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 have come a long way from our first transmitter switch-on in the DVB-T2 standard in the 2011/2012 financial year. The fact that the completion of Sentech’s DTT sites infrastructure build aptly coincides with Cabinet’s approval of the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy… makes this announcement opportune,” said Dr Setumo Mohapi, CEO of Sentech.

“From this point on, we will be focusing on stabilisation and testing of the network in order to ensure commercial readiness,” added Dr Setumo Mohapi.