Category Archives: DTT

Anatel decides how to invest after Brazilian TV digitalization

Last Friday, February 1st, telecommunications companies deadline to submit to  National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) projects to use approximately USD 218.7 million after finishing Brazilian digitizing TV process met. Moisés Moreira, Anatel adviser, said he will wait for the decision of the Union General Advocacy (AGU) to determine how to invest the money. Moreira explained that [...]

Chilean TV networks reach 16% migration to DTT

Chilean TV networks are moving along analog blackout, which will take place in 2020, and where channels must have all they concessions migrated to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). According to data from Chilean National Television Council (CNTV), Chilevisión was one of the channels with the greatest evolution in this process. It owns 63 concessions and [...]

South Africa review its DTT delivery model

The Department of Communications in South Africa is currently revising its digital migration delivery model. The new delivery model will see government step completely back from the procurement, warehousing, transport and installation of set-top boxes (STBs) and adopt a more market/retail-driven approach that will remove much of the public sectors risk in the project. In [...]

Costa Rica confirms date for analogue TV blackout in 2019

Costa Rica confirmed that on August 15, 2019, it will suspend analogue television broadcasts. “There is no way back,” said the Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Luis Adrián Salazar, in an event held just one year before the blackout. The process of transition from analogue to digital television was expected to end in December [...]

DSO in Nigeria enter new phase with Inview software

The Digital Switchover (DSO) in Nigeria, known as Free TV has continued its roll out across the nation by successfully launching in Kwara and Kaduna states. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) switched on Digital Terrestrial Television transmission in Kwara state on 20th December, 2017 and in Kaduna state on 22nd December, 2017. The ceremony in [...]

Muchinga province in Zambia all set for DTT transition

The Permanent Secretary of Muchinga, Bright Nundwe said, the province is ready to drift from analogue to digital due to the works on the modern television transmission site in Chinsali district of Muchinga province has forged ahead. The main motive for the construction of the modern television transmission site is to ameliorate the signal for [...]

El Salvador and Japan join forces to promote DTT

The General Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget) of El Salvador, signed an agreement with the government of Japan to promote the transfer of knowledge for the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and to promote the implementation of Digital television (DTT) in the country. The agreement establishes the transfer of technology for the [...]

129000 STB to face total blackout in Nigeria

Digital TV migrants in Jos the capital of the Plateau state face a total blackout of their STB distributed by the government. The number of devices affected by this catastrophe is up to 420000. These STB were distributed for free at the dawn of digital migration in Nigeria. Commissioner for Information and Communication Nazif Muhammad [...]

RLG and Adulawo technology companies to produce STBs in Nigeria

The Ghanaian-owned technology company in partnership with Adulawo Technology Company bagged the contract to produce terrestrial broadcast set top boxes for Nigeria DSO project. The contract for the production of STB for digital switch-over from analogue in the country worth $30.5million. The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the management of the Nigerian Television Authority and [...]