Digital Migration

Dec 11, 2020  |  Is 'March 2023' When Digital Switchover (DSO) Is Finally Completed In South Africa?

According to local reporting coming out of South Africa, it seems the goal post for completing the country's migration from analogue to digital broadcasting infrastructure has been moved, yet again!   Reports have it that the South African president Cyril ...


Sep 17, 2020  |  South Africa Govt. Is Committed To "Complete" Digital Broadcast Switchover By March 2021

South African communications and digital technologies minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has had to reconfirm her government commitment to complete the delayed digital migration programme by March 2021.   The minister was responding to a recent report showing that the programme may ...


Aug 27, 2020  |  Nigeria: Govt. To Stop Subsidising Digital Broadcast Switch-Over Programme

According to a press report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the country's national government has declared it will be removing the current subsidy regime on the digital switch-over programme. According to a statement attributed to the Nigerian Minister of ...


Aug 06, 2020  |  Nigeria: Stalled Digital TV Migration Programme To Restart "Very Soon" - Govt. Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed,  has said the country's faltering Digital Switch Over (DSO) programme will be resumed - "very soon". Talking to press in Lagos, Nigeria, the government minister regretted that the migration process has ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...