Category Archives: DTT

40% DTT coverage achieved in Ivory Coast

The government in Ivory Coast has announced that 40% of the country has now been equipped with DTT signals. The information was disclosed by Yeo Adama, Director General of the Ivorian Broadcasting Company (IBC) during a press conference in Abidjan. “We already covered 25% of the population. Currently, we have installed infrastructure in Bouaflé region. [...]

Insufficient funds delay Digital Switch Over project in Nigeria

Thirteen years after the approbation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Federal Government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which has frustrated its take-off in the country. During an inspection of facilities at Gospell Digital Technology (GDT) factory at Calabar Free Zone [...]

GatesAir wins TVN Chile digital TV broadcasting contract

GatesAir, a global leader in content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has won a large digital TV broadcasting contract with Chilean public service broadcaster Television Nacional de Chile (TVN Chile), which stipulates a three-year rollout of 124 ISDB-Tb digital TV devices in key cities throughout Chile, with initial deployments focused on Concepcion and [...]

Panama moves forward in the analog blackout’s implementation

The Panamanian National Public Services Authority (ASEP) announced yesterday that the analog blackouts phase I will be fully implemented next October 1st, 2020 in Panama, Panama Oeste and Colon provinces. According to the entity, the TDT migrations phase I provinces have an up to 23 fully digital contents offer already available. With this partial analog [...]

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 [...]

Conatel delays new TV channels opening in Paraguay

The Head of the Paraguayan National Telecommunications Commision (Conatel), Eng. Juan Carlos Duarte Dure, explained that the Paraguayan regulator has seven regional TV channels available on the VHF system, and is not distributing them. It is also unknown if a public tender can be made during this year. The TV channels will be available at [...]

Honduras must have 500 TV channels migrated to DTT by January 2020

As reported by Honduran newspaper El Heraldo, that countrys National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) is developing an audit in order to determine which companies are meeting the measure that, by January 2020, 500 TV channels must migrate to DTT in the country.  Six years ago, Conatel came to terms with TV operators in the country, that [...]

African Movie Channel Series return to StarTimes

African Movie Channel has launched the African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) on the StarTimes platforms. AMC Series is a premium 24-hour African entertainment channel, showcasing TV soaps, comedy and drama mainly from Nigeria as well as from all over Africa.  AMC Series viewers will also have exclusive access to various AMC in-house productions like [...]

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 [...]

DTT in Senegal to be completed end of 2019

Sidy Diagne, CEO at Excaf Telecom, which is the governments technical partner in Senegal believes that migration should be completed by the end of 2019. This period, which is several months ahead of International Telecommunication Union, set for June 2020, would result from government pressure on its technical partner. Of the 25 sites that the [...]