Tag Archives: digital terrestrial television

The Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) campaign is moving towards the North-West border village of South Africa. Awareness will be raised regarding the new era of high-definition television through the DTT process, among residents in the village of Ramatlabama, near Mahikeng. A DTT Imbizo will be held on the border of Botswana and led by the […]


A sharp increase has been reported regarding the number of government subsidized set-top boxes. With 11709 registrations captured in January, a total of 36042 TV households have registered for the set-top boxes (STBs). Commenting on the fact, Faith Muthambi, the Minister of Communications of South Africa, said: “It is encouraging to see the growth in […]


Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, announced that it will complete its digital terrestrial television (DTT) network by the end of 2014, enabling the country to initiate analogue switch-off. In March 2013, the company had increased the DTT network population coverage to 82.13% by constructing 46 new sites. Upon completion, the […]


Cape Verde, the island country in Western Africa, wants to host a testing laboratory for the implementation of digital terrestrial television (DTT) in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries. “Cape Verde is a country with mountainous islands, a very rugged terrain, valleys and streams, unlike other members of ECOWAS, which are completely […]


MultiChoice owned African pay-TV operator, M-Net, has opposed the inclusion of encryption control in the South Africa’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) set top boxes (STB) by publishing an advertisement in the national newspaper. M-Net argues that DTT should be free of encryption as compulsory encryption would add costs to both the consumer and the government […]


Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice revealed that online video streaming providers including Netflix, Apple and Google, pose ‘real threat’ to the South Africa’s subscription broadcasting industry. Imtiaz Patel, Group CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, said that while MultiChoice and rival, e.tv, are locked in a high-stakes battle over the use of encryption in free-to-air digital terrestrial television, […]


The secretary general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Hamadoun Toure, during a visit to Kenya clarified that the June 17, 2015 deadline for global migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT) will not be extended for any country. Toure’s comment came after the Kenyan Court of Appeal postponed the judgement on the case by three […]


South African Communications Minister, Yunus Carrim, announced that the commercial roll-out of the digital terrestrial television migration project which was scheduled to take place on April 1, 2014 has been scrapped due to delays caused by disagreements among broadcasters. “We intend to bring to a close the current negotiations very soon and shortly thereafter we’ll […]


Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice along with Association of Community Television – SA (ACT-SA), and the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components (NAMEC) has published an open letter to South Africa’s communications minister, Yunus Carrim, asking him to launch free, unencrypted digital terrestrial television without any further delay. Criticising the government’s decision to install a control […]