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The digital switchover to be completed in Benin

The switchover to digital television is about to be done in Benin. According to the authorities, 28 of the 29 sites planned for the switchover are operational. The shift to digital terrestrial television covers more than 80% of the territory thanks to the equipment provided by StarTimes, the technical partner of the Beninese authorities. Officially, 14 of [...]

Ethiopia to undertake digital switch by end 2016

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) announced its plans to upgrade the country’s terrestrial television service and carryout the digital switchover by the end of 2016. The country has tabled the draft bill for discussion today which would help to deliver quality media service and ensure accessibility to media. The Ethiopian draft bill is expected to [...]

Excaf Telecom selects Spacecom for Senegal’s switchover

Senegal-based DTT operator in charge of country-wide analogue switch-off, Excaf Telecom, has awarded global satellite communication operator, Spacecom, a long term contract to digitise Senegals broadcast services. Excaf, which aims to create West Africas first digital terrestrial network, will be utilising Spacecoms Amos-5 satellite at 17° East to implement the national DTT Project. Excaf will [...]

Nigerian Plateau State to pioneer the country’s digital switchover

Nigerias Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Olivia Daziem, announced that the state government is ready to make the switch from analogue to digital television broadcasting making it the first state in Nigeria to effect the change. Jos will be the first city in the Plateau State to make the switch over. “A [...]