Category Archives: DTT

Multimedios Television to expand coverage in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) started the bidding process for digital terrestrial television channels. Multimedios Televisión obtained a total of six new channels, which will expand its presence to more regions of the country. The value of the offer for the TV channels reached more than MX $ 647 million (USD 36.3 million). In this [...]

ANTV, EU boost digital TV deployment in Colombia

Colombia’s National Television Authority (ANTV) and the European Union (EU) announced the beginning of an agreement to support the migration to digital terrestrial television in Colombia. The agreement includes an investment of 8 million (USD 9.4 million) by the EU, which will target three key aspects: technical assistance to government entities, set-top boxes for the [...]

Zimbabwe prepares digital broadcasting migration

A four-day training course on creative content creation took place in Zimbabwe for forty attendees to ready the migration of broadcasting services from analogue to digital.  The workshop covered script writing, editing, production, cinematography and other skills development courses required for the process to be carried out.  The director of the Zimbabwe Film and Television [...]

StarTimes to begin satellite TV project in rural areas in Nigeria

StarTimes, the Chinese firm offering direct-to-home pay TV services, brought its digital TV service to the locality of Hulumi, an underdeveloped rustic Nigerian community as part of its pilot project to provide satellite TV in five Nigerian villages. The project is the outcome of one of the resolutions of the 2015 summit of Forum On [...]

SA Government to switch to OTT by December 2018

Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, reaffirmed the new digital TV deadline for South Africa. The minister reiterated her commitment to have all South Africans migrating to digital television from analogue by December 2018.  She said, I have full appreciation of the impact that the digital migration project is set to have on the economy of this [...]

Mexico: 14 companies to compete for regional DTT channels

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) reported that 14 companies will participate in the tender process for 31 digital terrestrial TV channels. The interested parties have already submitted the documentation required by the regulator. IFT said that two other interested parties have withdrawn from the process but they will not be penalized because they “left the [...]

Digital TV migration to hit South Africas Free state

South Africas Free State province is lined up for the switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT). The governments communication department said the distribution of set-top-boxes, at a subsidised price, to communities in the Free State will come after the DTT awareness and registration campaigns. The campaigns started on the 7th of August [...]

Mufumbwe district in Zambia to get DTT soon

Government in Zambia will soon begin with the second phase of the Digital Migration National Roll Out Project. This would include the installation of a digital migration site in Mufumbwe District in North Western Province. During the phase one of the programme, towns along the line of rail from Chililambombwe to Kalomo have been given [...]

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 [...]