Tag Archives: HD

SABC TV switches to HD ahead of World Cup

After years of waiting, the SABC is finally switching its TV channels to high definition (HD) with the South African public broadcaster upgrading the broadcast quality of its channels.  SABC1 and SABC3 will both switch from standard definition (SD) to HD from Monday 11 June, with SABC2 that will go HD sometime in July. The [...]

Azam Media plans to launch HD channel

East African DTH provider, Azam Media, plans to launch its first HD channel in July this year. The company aims to have up to four HD channels by the end of the year. Azam Media also plans to tag up with a local broadband operator for alternative delivery mechanisms of television content. The company has [...]

MultiChoice launches HD decoder

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has launched its latest High Definition decoder, DStv Zapper, in Uganda. The new decoder which delivers high picture and sound quality, will replace the existing standard definition single view decoder which is being phased out. The Zapper is very affordable and it will guarantee more subscribers with the possibility of accessing DStvs [...]

MultiChoice launches new DStv HD decoder

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has unveiled its first high definition (HD) single view decoder, DStv HD Decoder, which features Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and will replace the existing standard definition single view decoder. We recently made HD channels available to all DStv customers with the necessary HD equipment, said Mark Rayner, COO of MultiChoice South [...]

DStv opens up HD channels for all subscribers

African pay-TV channel, MultiChoice, announced that it will make HD channels available to all its DStv customers effective from August 14, 2014. DStv Extra customers will now have access to 6 HD channels, DStv Compact customers 4 HD channels, DStv Family and Select 1 HD channel each. Previously, only DStv Premium customers had access to [...]

Sharjah TV turns HD

Dubai based media systems integrator, Media Group International (MGI), has completed a major infrastructure project for state-owned broadcaster, Sharjah TV, by upgrading the broadcasters Avid storage system and redesigning its network infrastructure to enhance day-to-day operations. With the upgrade, the broadcaster will offer HD coverage of a wide range of cultural events in the next [...]

Angolan TV Zimbo migrates to HD

Medianova group-owned Angolan channel, TV Zimbo, has migrated to high definition (HD) with the help of Spanish technology company, VSN, and British systems integrator, VSC. VSNs turnkey solution includes the upgrade of MCR baseband equipment to HD. The VSNNEWS solution covers the complete newsroom and studio production. The media asset management and archive is based [...]

kykNET turns HD next month

MultiChoice’s Afrikaans language platform, kykNET, will make a transition from standard definition (SD) to a high definition (HD) channel on August 12, 2014. “The switch-over to kykNET will be seamless. Our content producers have been working for a long time with cameras and production equipment enabling them to deliver programmes in HD,” said Karen Meiring, [...]

OSN’s movie channels go HD

Dubai-based pay-TV operator, OSN, upgraded two of its remaining Standard Definition movie channels, OSN Movies Festival and OSN Movies Kids, to High Definition taking the total number of OSNs HD channels to 46. The availability of high definition content is something OSN viewers have come to expect as standard and the launch of a further [...]