Tag Archives: ITU

DRC restored all TV frequencies in Congo

Started a few months ago, the process of restitution of TV and radio frequencies, plundered in Congo by neighboring DRC, is now complete. Lambert Mende Omalanga, the communications ministers of the DRC, handed over to counterpart of Congo, Thierry Lézin Moungalla, an official letter announcing that all the frequencies were restored. “To date, I have [...]

DRC returns to Congo four frequencies illegally seized

“In recent days, through the regulator, we are informed that the DRC has just returned four frequencies. We can already solve the problems related to analog and digital frequencies, and carry out our projects like the installation of our digital channels, “said a few days ago, Thierry Moungalla, the Congolese Minister of Communication and Media. [...]

SA to meet DTT deadline by June 2019

Government is set to complete SA’s switch-over from analogue to digital TV by June 2019. Provided the necessary resources, the Department of Communications (DOC) will be able to deliver SA’s broadcasting digital migration (BDM) programme by the due date. The communications minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said so during a briefing to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications [...]

DTT in Ghana to roll out in March

The nationwide Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) switch will commence in March this year in Ghana, the Ministry of Communications has revealed. The Deputy Minister of Communications, Mr George Nenyi Andah, made the announcement during the official launch of the new Multichoice Ghana office in Accra last week. According to Mr Andah, the Ministry of Communications [...]

Zimbabwe far from the completion of DTT process

International Telecommunications Union declared that Zimbabwe is still far away from digital migration. The transition was supposed to be over by June 2015 to ensure international standard for broadcasting. It has been estimated that the country would need US$ 125 million to complete this project. John Masuku, veteran broadcaster indicated that the country is still [...]

African Countries pressed to conclude the DTT process

June 2015 was supposed to be the deadline for the digital migration in Africa set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), however the vast majority of African countries missed it. Even the most advanced such as Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia did not switch from analogue to digital. The reasons stated are still the same, [...]

Government in South Africa handed out STBs in Limpopo

After missing the 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union for all countries to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting, government in South Africa is accelerating its DTT awareness campaign in the country. The Department of Communication(DOC) in partnership with its stakeholders handed out STBs to residents of various towns in Limpopo. According to [...]

Nigeria committed to meet 2017 Digital switchover deadline

Nigerias Federal Government has insisted that the country must meet the July 2017 deadline set for digital switchover from analogue broadcasting. The statement was made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed at the launching of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Digital Switch Over (DSO). We dont have an option; we must [...]

Zambia submits digital migration policy

Zambias Ministry of Information and Broadcasting services has submitted its final policy to meet the 2015 digital migration deadline set by the ITU following widespread consultation with stakeholders. It is the governments desire and expectation that production houses and entrepreneurs will take maximum advantage of the huge technology capacity that digital television production provides, said [...]