South African minister moves forward on digital switchover

South Africa’s minister of communications Nomvula Mokonyane has named the members of the Broadcasting Digital Migration Advisory Council that will advise her on matters relating to digital switchover and the development of digital-terrestrial TV. The naming of council members follows the appointment of Aldred Dreyer as project director for the DTT Programme Management Office (PMO). […]

Motive TV begins South African implementation

Hybrid TV technology specialist Motive TV’s services unit has begun the installation of its Content Express platform in South Africa following it deal with Siyaya Free to Air TV for the Sentech-owned FreeVision DTH platform. Motive’s headend software will enable Siyaya services to be launched on the FreeVision satellite platform. Motive said it is currently […]

New TV platforms for South Africa

South African transmission services provider Sentech unveiled a new DTH satellite service last week to complement its rollout of digital-terrestrial TV. The new platform, Freevision, is designed to deliver free-to-air TV services to regions where DTT services will not be rolled out, according to Sentech chairman Thabo Mongake. In 2012 South Africa legislated to make […]