Tag Archives: Sentech

SA Government to reconsider SABC TV license fees

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the review of the public broadcasting policy will start with the review of the SABC.This includes, among others, the logic of maintaining a 3-tier broadcasting system given the regulatory incapacity to enforce it; ownership and control rules; the capacity of the regulator to regulate the sector and the need to [...]

New actors commended for the DTT deployment in South Africa

The DTT is seeing new actors collaborating for the smooth running and completion of the DTT project in South Africa. The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the South African Post Office, Sentech, ICASA and the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa have been entrusted with the digital migration of South African citizens [...]

South African government to help Sentech cover some of cost of dual illumination

The government in South Africa committed to provide financial assistance to state owned communications infrastructure company Sentech to cover some of the cost of dual illumination. The departments of communications telecommunications and postal services and the Treasury have been in discussions over the funding and Sentech chairman Magatho Mello said that they had promised to [...]

Sentech extends contract with Intelsat

Intelsat has announced the extension of its contract with Sentech to boost the South African broadcasting signal distributor’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services. Sentech will continue to distribute DTH as well as national DTT programming to South African viewers using a single, multiplexed transmission. Leago Takalani, executive technology at Sentech, said the Ku-band [...]

Sentech partners Raizcorp to streamline supply chain

Sentech, signal distributor of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has signed a contract with Raizcorp, South Africas business guidance provider, to streamline its supply chain and support small and medium businesses in order to drive economic sustainability. Raizcorp has developed a business growth programmes which aims at increasing Sentechs existing supplier base and to attract [...]

Sentech upgrades DTT transmitter

Sentech, signal distributor of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has completed the upgradation of its broadcasting infrastructure for digital television transmission in this month, Post-upgradation of Sentech’s 178 digital transmitter stations in Napier, 84.2% of the country’s population can receive DTT signals, claimed the company. “It has been an intensive and fruitful journey for us, we [...]

Sentech partners with Net Insight

South Africa’s state-owned transmission network operator, Sentech, has signed an agreement with Sweden based transport solutions provider for broadcast networks, Net Insight. Sentech will deploy Net Insight’s Nimbra Media Switch Routers. It helps Sentech to deliver better quality of service and content integrity in its digital terrestrial TV network. The first phase of the project [...]

Sentech partners Enensys to launches multi-tech solution

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, has partnered with France-based designer and manufacturer of digital TV transmission technologies, Enensys, to launch of OneBeam transmission solution, to bring in a breakthrough in signal distribution in direct-to-home satellite (DTH-S) and digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the country. “The OneBeam solution which comprises [...]

Audemat inks DVB-T2 Monitoring Deal with Sentech

France-based broadcast monitoring and measurement tools provider, Audemat, has inked a deal with South African network infrastructure provider, Sentech, to provide 45 Goldeneagle DVB-T2 monitoring platforms to monitor its DVB-T2 transmissions at 30 high power sites throughout the network and to conduct off-air monitoring from Control Centres located at various locations throughout the country. It [...]

Sentech targets DTT completion by end 2014

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, announced that it will complete its digital terrestrial television (DTT) network by the end of 2014, enabling the country to initiate analogue switch-off. In March 2013, the company had increased the DTT network population coverage to 82.13% by constructing 46 new sites. Upon completion, the [...]