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Cape Verde has completed the first phase of the implementation of the DTT project.
According to the National Communications Authority (ANAC), four islands (Santiago, Maio, Sal and São Vicente) are covered, on which more than 75 per cent of the population live. The initial goal was to cover 60 per cent of the population.
ANAC says the second stage of the project will see the DTT signal extended to the remaining islands of Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Boavista, Fogo and Brava.
Five TV channels and six radio stations are being broadcast on an experimental basis. The digital set-top boxes, costing no more than CVE 2.000 (about €18), and DVB-T2 compatible TV sets are already on sale at major retailers in the country.
At the moment, TV broadcasting is being simulcast on both analogue and digital, but the analogue switch-off will take place later this year, stated Cape Verde’s Creative Industries minister, Abraão Vicente.