Category Archives: DTT

Bolivia to start analog blackout’s implementation in 2021

Bolivian Telecommunications Vice Minister, Rene Sanchez, announced new dates for the analog blackouts implementation in the country, which had been put off by the Government last year. The initial date for the DTT migration process will be next November 30th, 2021, and will be developed in stages, until it is completed on November 30th, 2025. [...]

South Africa to complete its broadcasting digital migration by 2021

According to the South African National Department of Communication, the country will shift from analogue terrestrial television to digital television broadcasting in 2021. The department has announced this information while addressing the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee. The department specified the different phases, saying it would continue to implement the distribution of digital set-top boxes, which will [...]

Paraguay gets ready to implement the analog blackout in 2021

Juan Carlos Duarte, President at Conatel in Paraguay, said that, by the end of 2021, the regulator will implement the analog blackout in the first of 14 zones established in the country. The first area includes Asuncion, Departamento Central and some towns of Cordillera, Paraguari and Presidente Hayes, as well as the Ñeembucu district. To [...]

Madagascar to switch to DTT on June 17

In Madagascar, the authorities will switch to digital terrestrial television (DTT) on June 17, 2020. The information was recently provided by the Ministry of Communication. According to his information, the next six months will serve as a test for the national platform. Launched in 2015, the Madagascan migration process to DTT has lagged considerably. One [...]

Ghana to switch from analogue to DTT in June 2020

The government of Ghana has confirmed that the country’s broadcasting sector will migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting in June this year. The country’s communications minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, released the information after a meeting attended by the ministry and key industry players. She explained that the purpose of the meeting was to update all stakeholders [...]

Citi TV in Ghana goes live on DSTV

The Accra-based television station Citi TV will go online on DSTV today. A decision likely to significantly increase its audience to acquire a larger audience share. The DSTV platform operated by MultiChoice broadcasts in 50 sub-Saharan countries, including Cape Verde and Madagascar, and will give Citi TV a much wider reach. A management statement said [...]

Honduras sets deadline for DTT migration

Edith Copland, commissioner at the Honduran National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), explained that the analog blackout is planned to take place in the country from  the first day of 2020, with a deadline set for next April 27th. To date, it is estimated that 70% of Honduran TV channels are ready to migrate to DTT. Copland [...]

Peru makes changes on its DTT migration plan

The Peruvian Transport and Telecommunications Ministry (MTC) published the N° 1147-2019-MTC Ministerial Resolution, which aims to make changes on the DTT implementation Master Plan in the country, in order to make an adequate DTT transition. The decision is aimed to change the analog broadcast network for the Territory I (Lima and Callao), from the end [...]

Cartoon Network arrives on GOtv for the holidays

GOtv owned by Multichoice is adding new channels to its subscribers who may use various packages. These customers will have something new to watch over the holidays. The company calls its offer “This is us Wakenya”, which has since added four new channels to offer viewers an updated entertainment experience on GOtv Max, Plus and [...]