Digital Migration

Aug 11, 2017  |  China's Startimes Launches Digital Satellite TV Services Into Rural Africa

Following from the commitment made by the Chinese government to support the provision of digital satellite services to rural Africa, Startimes (the Chinese owned digital pay TV company) have started to make good on this commitment by launching a satellite-based ...


Aug 09, 2017  |  "South Africa Should Complete Digital Migration By End of 2017" - Communications Minister

Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, South Africa's minister of communications, has committed her country to completing the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting by end of 2017. The minister made this declaration after a major stakeholder meeting of the South Africa Digital ...


Jul 24, 2017  |  Canal+ To Launch A New Sports Channel Across 25 African Countries

France's Canal+ has confirmed it has launched a brand new digital sports channels A+ Sport. The new subscription channel was started on the 21st of July 2017 and will be broadcasting across 25 French-speaking nations across sub-Saharan Africa. The new ...


Jul 07, 2017  |  South Africa: Minister Parleys With Broadcasters On New 2018 Digital Switchover Deadline

South Africa's Minister for Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo is scheduled to hold urgent talks with the country's broadcasters with a view to bringing the digital migration process back on track. South Africa is now looking to complete the analogue to ...


Ghana Unable To Meet September 2017 Digital Migration Deadline; No New Deadline Set!

Ghana's Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has conceded that Ghana cannot meet the new deadline set for analogue to digital migration. Speaking at a stakeholders' meeting in the country's capital, Accra, Owusu-Ekuful said she and her team were acutely ...

Status Update On Nigeria's Digital Migration Process... Some Numbers!

Numbers from Nigerian's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) indicates that the digital broadcasting switchover process is going as slow as as one can possibly imagined. According to the Director General of NBC, Mallam Issaq Modibo Kawu, Nigeria has organised the import ...

Kenya: Startimes Plans To Cover Rural Areas With Digital TV Signal

Startimes - the pan-African digital TV company - has announced it will expand digital TV coverage to more counties covering rural Kenya. A statement attributed to the company says it is aiming to enable digital terrestrial TV signals reach rural ...

Nigeria Not Tied To June 2017 Digital TV Switchover; Needs 32 Million Set-Top Boxes - NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria (NBC); the body responsible for implementing the country's migration from analogue to digital broadcasting has conceded it might not achieve the self-imposed switchover deadline on 17th June 2017. According to a statement from the ...

Nigeria: Six States To Go Digital Within The Next Month - Minister

Nigeria's  Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed has stated that six (6) States in the country will be switching over to digital broadcasting within the next month. Although the States concerned were not named at the time of the statement, ...

SA Communication Minister Insists On Set-Top Boxes (STBs) Encryption

South Africa's Communication Minister, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, has vowed that government subsidised set-top boxes will stay encrypted, even as the highest Court in South Africa ruled against encryption of set-top boxes in South Africa. Ms Ayanda Dlodlo told industry press ...

Nigeria: 75 Percent Local Content Requirement Will Help Digital TV Services

The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria, Alhaji Issaq Modibo-Kawu has stated that the requirement for a 75 percent local content for TV and Radio platforms in the country will facilitate the adoption and growth of digital broadcasting ...

US$ 26 Million Spent On 620,000 Set-Top Boxes For Nigerians, So Far - NBC

Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - the body in charge of the broadcast media industry in the country - has confirmed it has spent $26 Million (US) to procure 620,000 set-top boxes so far for the Nigeria digital switchover programme. ...

Digital Migration: Will Nigeria Meet The June 2017 Deadline Date?

After missing the original deadline for the migration of broadcasting signals from analogue to digital as set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Nigeria set a new internal deadline of June 2017. Now, as June 2017 is here, the entire ...

Zambia: Multichoice Wins Landmark Case Against ZNBC And China's TopStar Communications

Multichoice Zambia has won an injunction stopping the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and Chinese digital TV services provider TopStar Communications from interfering with arrangements for the broadcast of local free-to-air channels in the country. Presently, Multichoice Zambia's GOtv customers ...