Digital Migration

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 of the state body that is in charge of the migration from analog to digital.

Amadou Diop said that his department is in the process of rescheduling the coverage and reworking the networks of the nation’s redistribution decoders.

He confirmed that the preparations for the resumption of the switchover are currently underway and that the plan is to have everything finalised by June 2020, with the national switch-off of the analog signal expected to happen by September next year.

According to the Director-General of TDS, Senegal has already made it through the most difficult part of the process of migrating from analog to digital terrestrial TV by successfully setting up a public-private collaboration that was formed exclusively to finance the transition.

Senegal has selected Excaf Telecom, a local company, as the exclusive operator of the DTT platform.
Excaf Telecom won a public tender in 2014 to facilitate and manage the operations of Senegal’s DTT transition.

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