Digital switchover

South Africa edges closer towards digital switchover

South African communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo has reiterated her commitment to move the country’s sluggish progress towards digital migration forwards following a Constitutional Court ruling in June that government-subsidised set-top boxes should not be encrypted. In an update on progress, the South African department of communications said that the government and key stakeholders had set […]

GatesAir supplying transmitters for Nigerian switchover

TV transmission technology provider GatesAir is providing transmitters for Nigeria’s ongoing digital switchover project, the second phase of which kicked off with digital transmissions going live in the capital Abuja on December 22. GatesAir and Nigerian partner Pinnacle Communications completed the build-out and launch of the DVB-T2 transmission system serving the Federal Capital Territory covering […]

Georgia moves ahead with digital switchover

Georgia reportedly switched off its analogue TV feed in capital Tbilisi yesterday, with plans to roll out digital coverage across the country in the next eight to nine weeks. According to news site, that the analogue signal was cut in a digital broadcasting zone that covers Tbilisi, Sagarejo region, Kojori, Rustavi and Marneuli, with […]

Belarus completes digital switchover

Belarus has completed its switch from analogue to digital TV, according to the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus (Minsvyazi).  The ministry said that the final 10 transmitters were switched off on Friday, with the gradual process of switchover having started in August 2013.

Belarus to complete switchover tomorrow

Belarus will complete its digital switchover process on schedule tomorrow, according to the leading telco, Beltelecom, which has overseen the transition. According to Beltelecom, the last 10 analogue transmitter sites will be shut down tomorrow, after a process that kicked off in 2013. Belarus has deployed 84 transmitters to give digital coverage across the vast […]

South Africa targets 84% of population in digital switchover

South Africa will now aim to cover 84% of the country’s total population with its digital terrestrial TV signal, according to amendments made to the country’s digital migration policy. In the changes, made this week, the South African government said that the remaining 16% of the population, in areas deemed “difficult or uneconomical to reach”, […]

African countries agree switchover, allocation of 700MHz to mobile

Forty-seven sub-Saharan African countries have agreed on frequency coordination for digital switchover in 2015. According to the ITU, the consolidation of national plans to implement switchover is in line with deadlines set in 2006 by the Regional Radiocommunication Conference for UHF switchover by June 2015, with VHF networks in 33 countries set to close down […]

Hungary’s digital switchover begins this week

Hungary is due to start its initial phase of digital switchover this week, with analogue terrestrial TV transmissions to cease in central parts of the country on July 31.  Transmission services provider Antenna Hungária said that it will launch six digital broadcasting repeater sites on August 1, offering 31 TV channels to the affected regions […]