Broadcasting Tech

Aug 07, 2017  |  Security Of Content On Africa's Digital Free-To-Air Broadcasting Is Paramount - Verimatrix

Verimatrix, a leader in provisoning security for digital television services, have said it is paramount for TV operators to take seriously the question of security of digital TV services (especially in a free-to-air environment). Verimatrix will be addressing this 'seemingly ...


Jul 24, 2017  |  TSTV And ABS Global To Promote A New Satellite Broadcasting Service For Africa

ABS Global - a Europe-based technology company - has joined venture with a Nigeria's outfit - Telecom Satellite TV (TSTV) -  to set up a new Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite TV service to compliment the digital transition currently taking place across ...


Jun 08, 2017  |  Cameroon: CRTV Ready To Move From Broadcasting To 'Narrowcasting.'

The Managing Director of Cameroon Radio and TV - the public TV broadcasting service of Cameroon - Mr Charles Ndongo have announced a call for tender to implement an internet TV streaming solution for the country. Mr Ndongo said the ...


May 11, 2017  |  Eutelsat Selected To Provide Capacity For 'Ethiosat TV' Platform

Ethiopia's Information Network Security Agency (INSA) has agreed on a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for the Ethiosat TV platform. Recently launched Ethiosat TV is to provide 'a unified transmission platform' for TV and media services in Ethiopia. It will also ...


South Africa: Digital TV Set-Top Box Makers To Take Govt. Agency To Court

A few digital TV set-top boxes manufacturers in South Africa are resorting to taking legal action against the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA). The contracted set-top box manufacturers, it is understood, are seeking redress for their ...

Ethiopia Launches Own Satellite TV Transmission Platform: 'Ethiosat.'

Ethiopia is launching a Satelitte TV Transmission platform called 'Ethiosat'. It is described as an integrated satellite transmission platform to cover the nation. A spokesperson for the government in Ethiopia said that Ethiosat will should provide "a unified transmission platform" ...

YouTube Puts Kids App On Smart TV Sets - Available In Parts Of Africa

YouTube Kids TV app that can now be accessed on smart TVs, smartphones and tablets. In a statement, YouTube said that bringing their entertaining content for kids to the television screens for all the families to enjoy is a "perfect ...

TV White Spaces - SA Regulator Publishes Draft Framework And Position Paper

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) have recently published a draft regulation and position paper on the use of TV White Spaces in the country. TV white spaces technology can help provide 'low-cost' broadband internet by using gaps ...

NIGERIA: Ghana's RLG Wins 31 Million Dollars Contract To Produce Digital Set-Top Boxes

The Ghanian-owned RLG have been awarded the contract to manufacture and deliver Set-Top Boxes for the Nigerian DSO programme. The contract is valued to the tune of 31million US Dollars. RLG will work with a local partner - Adulawo Technology ...

MultiChoice Works With Accenture To Expand Video Test Automation Capabilities

MultiChoice is implementing StormTest from Accenture to broaden its video test automation capacity. This will enable Multichoice drive further its strategy of enhancing the viewing experience for customers and aim is to deliver the right kind of programming tailored to ...

SES And iDirect Test Over-The-Air DVB-S2X Tech

SES, the global satellite and media operator and US-based iDirect have announced the positive testing of the innovative over-the-air DVB-S2X Technology over C-Band. According to the two organisations, this test will enable the crucial lessons and adaptations to be made ...

Cape Verde Multimedia Deploys Interactive TV Platform From Beenius

Cape Verde Multimedia (part of Cape Verde Telecom group) have selected Beenius (a provider of Interactive TV platforms) to provide it with next generation interactive TV systems. The CEO of Capo Verde Telecoms, Mr Rui Fortes, said that Beenius would ...

Content Protection System From Conax To Be Used To Fuel Growth In MENA.

My-Media will deploy Conax content protection system to drive further growth across the Middle East and North Africa. According to sources from Kudelski (Conax parent company), the cloud-based system included versatile innovations and extensive modular characteristics. The partnership between Conax ...

SES Delivers TV And Media Services To 325 Million Homes

Recently released figures showed that SES (the leading Satellite services company) helped deliver TV and media services to more than 1 billion people (325 million households) around the globe. The industry report breaks down SES service delivery global coverage till ...