Nigeria switchover strategy could be duplicated across Africa, says Inview

Nigeria could set the template for a raft of other African digital switchover projects, with conditional access-enabled boxes unlocking multiple ways to pay for DSO projects that are challenging countries’ ability to finance them, according to Nick Markham, chairman of Inview Technology, the UK technology company entrusted with the project. Markham, formerly strategy director at […]

Analogue-to-digital TV deadline reached with much work to do

The official deadline for for switchover from analogue to digital TV in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia has been reached today, with a number of countries yet to complete or even start the process. A June 17, 2015, deadline for switching off analogue television broadcasting in the UHF band was set by member states […]

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 […]

Malawi to pre-authorise DVB-T2 set-top distributors

The Malawi government said it intends to pre-qualify potential authorised distributors of DVB-T2 compliant set-top boxes as part of its digital broadcasting migration project. Malawi’s Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture is inviting qualified distributors to apply to carry out the acquisition and distribution of DVB-T2 compliant STBs by Wednesday 25 March, 2015. Malawi has […]

Leap in UK digital homes as switchover progresses

The number of all-digital TV homes in the UK has leapt from 50% to 63% this week. Transmission company Arqiva said it had completed the switchover of two key transmitters in the UK, accounting for the large overnight gain in digital-only homes. By the end of 2011, 11 of the 15 TV regions in the […]