The digital migration process in Africa is being intensified and expanded. Additional agreements between StarTimes Group and broadcasting institutions. In view of migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting, the China group has sealed the pact with numerous African countries including Angola, Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
In order to boost the process across Africa, Pang Xinxing, the president of StarTimes Group recommends that the importation and manufacture of analogue TV sets should be ended and smart digital TV sets’ charges should be removed. Among the 30 African countries where StarTimes has obtained licenses and founded companies, 16 out of them including countries like Central African Republic, Madagascar, Rwanda, Guinea, Malawi, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, South Africa and Mozambique, have their networking broadcast fully functioning. Coming next for the digitalisation are countries like Togo and Chad.
It is being forecasted that digitalisation will be achieved by almost every family by 2020 and that the process in the sub-Saharan countries will be more than half the number until now.
To recall, the system integrator, network operator, content and technology provider, StarTimes Group paved its way into the African territory back in 2002. Established since 1988, it has worked hands in hands with the Government of Africa to enhance the digitalisation process.