Digital Migration

Dec 13, 2018  |  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 ...


Nov 07, 2018  |  Niger Prepares To Install DTT In December

The Chairman of the National Technical Committee For Digital (CTN), Abdoulaye Coulibaly declared that Digital terrestrial television (DTT) is currently operational in Niamey and it was now on the way to becoming a reality in Niger. Coulibaly announced in a ...


Nov 02, 2018  |  NBC Wraps Up Digital Mapping of Nigeria

The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu announced that the commission had completed work on digital mapping throughout Nigeria. Kawu was speaking at the 12th Afro-centric Biennial Conference and Exhibition of African Broadcasters hosted by ...


Oct 26, 2018  |  SA Government To Team Up With SABC and MultiChoice on Digital Migration

Times Live reported that Nomvula Mokonyane, South Africa’s Communications Minister has announced that after spending over R10bn on the project over the years, the South African government will no longer be procuring set-top boxes meant for the switchover from analogue ...


NBC Gains Full Support Of National Assembly For Successful Digital Switch Over

The Chairman of the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, Olusegun Odebunmi, has announced that the National Assembly is ready to support the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria in its quest to achieve successful Digital Switch Over. ...

South Africa: Free State Will Be First To Receive Digital Terrestrial TV

In South Africa, the Free State will be the first province to switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT). The switch is expected to be done by December 2018. Nomvula Mokonyane, Communications Minister, made this announcement in Tshwane ...

South Africa Will Say Goodbye To Analogue TV in 2020 - According To Minister Of Communications

Nomvula Mokonyane, South Africa’s Communication Minister, announced at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) headquarters in Pretoria that the country would switch from analogue terrestrial television to digital television broadcasting in July 2020 or even earlier than that, if ...

South Africa: Communications Minister To Ask USAASA Off Digital Migration Project

South Africa's Communications Ministry through its leadership, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has issued a directive to the effect that the communications ministry will no longer deal with digital migration or procurement of Set Top Boxes (STBs) through the USAASA. According to ...

GOtv Licensed As Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Operator

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology (ZICTA) has given license to GOTV, a signal distributor network to install and operate a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network in the nation. ZICTA is a government-owned regulatory body responsible for the regulation of ...

South Africa: March 31st Is Deadline Date To Receive Subsidised Set-Top Boxes

The South African Department of Communications (The DoC) has announced that Saturday 31st March 2018 is the deadline date for registration of citizens that are qualified to receive government subsidised digital set-top boxes in the Free State and North West ...

South Africa: Minister Sets Up "War Room" To Ensure Digital Migration By June 2019

South Africa's Minister of Communications, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane seems to have declared total war on her country lag in the TV digital migration issue and is creating a "war effort" mentality across the process value-chain to ensure that South Africa's ...

South Africa: The DoC Initiates Supply Of Subsidised Digital Set-Top Boxes

The South African Department of Communications (The DoC) has started the distribution of government-subsidised digital set-top boxes in the Eastern Cape region of the country. The Eastern Cape distribution is part of the five million government subsidises set-top boxes that ...

The Nigerian Digital SwitchOver (DSO) - The Need To Think Outside The Box

The Nigerian Digital Switchover known in Nigeria as the DSO is the Nigerian Government’s programme for the migration of television from analogue to digital. The Nigerian DSO journey started with the inauguration of the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC); this body ...

AfDB And The EU To Finance Central Africa National Fiber Backbone

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has confirmed its commitment to assisting the Central African Republic to achieve its digital potential. To this end, the Bank is partnering with the European Union to finance the building and deployment of the country's ...