerian technology company, Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG), has entered an agreement with satellite operator, SES, to put all television contents on digital format for TV viewers in Nigeria and the West Africa. This move aims to remove the financial burden from the countrys digital migration process, where in Nigeria is expected to spend not [...]

African digital TV penetration to hit 93% by 2018

Digital TV penetration across Africa is forecast to rise from 45.2% end-2013 to 93.2% in 2018 according to the latest forecasts published by Dataxis. Overall Pay-TV penetration is also expected to rise from 11.7% to 18.5% during the same period from 12.86 million subs in 2013 to 27.2 million at the end of the period. [...]

Nigerian reps move to reduce digital TV monopoly

Members of the House of Representatives in Nigeria have started a move aimed at reducing the monopoly of foreign television and radio service providers in the market The House observed that high pricing by DStv had made access to its premium programming difficult for majority of Nigerians and also pointed out the lack of competition [...]

ICASA issues new digital TV regulations

South African communications regulator, ICASA, has published the new regulations on digital terrestrial television, to promote diversity and competition in digital TV and set out spectrum allocation to broadcasters. This will allow ICASA to license new free-to-air and subscription terrestrial TV services, taking advantage of the efficient way that digital technology makes use of spectrum [...]

SES to launch FTA DTH digital TV platform for West Africa

Luxembourg-based satellite operator, SES Africa, plans to launch a new FTA DTH digital TV platform for West Africa on its Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East in September 2014. The satellite operator claims that the independent and neutral TV platform in Nigeria, could be used to quicken the pace of digital migration. While SES will provide [...]