Category Archives: DTT

Colombia moves forward with DTT deployment

According to a report from the National Television Authority (ANTV), Colombia’s DTT already reaches 86% of the country’s population. The goal is for that number to increase to 92% by the end of this year. Currently, DTT covers 690 municipalities out of 1,122, with 40 stations that transmit the public network. Since 2015, coverage has [...]

StarTimes to roll out digital TV project for 800 villages in Kenya

Kenya and China have partnered to launch a digital project that will see 800 villages across the East African nation get access to satellite television services. The Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communication Technologies, Joe Mucheru declared, “The two governments are fully committed towards the project and have put in place elaborate structures to ensure [...]

Grupo Multimedios to use Canal Onces infrastructure for DTT

Mexicos Grupo Multimedios, owner of the Milenio TV channel, will use the infrastructure of Canal Once, which belongs to the National Polytechnic Institute, to cover Mexico City with the DTT channel it obtained in last years tender, reported El Economista. Both companies signed a passive infrastructure exploitation agreement, effective from January 1, 2018 to December [...]

RTS to broadcast 52 FIFA World Cup games in Ecuador

Ecuadorian free-to-air channel RTS announced that it will broadcast 52 games of the soccer World Cup in Russia, in HD, of which 32 will be live. The coverage will be complemented with new special shows. RTS already has experience in the transmission of this event. The station broadcasted Korea – Japan 2002 and Germany 2006 [...]

Net TV to launch on DTT in Argentina

Argentinas new channel Net TV, which belongs to Perfil Network, will start broadcasting trials on June 1 and will be officially launched in August on the DTT platform, the company reported through its newspaper. Recently, the president and CEO of Perfil Network, Jorge Fontevecchia, unveiled details of the project in a meeting with President Mauricio [...]

SES committed to support the African continent to roll out the DSO project

Clint Brown, VP Sales and Market Development at SES, provided NexTV News with interesting insights about SESs operations in Africa. SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with over 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 16 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).  In [...]

BMS proposes turnkey solutions for DTT in Africa backed by Rohde & Schwarz

Broadcasting Media Solutions, a subsidiary of Groupe Sipromad, provided an exclusive interview for NexTV News Africa during the NexTV CEO Africa 2018 conference at the Hilton Resort & Spa, Mauritius. The CEO of BMS, Khiran Kheerodhur elaborated on the activities of BMS on the African continent and how the partnership they have with Rohde & [...]

Peru promotes DTT with the arrival of the World Cup

The Vice-Minister of Communications of Peru, Virginia Nakagawa, recently participated in a seminar titled “Towards Russia 2018 with Digital Terrestrial Television”, where the use of DTT was promoted, taking benefit of the momentum generated by the World Cup. According to the Nakagawa, the World Cup is an appropriate occasion to address issues related to the [...]

Brazil has already distributed 9 million DTT kits

Seja Digital, the entity in charge of the DTT migration process, has already delivered, free of charge, 9 million kits in the country. The equipment includes the antenna, set-top box and remote control and is available for beneficiaries of social plans of the Brazilian government. Antonio Carlos Martelletto, president of Seja Digital, said that currently [...]

Chilean free-to-air channels want to postpone the analog switch-off

Chile’s free-to-air TV channels called for an extension of the analogue switch-off date, which is scheduled for 2020, due to the delay in the implementation of digital technology. The request came after a meeting between representatives of the Sub-secretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) and the television industry, reported La Tercera. According to the chairman of the [...]