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Further 2 years for South Africa’s DSO

South Africa’s communications minister Faith Muthambi has admitted that the country will not meet the 17th June 2015 analogue switch off date as set by the International Telecommunications Union, and…

SABC trims its digital ambitions

SABC trims its digital ambitions

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster says it will now only launch its digital transmissions with just five channels. In 2011 SABC told a parliamentary committee that digital TV would see…

Asia Pacific drives global digital TV growth

Based on forecasts for 138 countries, the number of digital TV homes will increase by more than 1 billion between 2010 and 2020 to 1.65 billion – or up by…

Nigeria to miss DSO date

Nigeria to miss DSO date

Nigeria Broadcasting Commission’s director general Emeka Mba has confirmed what many local experts have been anticipating for some time, that the country is likely to miss the mandatory June 17th…

Serbia on schedule to complete DSO by June 15

Serbia has started the digital TV switchover process, with the switching off of the first analogue transmitter at the location Vrsacki Breg. The process will continue throughout the month of…

South Africa wishes ‘April Fools’ joke was true

An April 1st story in South Africa swept the country like wild fire. The untrue story claimed that South Africa was to abandon its planned switchover from analogue to digital…

Norway to switch-off FM radio in 2017

Norway’s Ministry of Culture has revealed plans to switch off FM radio across the country in 2017, making it the first country to axe conventional broadcasts. The staged shut-off (which…

NBC Nigeria selects Inview for Freesat

NBC Nigeria selects Inview for Freesat

NBC, the National Broadcasting Commission in Nigeria has appointed Inview Technology to provide the national digital TV system, comprising set-top box software and integrated broadcast services over the digital terrestrial…

Kenya beats DSO deadline

Kenya beats DSO deadline

Adopting digital transmission in Kenya has not been free of a few headaches. There have been Court actions, consumer protests and ministerial interventions, but Kenya is now ‘dark’ as far…

Malaysia to give away 2m STBs

Malaysia’s government is planning to distribute 2 million DTT STBs free of charge to poorer consumers. Malaysia’s Communications & Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the set top…

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