Category Archives: DTT

Chilean FTA TV channels accelerate analog blackout in regional and provincial capitals

Chilean Telecommunications Sub Secretary (Subtel) put off in May the legal obligation to implement the analog blackout in the country, originally scheduled for April 2020, and set a new deployment plan that aims regional capitals to implement DTT migration in 2021, while the deadline for provincial capitals is 2023. The entity reported that Canal 13 [...]

Costa Rica, almost ready to implement the analog blackout

Next August 14th, Costa Rica will implement the analog blackout, by which TV network will only be accessed through digital devices capable of reproducing the ISDB-TB standard format, known as ‘Japanese-Brazilian’, and selected by the country for this process. The Costa Rican Social Assistance Mixed Institute (IMAS) had announced the delivery of STBs to 7,500 [...]

CNTV completes first stage of DTT concessions delivery in Chile

Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) ended the first stage DTT concessions delivery, with 51 new channels. The entire process considered  88 public tenders, of which 36 were already awarded, and another 15 are adjudicated, with their official publication pending. In addition, 24 tenders were declared invalid, of which no applicants were recorded in 11 of [...]

SES contributes to Ivory Coast’s digital migration

Ivory Coasts public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion has chosen SES as its digital collaborator in a move to meet Ivory Coasts 2020 aim to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, sharper picture and better sound, via the SES-4 satellite at [...]

Costa Rican Government launches plan for low income families to migrate to DTT

The Costa Rican Social Assistance Mixed Institute (IMAS) announced that on July 15th it will deliver STBs to 7,500 families in extreme poverty conditions to migrate to DTT. According to the Institute, the initiative is focused on  family groups that do not have any pay TV services hired or a TV set able to receive [...]

7info news to launch on DTT in Ivory Coast

Optimum Media group will launch the 7info news channel on the national digital television platform, in Ivory Coast, by the end of 2019.  The partnership is between PôleAfrique.info and Optimum Media, where the launch of the television channel will be dedicated purely on providing news focused on the economic state of Ivory Coast, while still [...]

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, [...]