Category Archives: DTT

Lack of local content slowed DTT in Botswana

Due to technical challenges related to the procurement and distribution of the set-top-boxes (STB), the Government is still struggling with the analogue to digital migration in Botswana. Botswana decried the lack of locally produced content as one of the reasons why the digital migration is slow. However, there might be potential distributors of the STBs [...]

Crtv in Cameroon seeks partnerships to receive its digital TV signal

The Cameroonian public channel, Crtv, is looking for partnerships to receive its digital TV signal. To this end, the Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary (photo), created an ad hoc committee on 18 October 2017. In detail, Issa Tchiroma Bakary explains that this committee is responsible for the densification and diversification of the digital bouquet [...]

StarTimes signed deal with Zambian government for DTT

StarTimes acknowledging that Zambia is among the 17 African countries which benefited from the US$ 2.5 billion contract for digital migration, revealed that the group signed a US$273 million contract with the Zambian government for the exercise. StarTimes Vice President Guo Ziqi said that Zambia will further benefit from the 10 000 African Villages Satellite [...]

RCN to launch children’s channel on DTT

Colombias RCN will launch on October 9 the new children’s channel Tacho Pistacho, which will be available on the DTT platform. It will include titles such as El Chavo del Ocho, Caillou, Sabrina and Inspector Gadget, among others. “This children’s channel comes to meet a need for entertainment in Colombian families. It’s a new alternative [...]

Argentina and Paraguay sign TV content agreement

Argentina and Paraguay have signed a content deal that includes the broadcast of public television channel Paraguay TV on Argentinas DTT platform, starting in October. The agreement was signed by the head of the National Information and Communication Secretariat, Fabrizio Caligaris, and the head of the Federal System of Media and Public Content of Argentina, [...]

Rio de Janeiro readies for digital TV

The president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Juarez Quadros, delivered in Rio de Janeiro the 700,000th TDT kit, which are being distributed to beneficiaries of the governments social plans. Quadros confirmed that Rio de Janeiro and 17 other municipalities will switch off analogue TV on October 27. In total, 1.25 million kits will be distributed [...]

Colombia and EU deliver DTT equipment

The European Union (EU) and the Colombian Government have delivered 2,830 DTT equipment in the department of Chocó (located in the northwestern of the country) as part of the digital TV implementation in the country. The EU reported that on September 28 the equipment (set-top boxes and antennas) began to be delivered to households in [...]

StarTimes to ink DTT agreement with Sao Tome and Principe government

After negotiations began in early September, the Chinese group StarTimes would have reached an agreement with the government of Sao Tome and Principe a few days ago to deal with the country’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. Negotiations focused on financing the country’s technological transition, but it is doubtful that StarTimes also had to [...]

US broadcast-only TV households grow 41% in five years

US broadcaster ION Media commissioned a study that revealed that the number of broadcast-only television households has risen 41% to 15.8 million over the past five years. The study, made by Nielsen, shows that broadcast-only homes have a higher percentage of young viewers (median age 34.5) than total TV households (39.6). Additionally, 39% of broadcast-only [...]

Inview is to provide middleware for the DSO in Ethiopia

Inview Technology announced that it has been selected by Set-Top Box manufacturers (Tana and Hi-Tech) and endorsed by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) to be the sole middleware provider for the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) migration in Ethiopia. EBA has planned to manufacture and distribute up to 5 million set-top boxes in Ethiopia for the [...]