Tag Archives: DTT

Nigeria to complete Digital Switch Over project by 2022

Nigerias National Broadcasting Commission said that the countrys Digital Switch Over (DSO) project will be completed by middle of 2022 when the country will fully shift from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting. The acting director-general of the commission, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, noted that funding from federal government and the recent establishment of a ministerial task [...]

France 24 now available on the DTT in DRC

The Ministry of Communication and Media of the Democratic Republic of Congo has granted a license to France 24 allowing its unencrypted broadcasting on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network in Kinshasa. According to the French channel’s press release, the broadcasting of France 24 on DTT will gradually be extended to the cities of Lubumbashi, [...]

New TV channel ‘Life TV’ launched in Ivory Coast

The free, generalist Ivorian TV channel, Life TV was officially launched last week in Cocody, Ivory Coast. According to the Head of Programming, Dorian Dehoue, Life TV intends to offer viewers a grid of diversified content. ”This is a channel focused on entertainment, information and education, which all members of the family will identify with.” On [...]

Private televisions will have to pay 75 million FCFA per year to air their program on the DTT platform in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, private televisions will have to pay 75 million CFA francs of annual fees to broadcast their programs on the DTT platform. For two years now, discussions have been taking place in the steering committee of the DTT, compared to the cost of the fee that must pay the private television, to appear [...]

The digital migration in Zambia delayed by cash flow problem of partner TopStar

In Zambia, the digital migration could be delayed by cash flow problems of TopStar, the country’s technical partner. A source within TopStar Communications, under condition of anonymity, told ITWeb Africa that the company is battling to raise enough revenue to sustain its operation and even begin to repay the loan adding that the company [...]

SES contributes to Ivory Coast’s digital migration

Ivory Coasts public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion has chosen SES as its digital collaborator in a move to meet Ivory Coasts 2020 aim to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, sharper picture and better sound, via the SES-4 satellite at [...]

Burkina Faso to end transmission of analogue television signals by November 2019

Burkina Faso plans to end the transmission of analogue television signals as from November 2019. This decision was taken during the first meeting of the Burkina Faso Broadcasting Corporation. This announcement, important in the migration process to digital television, launched 2 years ago, also marks the beginning of the commercialization of the set-top box. The [...]

DTT deployment in Ivory Coast will begin in February

The distribution of digital terrestrial television (DTT) will begin in Ivory Coast in February in the Abidjan region. During a ceremony, the Minister of Communication and Media, Sidiki Tiémoko Touré, declared, The definitive launch of digital terrestrial television is expected for February 8, 2019. The airing of DTT signals in the Abidjan area follows the [...]

Niger to deploy DTT officially in December

Digital terrestrial television (DTT) is already operational in Niamey, declared Abdoulaye Coulibaly, chairman of the National Technical Committee for Digital (CTN). “DTT is now a reality in Niger. And by the end of December, its official launch will take place with a free distribution of decoders by the authorities.”, he declared in a statement. According [...]