Tag Archives: decoder

Brazil’s TV Novo Tempo selects Ateme

Brazilian TV channel TV Novo Tempo has deployed Atemes Kyrion encoder and decoder to power its terrestrial and satellite primary distribution feeds to Brazil and the rest of the region.   Based on the Ateme fifth Generation Stream compression engine, the Kyrion encoder and decoder provide the best baseband video quality at minimum bitrates, the [...]

StarTimes Uganda launches cheaper decoders

Chinese pay-TV operator, StarTimes, has launched a cheaper decoder, StarTimes Light, in Uganda for UGX 8,000 (USD 2.8) ahead of digital migration deadline. Subscribers will have to pay an initial subscription fee of UGX 41,500 (USD 14.5), which entitles them to seven months of digital television services on a Nova bouquet, whose monthly subscription is UGX 6,000 [...]

MultiChoice launches HD decoder

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has launched its latest High Definition decoder, DStv Zapper, in Uganda. The new decoder which delivers high picture and sound quality, will replace the existing standard definition single view decoder which is being phased out. The Zapper is very affordable and it will guarantee more subscribers with the possibility of accessing DStvs [...]

MultiChoice launches new DStv HD decoder

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has unveiled its first high definition (HD) single view decoder, DStv HD Decoder, which features Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and will replace the existing standard definition single view decoder. We recently made HD channels available to all DStv customers with the necessary HD equipment, said Mark Rayner, COO of MultiChoice South [...]

MultiChoice plans new DStv PVR installation

African pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, is working on a new personal video recording (PVR) DStv decoder which once launched will replace MultiChoices HD PVR 2P decoder, according to reports. The Explora is however expected to remain the top-of-the-line decoder at DStv. MultiChoice had recently dropped its price of the decoder from ZAR 2,499 (USD 240) to [...]

StarTimes Kenya cuts decoder price as DTT nears

Chinese pay-TV services provider StarTimes has reduced the price of its digital set-top box in Kenya by 15% in order to attract subscribers in  the run-up to the December 13 analogue switch-off in the countrys capital, Nairobi. The announcement follows news that retail chain Nakumatt has seen sales of digital TV sets more than triple [...]