Tag Archives: digital TV

Motorola launches digital TV mod in Brazil

Motorola has launched in Brazil a new mod for Moto Z smartphones, which includes an external battery and access to digital TV. Users who purchase the new device will have free access to the contents of Globo Play OTT service for six months. This new moto mod, called Moto Power Pack & Digital TV, was [...]

Brazil has distributed 48,000 digital TV kits in Brasilia for “analog swith-off”

Com o desligamento do sinal analógico de TV previsto para 29 de outubro desse ano, os beneficiários do programa Bolsa Família do Distrito Federal do Governo brasileiro já estão recebendo os kits gratuitos de conversão para ter acesso à programação pelo sinal digital. Segundo a Entidade Administradora da Digitalização (EAD), já foram entregues 48.410 kits [...]

Zimbabwe inches towards digital TV migration

Zimbabwe has completed installation of satellite uplink dish at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) studios. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Acting Minister Prisca Mupfumira attended the event. With the satellite uplink launch, Zimbabwe has taken another crucial step towards digital TV migration. The country is among the 50 African nations to have missed the analogue [...]

South Africa’s Cabinet to discuss digital TV migration

South Africas Department of Communications informed the countrys Parliament on Tuesday that it is ready to consult with cabinet about digital TV migration. The Department led by Communications minister Faith Muthambi will soon discuss potential date for digital TV services launch. The country is one of the several African nations to have missed the digital [...]

Digital TV migration: SA, Mozambique sign deal to minimise TV interference

South Africa has signed an agreement with neighbouring Mozambique to minimise interference during the upcoming digital migration. Mozambique is expected to switch from analogue to digital TV in the next few weeks, while South Africa is likely to miss the 17 June deadline.  International protection of analogue frequencies ends next week and other African nations [...]

Botswana lays out licensing framework for digital TV

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has produced a consultation paper on licensing framework for DTT for public consumption as a part of the Authority’s plans to create an enabling environment for all stakeholders. “Upon reception of all comments, BOCRA will produce a draft Licensing Framework which will be circulated to all stakeholders and will convene [...]

Kenya orders analogue, digital TV to operate together

The Kenyan Supreme Court ordered the analogue and digital TV platforms to run concurrently for the time being enabling Kenyan broadcasters Nation Media Group (NMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Standard Group (SG) to legally broadcast on analogue frequencies. The decision came after Kenyas digital migration deadline of December 31 was suspended after an application [...]

CWG estimates Nigerians to spend NGN 700 bn on digital TV

Nigeria-based technology company, the Computer Warehouse Group, said that Nigerians would have to spend an estimated NGN 700 billion (USD 3.8 billion) to purchase digital decoders as the country undergoes digital migration. CWG said that unless there was a policy turnaround before then, all analogue television transmission in Nigeria would cease. CWG, in November last [...]

African francophone countries to witness 88% digital TV penetration of TV HH by 2018

Digital TV user base across Francophone African countries is forecast to rise from 57.2% end-2013 to 87.6% in 2018 according to the latest forecasts published by Dataxis. Overall pay-TV penetration is also expected to rise from 291,000 subs in 2013 to 6.19 million at the end of the period. Dataxis estimates that digital satellite pay-TV [...]