Category Archives: DTT

Se inició la venta de equipos para TDT en VenezuelaDTT hardware on sale in Venezuela

El Gobierno venezolano puso a la venta equipos para que cualquier persona pueda adquirir y disfrutar de la TDT, sin tener que depender de las entregas gratuitas del Estado. Los equipos son comercializados en las oficinas de Cantv (compañía estatal de telecomunicaciones) de las ciudades donde hay cobertura. Para cubrir con esta demanda, Venezuela importó [...]

OpenView warned of illegally broadcasting SABC channels

State owned South African broadcaster, SABC, has strongly opposed OpenView HDs inclusion of SABCs three main television channels as part of its newly launched FTA satellite bouquet. The public broadcaster said in a statement that there has been no agreement with OpenView to broadcast SABC channels, while Platco Digital responded by saying: The SABC, as [...]

StarTimes Nigeria to expand DTT services

StarTimes Nigeria soon plans to launch digital signals in 12 more cities while assuring customers that the company will meet the June 2015 deadline for digital migration and provide quality digital television transmissions in Nigeria. StarTimes plans to launch DTT services in Calabar, Warri, Owerri, Zaria, Minna, Lafia, Awka, Gusau, Katsina, Birnin Kebbi, Suleja, and [...]

Ghana urges broadcasters to complete DTT migration by Dec 2014

Ghanas Minister for Communications, Edward Omane-Boamah, has urged the countrys television broadcasters to complete the digital migration process by December 2014 instead of adhering to the ITUs Analogue Switch Off deadline of June 17, 2015. In a four- day visit to various television broadcasting stations in Accra, Omane-Boamah said that Ghana has to accelerate its [...]

Joint Task Team to investigate SABC- Multichoice deal

The Department of Communications (DoC) has set up a Joint Task Team (JTT) to look into the controversial USD 55.4 million contract between SABC and South African pay-TV broadcaster, MultiChoice which has allegedly been sanctioned by Former minister of communications, Dina Pule. The JTT was established by the current minister of communications, Yunus Carrim, and [...]

Open View HD launched in South Africa

OpenView HD positioned by Platco Digital as Africas first free-to-air HD satellite television platform, has gone live with a bouquet of 10 new channels along with three SABC channels and etv with its four newly launched channels – eKasi+, etoonz+, eAfrica+ and emovies+. OpenView HD expects 5-million out of a potential 10.7-million television households to sign [...]

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 [...]

Spacecom wins USD 5.9 million East African contract

Israel based communications satellite operator, Spacecom, announced its AMOS-5 satellite has won a five-year deal worth USD 5.9 million to provide broadcast services to an East African video service provider which will use Ku band capacity to provide DTT and DTH operations as part of a digital migration project. Our Ku-bands and C-band span the [...]

Freevision reaches out to GaMphahlele Municipality

South African free-to-air DTH platform, Freevision, has been rolled out in the GaMphahlele in Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality in Limpopo, an area that has only intermittent terrestrial broadcasting signal. The satellite service was launched on Monday by South Africas Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, who handed over Freevision satellite dishes, decoders and TV sets in the [...]

Openview HD starts selling decoders ahead of launch

E-tvs sister company, Platco Digital, has started selling its multi-channel and satellite decoders ahead of the scheduled launch of its new TV service, Openview HD, on October 15. Maxwell Nonge, head of Platco Digital, said the decoders are on sale at various retailers, including Pick & Pay, Hirschs, Extreme Discounters and OK, at a retail [...]