Category Archives: DTT

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 [...]

NCA awards eight entities the authorization for DTT free-to-air channels

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has made the news official after evaluations of the applications received on January 30 this year. The authority has selected eight entities to award them the Digital Terrestrial Television Free-To-Air Programme Channel Authorisations in Ghana. Twelve applications were received for the national coverage and four applications were received for the [...]

Sentech boosts media services delivery with Intelsat across Africa

The news has been announced by Intelsat, the operator of the initial Globalised Network. The communications satellite services provider is broadening its relationship with Intelsat for the boosting of its media services delivery across the sub-Saharan African region. Located at 68.5˚ East, the Ku-band services from Intelsat 20, has been leveraged by Sentech for around [...]