Category Archives: DTT

Motorola launches digital TV mod in Brazil

Motorola has launched in Brazil a new mod for Moto Z smartphones, which includes an external battery and access to digital TV. Users who purchase the new device will have free access to the contents of Globo Play OTT service for six months. This new moto mod, called Moto Power Pack & Digital TV, was [...]

GOtv Zambia granted DTT network license

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has granted GOtv Zambia limited a private signal distributor network licence, authorising the company to install and operate a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network. The Regulator said the company has been in operation in Zambia since 2011 and has secured approximately 85% urban coverage. ZICTA manager for [...]

Nicaragua to reach 90% DTT coverage by 2020

Nicaragua carried out last week the first digital terrestrial TV trial through channel 6, using a transmitter donated by Japan. According to the director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (Telcor), Orlando Castillo, DTT coverage is expected to reach 90% of the country by 2020. The director of channel 6, Aaron Peralta, [...]

Panama’s DTT rollout moves forward

The National Authority of Public Services (Asep) presented the results of its annual report and provided details of the progress in the deployment of digital terrestrial television (DTT). The analogue switch-off is scheduled for 2019. According to the document issued by the entity, all TV concessionaires operating in the departments included in the first phase [...]

African Union of Broadcasting prioritises Digital Migration

Rwanda hosted the General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB). The assembly started with a forum for journalists, which took place on March 12-13, and drew communication ministers and chief executives from all over the continent. The New Times Julius Bizimungu caught up with Grégoire Ndjaka, the director general of AUB, who shared insights on what [...]

Cuba to start analogue switch-off in July

Cuba plans to start a partial analogue switch-off in July, according to local newspaper Granma. DTT coverage is expected to reach 100% of the country within a period of three years. The first stage of the gradual process will begin in the municipality Isla de la Juventud (west) and in five municipalities in the central [...]

Web TV dedicated to African digital will launch in Morocco

The group of advertisers in Morocco (GAM) will launch in April, in collaboration with Smart Studio, a digital content production platform, a web TV dedicated to digital in Africa. Called African Digital TV, the channel, whose creation was discussed at the last African Digital Summit held in February in Casablanca, will broadcast, initially, four weekly [...]

Colombia to move forward with DTT transition during soccer World Cup

Colombias National Television Authority (ANTV) wants to take advantage of the soccer world cup, the event that drives the sale of TV sets, to inform the population about the advantages of DTT, said in an interview with La República, the director of the National Television Authority (ANTV), Angela Maria Mora. The analog switch-off is scheduled [...]

Nicaragua to carry out first DTT trial

The Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post (Telcor) will carry out on March 21 the first DTT trial in the country, in cooperation with the Government of Japan, said the vice president of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo. The first digital TV signals will be delivered through channel 6, the executive explained, according to El Nuevo Diario. [...]

STBs will not be encrypted in SA

South Africas Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has confirmed that the countrys shift to digital TV broadcasting will not mean an enforced encryption on DTT set-top boxes. The current government policy is non-encryption. Thus far, 1.5-million set-top boxes have been ordered and approximately 850,000 were delivered, said a spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the Minister. Kubayi-Ngubanes [...]