Category Archives: DTT

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 IFT said that two other interested parties have withdrawn from the process but they will not be penalized because they “left the [...]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 [...]

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 [...]