Tag Archives: Malawi

Malawi invites bids for DTT set top boxes

The Malawi Government has invited potential suppliers to submit bids for the supply and delivery of digital TV set top boxes. The bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives on March 17, 2014. The country switched on DVB-T2 on December 31, 2013 – meeting the DTT deadline set by South African [...]

Malawi turns off digital network

The Malawi government has turned off the countrys Digital Broadcasting Network just one week after launching DTT services after TV broadcasters failed to subscribe for operational signals. The government has spent over USD 5 million on the installation and commissioning of Malawi’s DTT network, however the project has witnessed a lack of cooperation from local [...]

Malawi makes the digital switch

Malawi has met the December 31, 2013, deadline set by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television. Martha Kwataine, chairperson of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), said the rollout of DTT was a milestone for Malawi. This will extend the signal coverage to areas within the [...]

Malawi may miss DTT deadline due to ‘irregularities’

The Malawi government has hinted that the country may fail to meet the December 31, 2013, DTT switchover deadline set by the South African Development Community (SADC). While the government had earlier announced that it would launch its digital network by November 30, 2013, a delay has been caused by various irregularities in the equipment [...]

Malawi begins DTT switchover

Malawi last week received its first consignment of digital migration equipment worth USD 1.7 million from Chinese vendor Huawei, which includes computer software and hardware. Seven more consignments are due to arrive. Denis Chirwa, Digital Migration Coordinator for Malawi’s Ministry of Information, said installation of the equipment would start immediately with digital network ready for [...]