Tag Archives: digital migration

South Africa to complete its broadcasting digital migration by 2021

According to the South African National Department of Communication, the country will shift from analogue terrestrial television to digital television broadcasting in 2021. The department has announced this information while addressing the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee. The department specified the different phases, saying it would continue to implement the distribution of digital set-top boxes, which will [...]

SA, Botswana to cooperate on cross border frequency interference

South Africa and Botswana have agreed to cooperate in mitigating cross border radio frequency spectrum interference as a result of the digital migration programme implementation. Our discussions also centred on key elements that require bilateral engagements between the two countries, namely, sharing of migration plans, processes to handle frequency spectrum interference, release of digital dividends [...]

ZNBC nears digital migration completion

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation ( ZNBC) has completed 80% of Phase I of the digital migration project which is expected to be completed by June 10, 2015. The corporation has installed medium power transmitters in Kafue and Kalomo while high power transmitters are being installed in 10 sites along the line of rail, said Masuzyo [...]

Kenya ready for second phase DSO on Feb 2

Kenyan regions outside Nairobi are gearing up for digital migration as Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) readies for the second phase of the migration to switch off the analogue signal on February 2. Nairobi had migrated on December 31 last year. Kenya is following a three-phased digital migration process to meet the deadline set by [...]

Uganda gets warning on 3 months DSO deadline

Ugandas Communications Commission (UCC) has issued a final warning to the country to switch off its analogue TV transmissions in 3 months as the country has only an estimated 300,000 digital STBs in use and over 4.7 million TV homes still to be connected. All the necessary digital equipment has been procured, and the necessary [...]

South Africa gets only 17 bidders for digital migration contract

Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA), the government agency tasked with bridging South Africas digital divide, reported that the contract to provide set-top boxes, satellite dishes and antennas for digital broadcast migration has attracted bids from only seventeen companies. The agency had issued four requests for proposals in November 2014 for the [...]

Ghana terminates StarTimes’ digital migration contract

Ghanas Ministry of Communications has terminated its contract with Chinese firm, Star Times, for the supply and installation of the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network platform in the country. The decision was taken due to the failure of the company to secure the necessary funding from the China Exim Bank to execute the project. It is [...]

Zambia to initiate provincial TV stations

The Zambian government has kick started a project to establish new television stations across ten provinces in the country. The move, which is specifically aimed at engaging rural areas, comes after the successful migration to digital broadcasting in the capital Lusaka. “What the government has been saying has now become a reality. We will have [...]

Ghana gets Chinese boost for digital migration

Ghana has entered an agreement with the Chinese government to avail loan facility in order to meet the countrys national digital terrestrial transmission project. According to reports, the government of Ghana, through the ministry of communication, is now expected to countersign the loan agreement and submit it to parliament for ratification. Ghanas digital terrestrial transmission [...]

Nigerian stakeholders to review impact of digital migration on advertising

The Advertisers’ Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) and ACC Broadcast Multimedia Limited, operators of Wawoo TV, will host digitisation conference titled, The business of broadcast in post-digital migration in Nigeria, to educate Nigerian advertisers on challenges and opportunities inherent in digital migration. “Aside the learning derivative, this event provides ample opportunity for all involved in the [...]