Tag Archives: high-definition

Angolan TV Zimbo migrates to HD

Medianova group-owned Angolan channel, TV Zimbo, has migrated to high definition (HD) with the help of Spanish technology company, VSN, and British systems integrator, VSC. VSNs turnkey solution includes the upgrade of MCR baseband equipment to HD. The VSNNEWS solution covers the complete newsroom and studio production. The media asset management and archive is based [...]

kykNET turns HD next month

MultiChoice’s Afrikaans language platform, kykNET, will make a transition from standard definition (SD) to a high definition (HD) channel on August 12, 2014. “The switch-over to kykNET will be seamless. Our content producers have been working for a long time with cameras and production equipment enabling them to deliver programmes in HD,” said Karen Meiring, [...]

OSN’s movie channels go HD

Dubai-based pay-TV operator, OSN, upgraded two of its remaining Standard Definition movie channels, OSN Movies Festival and OSN Movies Kids, to High Definition taking the total number of OSNs HD channels to 46. The availability of high definition content is something OSN viewers have come to expect as standard and the launch of a further [...]

SuperSport launches seventh HD channel

South African sports broadcaster, SuperSport, will launch its seventh high definition (HD) channel, SSHD7, on MultiChoice-owned satellite platform, DStv, on April 22, 2014. The new channel will be available to DStv Premium subscribers. There is no better way to watch sport than in high definition. This seventh SuperSport HD channel means that all Barclays Premiership [...]

DTH leads IPTV in provision of HD content

High-definition viewers in the Middle East will continue to proliferate on DTH platforms as IPTV cannot currently handle the bandwidth, according to Cliff Nelson, CEO of the Dubai-based, low-cost DTH provider, My-HD. “HD transmission requires 6-12 Megabits a second per channel which is a lot of bandwidth, and most countries in this region don’t offer [...]

TopTV decoders can receive StarSat services

South African pay-DTH operator, On Digital Media (ODM), has announced that former TopTV customers whose subscriptions had lapsed when the broadcaster went bankrupt can use their decoders to receive the rebranded pay-TV service of StarSat. Subscribers can choose to buy a new StarSat high-definition decoder for a reduced price if they already had a satellite [...]