Mozambique awards DTT contract to StarTimes

The Mozambican Government has signed a contract worth USD 133 million with Chinese pay-TV provider, StarTimes,  to implement the second phase of the country’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) network. The deal includes the construction of 24 transmission stations and digital installations for public broadcasters Mozambican Television (TVM) and Radio Mozambique.

StarTimes will work as part of a joint venture with a company that will be established by TVM, Radio Mozambique and the public telecommunications company TDM.

According to Transport and Communications Minister, Gabriel Muthisse, the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting will cost USD 300 million. The first phase will comprise digitising the control and simulation system and building 19 DTT transmission stations.