African digital-terrestrial pay TV service provider GOtv has launched in Lusaka, Zambia and Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda.
MultiChoice-owned GOtv is offering a range of pay and free-to-air channels covering news, kids, documentaries, series, sports and movies using the DVB-T2 technology system, which allows for about 20 standard channels per frequency. Services are delivered via satellite to each country in which the platform is to be active, with a different channel line-up delivered to each territory.
“Our aim is to deliver digital television for everyone as we roll out DTT networks on the continent. GOtv is an affordable digital pay television offering with exciting local and international channels in great picture and sound quality,” said Ian Barnard, project manager for GOtv. “As an African business we are truly committed to achieving the best possible roll out of DTT and are working closely with governments and free to air broadcasters in each country. We aim to assist governments in achieving a speedy migration from analogue to digital by 2015, by increasing the attractiveness and appetite for digital television offering. By using the DVB-T2 standard we are not only ensuring that Africa has the latest technology, but also ensuring that governments achieve the best possible use of their countries frequencies.”
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