Category Archives: HD / 4K

Angolan TV Zimbo migrates to HD

Medianova group-owned Angolan channel, TV Zimbo, has migrated to high definition (HD) with the help of Spanish technology company, VSN, and British systems integrator, VSC. VSNs turnkey solution includes the upgrade of MCR baseband equipment to HD. The VSNNEWS solution covers the complete newsroom and studio production. The media asset management and archive is based [...]

kykNET turns HD next month

MultiChoice’s Afrikaans language platform, kykNET, will make a transition from standard definition (SD) to a high definition (HD) channel on August 12, 2014. “The switch-over to kykNET will be seamless. Our content producers have been working for a long time with cameras and production equipment enabling them to deliver programmes in HD,” said Karen Meiring, [...]

Discovery HD launches on DStv end-June

African pay-TV provider, MultiChoice, and Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) announced the launch of a high definition feed of Discovery Channel on DStv Premium across Africa from June 30, 2014. The HD Discovery Channel will feature programmes such as Dynamo, Gold Rush, Bear Grylls and Fast N Loud along [...]

SuperSport launches seventh HD channel

South African sports broadcaster, SuperSport, will launch its seventh high definition (HD) channel, SSHD7, on MultiChoice-owned satellite platform, DStv, on April 22, 2014. The new channel will be available to DStv Premium subscribers. There is no better way to watch sport than in high definition. This seventh SuperSport HD channel means that all Barclays Premiership [...]

Al Aan TV selects Harris Broadcast for HD transition

Al Aan TV, the Dubai-based free-to-air satellite TV network, has adopted a new end-to-end, file-based HD broadcast solution from Harris Broadcast to support its phased migration to HD. Al Aan has expanded on its existing video servers with a network of Harris Broadcast HD/SD Nexio server and storage solutions, along with Nexio Motion intelligent media [...]

DTH leads IPTV in provision of HD content

High-definition viewers in the Middle East will continue to proliferate on DTH platforms as IPTV cannot currently handle the bandwidth, according to Cliff Nelson, CEO of the Dubai-based, low-cost DTH provider, My-HD. “HD transmission requires 6-12 Megabits a second per channel which is a lot of bandwidth, and most countries in this region don’t offer [...]