Category Archives: DTT

Cape Town TV launches on DStv

Cape Town TV (CTV) has been launched on MultiChoices DStv satellite pay-TV platform today and will be available to 20 million viewers across South Africa and Lesotho providing even more local and community based stories. The not-for-profit community station has been broadcasting from the Tygerburg transmitter site since September 2008 but had a limited reach. [...]

Uganda completes first phase of digital migration ahead of deadline

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has announced that the first phase of digital migration in the central region of Uganda has been completed and it is only awaiting the arrival of STBs to switch on digital TV services by December 31 this year. The country’s main broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), will roll out its [...]

Zambia’s digital migration will miss SADC deadline

Zambias Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services has accepted that the country will fail to meet the 2013 digital switchover deadline set by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) following cancellation of the DTT supply tender awarded to StarTimes. However, Emmanuel Mwamba, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, has assured [...]

ESPN loses ad battle against Doordarshan

The Delhi High Court in India has ruled that sports broadcaster ESPN has to share live signals of cricket matches with public broadcaster Doordarshan without broadcasting advertisements. The problem arose in April of this year when Prasar Bharti, which is the umbrella organisation that Doordarshan comes under, had said that it was not in a [...]

Nigerians still in the dark over digital migration

Nigeria´s population is still struggling to understand the digital migration process ahead of the June 2015 deadline for analogue switch off. Unlike Kenya, Ghana and other southern African countries, Nigeria is unclear about the concept of digitisation and the need to incorporate STBs to view programmes. Amidst this ignorance, South African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) [...]

Zambia’s anti-corruption watchdog looks into DTT tender

Zambias Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched investigations into the cancelled USD 210 million tender for the supply, delivery and commissioning of a national digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcast network initially awarded to the StarTimes Group in May this year. The investigations were triggered by Emmanuel Mwamba, the new permanent secretary in the Ministry of Broadcasting [...]

ODM’s Top TV cancels more channels

Top TV, the struggling South African pay-TV provider owned by On Digital Media (ODM), is reported to have closed another three channels while awaiting details of a rescue plan from 20% shareholder – Chinas StarTimes group. Top Crime and Top History have now disappeared from ODMs satellite pay-TV platform, while Top Learn has been re-branded [...]

Kenya focused to meet December DTT deadline

Kenya has committed to start switching off analogue TV transmissions in December this year after missing previous targets of June 2012, December 2012 and September 2013. The digital switchover will happen first in Nairobi and its environs, and gradually roll out to other major towns across the country. Daniel Obam, a communications radio technology expert [...]

Uruguay le dio licencias TDT al canal VTV y al consorcio Pop TVUruguay gave DTT licenses to the channel VTV and the consortium Pop TV

Culminó el concurso para asignar señales TDT en Uruguay y Saomil S.A. (canal VTV) y el consorcio Pop TV (OZ Media y la editorial Bla) fueron las ganadoras. El consorcio Giro (periódico La Diaria y cooperativa Demos Audiovisuales) se quedó sorpresivamente con las manos vacías cuando era el que mejor puntuación tenía en los informes [...]

e.tv questions SABC-MultiChoice deal

South African FTA broadcaster e.tv has criticised a deal struck in July between the SABC and MultiChoice that prohibits the public broadcaster from offering any of its channels over a television platform that uses encryption technology. e.tv wants government to include an encryption system, known as conditional access, in set-top boxes (STBs) that the state plans [...]