Digital Migration

Jul 14, 2021  |  Only 500K Set-Top Boxes Installed In South Africa So Far - Reports

In South Africa, it is reported that the number of installed set-top boxes (STBs) as part of the country's digital migration effort was a little over 500 000 at the end of June. A sharp contrast to the 4.6 million ...


Jun 10, 2021  |  South Africa: Sentech In The Hunt For A Viable Digital Set-Top Box Maker

South African leading signal distributor, Sentech, is looking to sign a five-year standing supply contract with a set-top box manufacturer – or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) – to co-develop and provide set-top boxes (STBs) unsubsidised markets. Charged with administering the ...


Jun 07, 2021  |  Nigeria: Group Seeks Answers Over 2.3 Billion USD Allocated To Digital Switchover

The Nigerian government has reportedly paid Digital Switchover (DSO) stakeholders a whopping 2.3 billion USD. And now,  the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) is asking the government to release details to the public on how USD 2.3 billion allocated ...


May 31, 2021  |  Telkom's CEO Criticises South Africa's Digital Migration Efforts

Following the highly publicised analogue switch off by the South African (SA) government, the Telkom CEO has shared his criticism of this so-called achievement, stating that the SA government has missed all of its digital migration deadlines for the past ...


Nigeria: DSO To Launch In Nothern City With Minimum Of 30 Channels

During a press briefing in the city of Kano - the capital of Kano State, North of Nigeria - Professor Armstrong Idachaba, the Acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Idachaba confirmed Kano’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) would commence ...

South Africa: Subsidised Set-Top Box Distribution Delayed Despite Stock Availability

The Communications Ministry’s Acting Director General (DG) Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani recently revealed the status of digital switch-over in South Africa. In her address, Jordan-Dyani stated that only 600 000 Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) had been installed thus far in qualifying households. Jordan-Dyani described ...

Digital Migration: South Africa Switches Off Free State Province

The South African government has announced that the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, will be in the Free State province today to commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day and switch off analogue television broadcast services in ...

Nigeria: Recently Launched Lagos DSO Disappoints - Users Say!

BMA has learned from sources that the recently launched Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Lagos is being experienced with "major disappointments" by the public, with industry watchers saying that success metrics are tumbling and trending downwards daily. Since the launch, ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster Informs Of Looming Analogue TV Switch Off!

In a quest to maintain President Ramaphosa’s State Of The Nation Address (SONA) on South Africa Digital-Switch-Over (DSO), the public broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has announced, through a scrolling message, forthcoming Analogue-Switch-Off (ASO). Viewers who access SABC’s free-to-air ...

Nigeria: StarTimes Solidify Partnership With Signal Carrier On DSO Drive

Pay-TV entertainment company, StarTimes Nigeria, is working to deliver the Digital Switch Over (DSO) drive of the Nigerian Government together with Integrated Television Services (ITS) - one of the country's DSO signal carriers. The Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, ...

Nigeria: Lagos DSO Launch Could Spur US$350 Million Advertising Revenue To Industry - According To Promoters!

Subsequent to last week’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) launch in Lagos, the representative of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), Agata Amata, shared his prediction regarding the advertising benefits that will result from the analogue to digital broadcasting transition. Amata ...

Nigeria: Digital Switch-Over Officially Launched In Lagos City

The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, during the Digital Switch Over (DSO) official launch in Lagos State - where the city went live on digital television - said the event marked the commencement of the second ...

Nigeria: DSO May Cost Consumers US$125 For Set-Top Boxes – Stakeholders Caution!

In February of this year, it was announced that the Digital-Switch-Over (DSO) programme would be reinstated with 2022 as the set completion date for the programme. Against the advertised timelines are Nigerian broadcasting stakeholders who have warned that should the ...

SADC To Discuss Joint Approach On Digital Development

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is conducting a virtual workshop alongside the 41st annual conference of the Southern African Telecommunication Association (SATA). According to SATA, SADC has coordinated the ICT development strategy session with over 200 participants from various ...