Tag Archives: Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission to investigate digital TV signal quality

The Uganda Communications Commission has said that it will investigate quality of digital TV signals in Kampala Broadcasters in the region have complained that poor quality digital signals is affecting their business. Uganda is one of the few African countries to meet the 17 June deadline for analogue switch-off. The migration isnt looking easy though. [...]

StarTimes reduces decoder price in Uganda

StarTimes, the Pay TV service provider, has cut costs of decoders in Uganda. The company says that it decided to reduce the price to make digital TV more accessible to masses. Decoders in Uganda will now cost Shs 33,500 from Shs 49,500 earlier ( about USD10 from USD15.25), reports AllAfrica.com. A statement from the company [...]

Uganda prepares for analogue switch-off

The Uganda Communications Commission released a public notice on Monday, informing citizens of the analogue switch off that is scheduled for 17 June, 2015. The Commission added that it has Type Approved Free to Air (FTA) Set Top Boxes (STB) and all the Digital Terrestrial Transmission equipment. UCC has encouraged citizens to purchase the equipment [...]

UCC cracks down on 35 companies selling fake STBs

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued notice to 35 companies allegedly importing and distributing unapproved set-top boxes ahead of the digital migration deadline. The regulator is cracking down on the listed firms. Some of the distributors of the fake set top boxes include KSK Tech International, Alish Enterprises, Der Pro Fabricators, MS Enterprises, Volxton, Marvin [...]

Uganda positive to meet digital migration deadline

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) assured its consumers of broadcast media that no one will lose signals even as the country lags behind the digital migration deadline. Most of you have been hearing about digital migration. Uganda should have been ahead in the whole of Africa because we were the first to come up with [...]

StarTimes Uganda launches cheaper decoders

Chinese pay-TV operator, StarTimes, has launched a cheaper decoder, StarTimes Light, in Uganda for UGX 8,000 (USD 2.8) ahead of digital migration deadline. Subscribers will have to pay an initial subscription fee of UGX 41,500 (USD 14.5), which entitles them to seven months of digital television services on a Nova bouquet, whose monthly subscription is UGX 6,000 [...]

Uganda gets warning on 3 months DSO deadline

Ugandas Communications Commission (UCC) has issued a final warning to the country to switch off its analogue TV transmissions in 3 months as the country has only an estimated 300,000 digital STBs in use and over 4.7 million TV homes still to be connected. All the necessary digital equipment has been procured, and the necessary [...]

SuperSport offers 6.5 billion to FUFA

MultiChoice-owned sports broadcaster, SuperSport, has reportedly tabled a UGX 6.5 billion (USD 2.36 million) deal to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) for the broadcasting rights of Uganda Premier League. The move comes just days after Tanzanian pay-TV operator, Azam TV, offered UGX 1.28 billion (USD 463,436) to FUFA for the rights. In August, [...]

Azam TV eyes FUFA deal

Tanzanian pay-TV operator, Azam TV, has reportedly tabled a UGX 1.28 billion (USD 463,436) offer to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to acquire broadcasting rights of 16 Uganda Premier League clubs per season. The Ugandan football governing body has released an official statement stating, FUFA has received an offer from Azam Pay TV [...]