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 […]

SES to provide capacity for Nigeria’s CCNL ahead of DSO

Satellite operator SES has signed a deal with Nigerian content aggregator and platform provider Cable Channels Nigeria (CCNL) to provide capacity at the 28.2° East orbital slot to distribute digital-terrestrial TV and DTH services. CCNL, a company licensed by the Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), is the certified content aggregator and platform owner for the […]

MTN acquires pay TV licence as Nigeria outlines new DSO steps

South African telco MTN has acquired a licence to provide digital-terrestrial pay TV services in Nigeria. MTN has paid NGN34 billion (€149 million) to the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission for the licence, which will enable the operator to provide pay TV services over the country’s digital-terrestrial network. The move follows the failure of Nigeria to […]

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 Agenda.ge, that the analogue signal was cut in a digital broadcasting zone that covers Tbilisi, Sagarejo region, Kojori, Rustavi and Marneuli, with […]

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 […]

Nigeria selects Inview for digital switchover

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has selected Inview Technology to provide the country’s national digital TV system, as it prepares to switch from analogue to digital.  The agreement comprises set-top box software and integrated broadcast services for Nigeria’s Freeview and Freesat digital terrestrial and satellite networks. NBC’s services will include interactive advertising, push video-on-demand, an […]

Belarus takes first step towards analogue shutdown

Belarus is taking a major step towards digital switchover by beginning to shut down analogue transmissions from this Sunday.  Transmissions will cease in Volozhin in the Minsk region on Sunday. The next step will see the shutting down of analogue transmissions from Osveja in the Vitebsk region on March 10. A multiplex of DVB-T channels […]

Bulgaria sets switch off date

Bulgarian authorities have confirmed that the country’s analog TV signal will be switched off at start-September, 2013. The Ministry of Transport and Communications has a draft plan for switchover and has allocated €8.9 million for a public information campaign and the provision of set-tops for groups that cannot afford them.

Portugal on track for switchover

Portugal is on track to meet its targeted digital switchover date of April 26, according to the latest bulletin from regulator ANACOM. The São Macário transmitter was shut down on February 23, completing the first phase of the swichover process, covering coastal regions. ANACOM said that 50% of the population of the interior of the […]

DSO completed in Lisbon

Digital switchover has taken place in the Portuguese districts of Lisbon, Santarem, Stubal and Evora, affecting around 850,000 households. This comes after the switching off of Lisbon’s Monsanto transmitter. It is the third stage of the first phase of analogue switchover after Palmela and Fóia.