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Thai viewers taking up ‘digi-Vouchers’

Thailand’s digital TV switch-over subsidy ‘voucher’ scheme was introduced a month ago to help low-paid viewers afford the switch to digital TV. In the month more than 1.2 million homes have redeemed their vouchers which can be used to help pay for a digital converter box, or help fund a new all-digital TV. A total of 4.6 million vouchers have […]

South Africa faces “dire” DSO

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South Africa’s digital TV switchover is in a dire state said William Stucke, an outgoing advisor (councillor) to the country’s media regulator ICASA. Stucke was speaking at DISCOP’s 2014 event in Johannesburg on Nov 5. Stucke reminded delegates that countries such as the UK had taken up to 12 years to organise their analogue transition to digital TV broadcasting, and […]

Thailand 2nd batch of vouchers due

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Thailand’s National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) says it will issue its second batch of digital TV vouchers on November 21st to more than 3 million homes. The first batch of vouchers, which went to low-earning families, were issued on October 10th and can be used to buy set-top boxes or as part-payment on new digital-ready TV displays. By the […]

Uruguay: Net Insight eases Antel DSO

Net Insight, a provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has announced that the national telecommunications operator Antel in Uruguay has selected the company’s Nimbra solution for a nationwide Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) network. Antel, Uruguay’s government-owned telecommunications company is preparing to build a new national DTT network that will carry 19 channels to […]

Montenegro public tender for first DTT multiplex

Montenegro’s Agency for Electronic Media has announced a tender for the access rights to the first national DVB-T2 multiplex (Mux 1). In line with the Plan for the Allocation of Radio Frequencies for Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting, the DVB-T2 multiplex will be transmitted in four so-called “allotment areas” (Bjelasica – channel 43, Lovcen – channel 35, Podgorica – channel 24 and […]

StarTimes channel boost for digital

In a strategic bid to offer customers more robust and improved digital television experience, Nigerian digital pay-TV provider StarTimes has unveiled nine new television channels across its StarTimes and StarSat platforms. The channels will also be enjoyed for free for seven days by customers across all subscription bouquets on StarTimes in an Open Week programme from November 10 through November […]

Increased costs for South Africa’s DSO

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Figures released by South Africa’s National Treasury suggest that the country’s postponed migration to digital TV is continuing to cost hundreds of millions of Rand. The migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television featured prominently in the Budget Vote for Communications following the release of South Africa’s medium-term budget policy statement. It was highlighted that R620 million (€43.2m) would be […]

Tanzania DSO on track

Tanzania says it is on track to switch off its analogue TV transmissions before the ITU deadline of June 2015, and it will be one of the first African countries to shift entirely to digital broadcasting. Tanzania’s Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Professor Makame Mbarawa, told the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference that the country was already 70 per cent […]

TV Educativa de Porto Alegre digitises channel station with VSN

Industry standards switching to HD, the need to comply with the digital switchover date in Brazil, its web-oriented workflow, together with the rapid changes in the broadcast technology industry, have made it essential to develop a project that would allow TV Educativa de Porto Alegre to move from analogue to digital work, from linear to nonlinear systems and from manual […]

STB obligation for Serbians

Serbia’s government says that around 38 per cent of homes in the country will have to buy a new digital set-top box because their TV sets are not suitable for digital TV reception. Serbia’s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Tatjana Matic said the upcoming changes to all-digital broadcasting would impact 800,000 – 1 million homes who have yet to […]

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