Digital Migration

Jul 18, 2019  |  Gambia Gears Up For Digital TV Broadcasting

Gambia’s public signal distributor for terrestrial television (DTT), Digital Gambia Limited (DGL), and its partner EXCAF-Gambia telecom recently revealed that Gambia plans to migrate from analogue to digital TV broadcasting by 2020. The migration from analogue TV to digital broadcasting ...


Jul 12, 2019  |  South Africa: Minister Promises To Fast-Track Digital Migration

South Africa’s Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has pledged — like many of her predecessors — to fast-track South Africa’s late migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television. Speaking in parliament earlier this week Ndabeni-Abrahams said that the department would present ...


Jul 04, 2019  |  Nigeria: NBC And ICPC In Legal Battle Over $6.9Million DSO Project

Nigeria is on the brink of missing yet another chance to advance into the Age of Information; a new era where knowledge and technology drive the economy. This new era is dependent on digital dividends through the shift towards digital ...


May 27, 2019  |  Nigeria’s Government To Fund Digital Switch Over Process With USD83 Million – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) recently announced that the Federal Government would be releasing N30 billion ($83 mil) for the process of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in the country. The Director-General of the NBC, Ishaq Kawu, told members of the ...


Stakeholders Urge Nigeria’s FG To Prioritise Digital Switchover

Critical stakeholders in Nigeria have urged the federal government to take the necessary steps required to ensure the realisation of a full migration from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting despite many efforts by some to delay the process, according ...

Benin Close To Completion Of Digital Switchover

The switchover from analogue to digital television is about to be done in Benin. According to the country’s authorities, 28 of the 29 sites that were planned for the switchover are now digital and operational. The migration to digital terrestrial ...

Senegal Set To Switch Off All Analog Signal In September Next Year

The Senegalese authorities have revealed that they are preparing to cut the signal of analog television in the country soon. These plans were made public by the Director General of ‘Télédiffusion du Sénégal’ (TDS), Amadou Diop, who is the head ...

South Africa Makes Progress In Digital Migration Project

Twenty-five thousand low-income homes in South Africa’s Northern Cape province have been migrated from analogue broadcasting and connected to digital terrestrial television (DTT). The country’s Department of Communications (DOC) revealed this information recently in parliament as it detailed the progress ...

Nigeria’s Digital Switch-Over Plan Suffers Yet Another Setback

Nigeria’s plans for a Digital Switch Over(DSO)  from analogue broadcasts has encountered yet another setback, to the dismay of Nigerian citizens. The momentum of progress in the DSO came to an abrupt and unexplained halt since February last year when ...

SES Inks Contract To Provide Channels To Benin In Digital Switchover Move

The Satellite operator SES has signed a deal with Benin’s government to provide 15 free-to-air channels to audiences in the West African country. As part of the deal some HD channels, which SES says are the first HD channels to ...

South Africa Misses Deadline For DTT In The Free State Province

The 28th of February 2019 marked the promised deadline for the complete switch-over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the Free State region of South Africa. The province was earmarked to be the one that would be first ...

Ivory Coast Teams Up With GatesAir For National Digital TV Transition

The government of Ivory Coast has announced that it will be collaborating with GatesAir technologies for the necessary services and equipment contract to back the country’s national digital TV (DTV) network. The first phase is made up of seven transmitter ...

South Africa’s Department Of Communications Plans To Fast-Track Digital Migration

South Africa’s Department of Communications (DOC) has yet again promised to speed up the rollout of the digital migration project. The DOC said this in its plans in the Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) document that coincided with The South ...

ZNBC Turns Off Analogue Television

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation has announced that it will switch off analogue television by the 31st December 2018. ZNBC’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Yvette Chanda, however, said that five districts would not be switched off. Chanda said that the areas ...