Digital Migration

Nov 12, 2019  |  “Countries Should Learn From Our Mistakes But Not Be Afraid Of Digital Migration”, Say ZNBC Officials

African countries considering digital migration should “Learn some of the mistakes that we made in the initial stages and some we are still grappling with, but overall it shouldn’t scare you,” says Cliff Kachingwe Sichone, Vice President of TopStar. Speaking ...


Oct 31, 2019  |  Togo Govt Passes Law To Fast-Track DTT Migration

Last week, Togo’s parliament approved the switch to digital terrestrial television, DTT, hence fast-tracking a procedure that was initiated a few years ago. The related law was passed in the presence of Togo’s Minister of Communications, Katari Foli-Bazi, who declared ...


Oct 29, 2019  |  Nigeria: NBC To Start Analogue Switch Off In 2020

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission has reported that plans are underway to begin analogue switch off in six areas starting with Abuja, as from the next year. The commission also shared that a new Digital Switch-Over timeline would soon be released ...


Oct 23, 2019  |  Africa’s Digital Gender Divide Is Increasing -Report

To promote the continent’s digital transformation agenda, the latest World Bank report estimates that Africa needs close to US$9 billion a year - to connect1.1 billion additional people online by 2030, especially youth and women. “A Digital Infrastructure Moonshot for ...


Lack Of Funding Delays Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over

Nigeria’s implementation of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue TV broadcasts has reportedly been delayed by the non-release of funds by the federal government to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).   This is despite the numerous advantages of ...

Kenya’s Media Landscape Disrupted By Digital And Online –TIFA Report

There have been significant changes in Kenya’s media landscape, and a recently published report by TIFA Research and Reelforge provides insights into what the changes have been. The differences in the Kenyan media landscape before and after the digital broadcasting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...