Category Archives: DTT

Sixteen companies are interested in DTT licenses in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) reported that there are sixteen companies interested in the public tender process for 148 digital TV channels. IFT said there were nine other interested parties who did not meet some of the requirements. The process includes 148 transmission channels distributed in 123 coverage areas, 25 of them with 2 channels. [...]

GOtv to contribute to Nigerias Digital Migration

John Ugbe, Managing Director at MultiChoice Nigeria, gave a testimony during the Pay TV subscribers award ceremony. He said the company is excited about the part GOtv plays in the strategy for the digital switch over in Nigeria. Ugbe added It is a true testament of our vision to transform the pay television landscape in [...]

DTT coming to Kwara in Nigeria

Stakeholders of the long awaited digital switch over (DSO) in Nigeria are putting finishing touches for the take-off in Kwara, bringing it to life. In March, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), had listed six states from different geo-political zones of the country for the DSO. The listed states are Kaduna in North-West, Kwara in North [...]

Minister Dlodlo meets broadcasters on DTT

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo met with broadcasters on July 6, following the June 8 court ruling on digital migration. The meeting was held with broadcasters SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation), Etv, StarSat and other stakeholders of the digital terrestrial television (DTT) programme. The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said June 8 Constitutional Court ruling [...]

Ghana switching to DTT in 2018

Ghana would not switch off from analogue television in September 2017, as promised, but in 2018 instead.  The Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who announced this at a two-day National Forum on Content and Digital Migration in Accra, said the government is planning to get a consultant to review the entire process before the process [...]

ITS incorporates 30 channels to aid DSO process in Nigeria

Rotimi Salami, engineer and General Manager at the Integrated Television Service (ITS), Nigerian Television Authority, recently spoke about how ITS has incorporated 30 channels to help DSO exercise and the numerous job opportunities it would bring to Nigerians when fully launched.  Salami said they have deployed 30 channels Free to Air which were approved by [...]

Zambia to switch off analogue signal 1st October 2017

Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson says all analogue television services along the line of rail will be switched off, effective as of October 1st 2017. The announcement was made during a press briefing held at Top Star head office in Lusaka.   The government has put measures in [...]

Bouquet Restructuring brings growth to DSTV subscribers

Multichoice disclosed that is has grown the number of pay-television subscribers on its books in the past year although the pressure on prices in the weak economy coupled with low currencies strength in its key operating markets, has squeezed margins.  Naspers, Multichoices parent company, described the performance of the video entertainment segment in South Africa [...]

Brazil supports Botswana in digital TV implementation

Brazil is providing technical support to Botswana as the only country in Africa to use the Japanese-Brazilian digital TV standard, the ISDB-T. In Brasilia, during a meeting of the two parties, was the exchange of information on acquisition and distribution of antennas and receivers for the new technology. In addition, Brazil proposed that Botswana send [...]