Tag Archives: SADC

StarTimes made a new move for the DSO in Zambia

StarTimes has handed over 2 Outside Broadcast Vans to the Zambian Government. The vans will be used to upgrade the outside live broadcasting capability of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), which will enable the national TV station to obtain, edit and transmit high definition signals in real time at outside events. The vans are part [...]

MultiChoice to bring in more local content for SADC nations

MultiChoice Africa revealed its plans to air more local content on its pay-TV platform in SADC nations, including Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Botswana,. MultiChoice will be focusing on making content relevant to the regions but it must be commercially viable, therefore if their project does not yield any money from the programmes they [...]

SADC adopts Digital Broadcasting Consumer Guidelines

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have adopted the Guidelines on Consumer Protection and Awareness on Digital Broadcasting Migration, to protect consumers from the impact of transition from analogue to digital broadcasting. The guidelines were prepared during the 7th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum which was held in June. The measures to cushion [...]

SADC to host digital migration forum

Southern African Development Community (SADC) will host the 7th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Digital Forum in Botswana on June 9, 2014 to update on the implementation of digital migration in the region. The member countries will provide progress reports on their implementation status and discuss the challenges encountered in the efforts. The SADC Terrestrial Television [...]

SABA aims for regional cloud-based television platform

Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) has floated plans to create a regional cloud-based television platform, including digital ecosystem, an airtime sales and marketing system, along with a cloud monetisation service. This was discussed during the  6th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum, hosted last week in Lusaka, Zambia, where broadcasters and government [...]

Namibia’s NBC goes digital

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has finalised the digitalisation of its analogue network and is set to launch service ahead of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) deadline of December 31, 2013. NBC is now selling the digital decoders required to view its DTT signal for USD 20. However, the first 20,000 decoders are being [...]