Tag Archives: Analogue Switch-Off

Cuba to start analogue switch-off in July

Cuba plans to start a partial analogue switch-off in July, according to local newspaper Granma. DTT coverage is expected to reach 100% of the country within a period of three years. The first stage of the gradual process will begin in the municipality Isla de la Juventud (west) and in five municipalities in the central [...]

Gired approves changes in analogue switch-off schedule in Brazil

Gired, the group coordinating the implementation of digital TV in Brazil, which is integrated by telecommunications companies, TV broadcasters and regulator Anatel,  approved to postpone the analogue switch-off schedule in Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Fortaleza and the interior of Sao Paulo. The proposal must be formalized by the Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Gilberto [...]

Sao Paulo switches off analogue TV

Sao Paulo and 38 municipalities in the metropolitan region will switch off analogue television today. In a meeting held at the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the Group for the Implementation of Digital TV (Gired) confirmed that the conditions for carrying out the planned process in the area have been met. According to a survey carried [...]

Argentina to trial FTA analogue switch-off in Tierra del Fuego

Argentinas state-owned telecommunications company Arsat has announced that it will conduct a pilot test of analogue switch-off in the province of Tierra del Fuego, in the south of the country. Currently, there is a DTT antenna in Ushuaia, capital of the province, and soon another one will start operating in the city of Rio Grande. [...]

NBC to switch off analogue signals on Dec 15

Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has announced that the public broadcaster will switch off its analogue transmitter on December 15 for Windhoek region. We do not want to switch off everyone in June (2015), it will be too much chaos. If we succeed we will tackle the other big towns, said Aldred Dreyer, chief technology officer [...]

South Africa to switch on digital TV signal by April 2014

Digital television signals in South Africa will be switched on April 1, 2014, according to the latest gazetted amendments to the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy. The date for analogue signal switch-off has not been determined yet. According to the amendments, digital terrestrial broadcast signals will cover 84% of South Africas population by March 2014 while [...]

GOtv assures its readiness ahead of Nairobi’s analogue switch-off

MultiChoice Kenya, the parent of Pay-TV operator GOtv, has launched a campaign to assure Nairobi residents of its readiness for the analogue switch-off on December 13. GOtv has been playing a pivotal role towards contributing to this technological transformation and in the process helping the country to achieve its set target towards the migration to [...]

Nigeria sets new digitalisation deadline

The National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria (NBC) last week set January 1, 2015, as the new deadline for Analogue Switch-Off in the country. The deadline was announced following the NBCs Digital Broadcasting Summit held October 24-25 in Abuja, Nigeria. Emeka Mba, the Director General of NBC, expressed optimism that the new deadline would be met [...]