Category Archives: DTT

The digital switchover to be completed in Benin

The switchover to digital television is about to be done in Benin. According to the authorities, 28 of the 29 sites planned for the switchover are operational. The shift to digital terrestrial television covers more than 80% of the territory thanks to the equipment provided by StarTimes, the technical partner of the Beninese authorities. Officially, 14 of [...]

Chile to start DTT migration process in 2024 with more demands for TV channels

After a month of conversations between FTA channels and Chilean Communications Subsecretary (Subtel), Chilean Government put off the analog blackout for April 2024. According to industry authorities, TV channels presented several arguments to delay the initial date, which was agreed for April 2020, and Subtel fixed a schedule to follow with greater demands to implement [...]

Senegal plans to cut the analog signal in September 2019

The Senegalese authorities want to cut the signal of analog television. The information was made public by Amadou Diop, Director General of Télédiffusion du Sénégal (TDS), the state body in charge of the transition from analogue to digital. “We are rescheduling the coverage, reworking the networks of redistribution decoders. We are preparing for the resumption [...]

Bolivia puts off analog blackout without setting a new date

Bolivian Government informed it decided to postpone the analog blackout, with the aim for smaller channels and general population to get ready to migrate to DTT. The process was scheduled to begin in November this year in different phases, until its conclusion, in 2024. No new date was announced for its implementation. Alvaro Garcia Linera, [...]

Burkina Faso to end transmission of analogue television signals by November 2019

Burkina Faso plans to end the transmission of analogue television signals as from November 2019. This decision was taken during the first meeting of the Burkina Faso Broadcasting Corporation. This announcement, important in the migration process to digital television, launched 2 years ago, also marks the beginning of the commercialization of the set-top box. The [...]

Salvadoran Government delivers free STBs to move towards DTT

According to statistical reports developed by the Salvadoran Consumer Protection, more than 65% of TVs in that market are available to receive the digital coverage. El Salvador began its transition to DTT at the end of 2018, and, up to now, only Channel 10 -owned by the State- has access to it. Ricardo Salazar, Consumer [...]

SES signed 16 new FTA channels in Benin

The Republic of Benin and SES signed a new agreement, which will be providing 16 new FTA channels to viewers. Part of the deal, a number of HD channels will be aired in Benin, which will a first in HD channels, available over Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across Africa. According to Darius Quenum, Chairman of [...]

Chilean TV channels want to postpone analog blackout for April 2025

Chilean National TV Association (Anatel) asked the Telecommunications Sub-Secretary (Subtel)  to extend for five more years the deadline to develop the analogue blackout in that country. Analog broadcasts end were originally planned for April 2020. The request is based on Law 20,750, which establishes that one year before the deadline, it is possible to ask [...]

Mirada launches Iris with Digital Cable TV in Bolivia

Mirada, leading integrated software products and services for digital TV operators and broadcasters provider, announced the launching of its Iris multiscreen solution, as part of the multianual agreement with Bolivian operator Digital TV Cable, which is active since last October 6th, 2018. The launch will allow Digital TV Cable subscribers to watch live and on [...]

TVs from Panama must be sold with tuners for digital TV

Panamanian Public Services National Authority (ASEP)  reported that since April 1st all economic agents that market TVs in the country must sell them with the digital TV or DVB-T tuner incorporated, so that they can receive digital broadcasts. Panama, Colombia and some Caribbean territories have chosen this European standard for DTT. The only exception to [...]