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Cote d’Ivoire To Deploy Digital Terrestrial Television In February

Official sources have reported that the installation of digital terrestrial television (DTT) would start in Cote d’Ivoire’s Abidjan region in February.

The Minister of Communication and Media, Sidiki Tiémoko Touré announced at a ceremony that the launch of digital terrestrial television had been scheduled for February 8, 2019.

Work to build infrastructure that is dedicated to DTT began in August 2017 and was scheduled to be delivered at the end of December 2018 with the revamping of 20 broadcasting stations belonging to Cote d’Ivoire’s Radio Broadcasting (RTI, public) and the opening of 18 additional radio stations to effect the changeover of the network.

The long-anticipated broadcasting of DTT signals in the Abidjan area comes after the commissioning of the Abobo transmitter in the same area.

Cote d’Ivoire’s other regions will progressively be connected with the rehabilitation and construction of other transmitters.

According to the minister, after being rolled out in 2012, the process of installing digital terrestrial TV should be wrapped up by June 2020, with its completion, four new television channels would be added to the national public channel.

The President of Cote d’Ivoire said that the year 2019 would be a significant year for the audiovisual industry with the deployment of DTT and the rollout of four new free access channels of free access.

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