Category Archives: DTT

RTS to broadcast 52 FIFA World Cup games in Ecuador

Ecuadorian free-to-air channel RTS announced that it will broadcast 52 games of the soccer World Cup in Russia, in HD, of which 32 will be live. The coverage will be complemented with new special shows. RTS already has experience in the transmission of this event. The station broadcasted Korea – Japan 2002 and Germany 2006 [...]

Net TV to launch on DTT in Argentina

Argentinas new channel Net TV, which belongs to Perfil Network, will start broadcasting trials on June 1 and will be officially launched in August on the DTT platform, the company reported through its newspaper. Recently, the president and CEO of Perfil Network, Jorge Fontevecchia, unveiled details of the project in a meeting with President Mauricio [...]

SES committed to support the African continent to roll out the DSO project

Clint Brown, VP Sales and Market Development at SES, provided NexTV News with interesting insights about SESs operations in Africa. SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with over 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 16 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).  In [...]

BMS proposes turnkey solutions for DTT in Africa backed by Rohde & Schwarz

Broadcasting Media Solutions, a subsidiary of Groupe Sipromad, provided an exclusive interview for NexTV News Africa during the NexTV CEO Africa 2018 conference at the Hilton Resort & Spa, Mauritius. The CEO of BMS, Khiran Kheerodhur elaborated on the activities of BMS on the African continent and how the partnership they have with Rohde & [...]

Peru promotes DTT with the arrival of the World Cup

The Vice-Minister of Communications of Peru, Virginia Nakagawa, recently participated in a seminar titled “Towards Russia 2018 with Digital Terrestrial Television”, where the use of DTT was promoted, taking benefit of the momentum generated by the World Cup. According to the Nakagawa, the World Cup is an appropriate occasion to address issues related to the [...]

Brazil has already distributed 9 million DTT kits

Seja Digital, the entity in charge of the DTT migration process, has already delivered, free of charge, 9 million kits in the country. The equipment includes the antenna, set-top box and remote control and is available for beneficiaries of social plans of the Brazilian government. Antonio Carlos Martelletto, president of Seja Digital, said that currently [...]

Chilean free-to-air channels want to postpone the analog switch-off

Chile’s free-to-air TV channels called for an extension of the analogue switch-off date, which is scheduled for 2020, due to the delay in the implementation of digital technology. The request came after a meeting between representatives of the Sub-secretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) and the television industry, reported La Tercera. According to the chairman of the [...]

Free Digital signals for Samburu households

Sixty households in Samburu County locked out after the analogue to digital TV migration will soon receive free digital set top boxes. The digital TV project for Kenya is being implemented by the ministry of Information, Communication and Technology on behalf of the government of Kenya and Star times Software Technologies on behalf of the [...]

TSTV to start the sale of new Decoder

TSTV Africa launched its activities last year. The company has announced on their social media platform the beginning of the sales of Dexterity decoder. According to TSTVs Instagram page, Dexterity decoder sales will start soon once we have completed our ongoing nationwide tests and full integration of our data hubs nationwide. We can guarantee everyone [...]

Mexico to launch new tender for DTT channels

Mexicos Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) plans to tender new radio and TV stations in the second half of the year, according to the Annual Program for the Use of Frequency Bands 2018, published this week in the official gazette. According to the document, IFT plans to tender 58 commercial DTT channels, 22 channels for social [...]