Category Archives: DTT

Argentina to expand DTT offer

The head of the Federal System of Media and Public Contents of Argentina, Hernán Lombardi, announced an update on the DTT lineup and the opening of a public tender in November to award new channels. Lombardi recently presented the two stages of the DTT lineup upgrade plan. In the first stage – between June and [...]

Brazil moves forward analogue switch-off deadlines

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) announced that the analogue switch-off in Goiânia and 28 other municipalities, scheduled for May 31, will be extended until June 21. According to the president of Anatel, Juarez Quadros, the deadline was extended because it was not reached the 90% of digitalization required to finish the process. . According to data [...]

Burkina Faso select Eutelsat for its DTT transition

Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading operators of communications satellites. announced a new agreement with Société Burkinabè de Télédiffusion (SBT). This is a new step toward the digital migration process. The Eutelsat 3B satellite is already in action and delivers 20 channels on 35 digital transmitters all around the country. In addition to that [...]

Digital migration showing progress in South Africa

South Africa Department of Communications (DOC) has announced progress toward the digital migration for all households in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). According to Ayanda Dlodlo the DOC minister claims it to be the result of the new budget voted last week. The DTT deadline has been missed nonetheless. The government is still going into [...]

Zimbabwe far from the completion of DTT process

International Telecommunications Union declared that Zimbabwe is still far away from digital migration. The transition was supposed to be over by June 2015 to ensure international standard for broadcasting. It has been estimated that the country would need US$ 125 million to complete this project. John Masuku, veteran broadcaster indicated that the country is still [...]

African Countries pressed to conclude the DTT process

June 2015 was supposed to be the deadline for the digital migration in Africa set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), however the vast majority of African countries missed it. Even the most advanced such as Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia did not switch from analogue to digital. The reasons stated are still the same, [...]

Indotel wants to bring forward DTT transition process

The president of the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel), José del Castillo Saviñón, expressed the interest of the agency in bringing forward the transition process from analogue to digital television. According to the official, the country risks of staying out of technological progress if it does not start the process as soon as possible, local newspaper [...]