Digital Migration

Jul 03, 2020  |  Nigeria: Govt Minister Says Digital Switchover Will Fetch US$1.1Billion

Nigerian Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said he confidently expects the still-ongoing digital switchover programming to yield more than 1 Billion US dollars into the state treasury's coffers.   The government minister said he believes that just shy of ...


Mar 25, 2020  |  NBC Director-General Pledges To Renew Efforts In Nigeria’s Digitisation Drive - Reports

The policy on the digitisation of broadcasting in Nigeria from analogue to digital has dragged on and has been the cause for unnecessary confusion in the last five years The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has seemed complicit in the lack ...


Feb 27, 2020  |  Botswana: Govt Blames DTT Migration For Households Lacking Receivers - Reports

Households in Botswana lack receivers and this is holding up the completion of the migration from analogue broadcasting to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in the country, according to the Botswana Press Agency (BOPA). Botswana’s Deputy Permanent Secretary of Information and ...


Feb 10, 2020  |  Nigeria: Information Ministry Applies For $500m Loan To Digitise NTA Stations - Reports

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has revealed that the ministry has applied for a loan of $500 million to enable it to action the digitalisation of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) stations across the country. He said that ...


Madagascar Set To Migrate To DTT In June 2020 - Reports

The government of Madagascar has announced that its authorities plan to switch the country to digital terrestrial television (DTT) on June 17, 2020. This information was recently provided by the nation’s Ministry of Communications. According to the announcement, the next ...

South Africa Now Targets 2021 Digital Switchover Date

South Africa’s Department of Communications has outlined its plans to implement a broadcasting digital migration (BDM) programme in the country. In a presentation delivered to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, the department said that it would start distributing digital set-top boxes ...

Nigeria: DSO Crucial To Regulation Of Broadcast Sector – Govt Minister

The Digital Switch Over (DSO) project is a critical component for the effective regulation of the broadcast sector in Nigeria, and its implementation should be given maximum priority. This is according to Mohammed Bello, Nigeria’s Minister of the Federal Capital ...

Ghana To Migrate From Analogue To Digital Broadcasting In June 2020 –Govt Minister

Ghana’s government has confirmed that the country’s broadcast sector will switch-over from analogue to digital broadcasting in June this year. The nation’s Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful disclosed this information after a meeting that was attended by the ministry and ...

“Countries Should Learn From Our Mistakes But Not Be Afraid Of Digital Migration”, Say ZNBC Officials

African countries considering digital migration should “Learn some of the mistakes that we made in the initial stages and some we are still grappling with, but overall it shouldn’t scare you,” says Cliff Kachingwe Sichone, Vice President of TopStar. Speaking ...

Togo Govt Passes Law To Fast-Track DTT Migration

Last week, Togo’s parliament approved the switch to digital terrestrial television, DTT, hence fast-tracking a procedure that was initiated a few years ago. The related law was passed in the presence of Togo’s Minister of Communications, Katari Foli-Bazi, who declared ...

Nigeria: NBC To Start Analogue Switch Off In 2020

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission has reported that plans are underway to begin analogue switch off in six areas starting with Abuja, as from the next year. The commission also shared that a new Digital Switch-Over timeline would soon be released ...

Africa’s Digital Gender Divide Is Increasing -Report

To promote the continent’s digital transformation agenda, the latest World Bank report estimates that Africa needs close to US$9 billion a year - to connect1.1 billion additional people online by 2030, especially youth and women. “A Digital Infrastructure Moonshot for ...

Lack Of Funding Delays Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over

Nigeria’s implementation of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue TV broadcasts has reportedly been delayed by the non-release of funds by the federal government to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).   This is despite the numerous advantages of ...

Kenya’s Media Landscape Disrupted By Digital And Online –TIFA Report

There have been significant changes in Kenya’s media landscape, and a recently published report by TIFA Research and Reelforge provides insights into what the changes have been. The differences in the Kenyan media landscape before and after the digital broadcasting ...