Digital Migration

May 17, 2021  |  Digital Migration: South Africa Switches Off Free State Province

The South African government has announced that the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, will be in the Free State province today to commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day and switch off analogue television broadcast services in ...


May 14, 2021  |  Nigeria: Recently Launched Lagos DSO Disappoints - Users Say!

BMA has learned from sources that the recently launched Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Lagos is being experienced with "major disappointments" by the public, with industry watchers saying that success metrics are tumbling and trending downwards daily. Since the launch, ...


May 13, 2021  |  South Africa: Public Broadcaster Informs Of Looming Analogue TV Switch Off!

In a quest to maintain President Ramaphosa’s State Of The Nation Address (SONA) on South Africa Digital-Switch-Over (DSO), the public broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has announced, through a scrolling message, forthcoming Analogue-Switch-Off (ASO). Viewers who access SABC’s free-to-air ...


May 07, 2021  |  Nigeria: StarTimes Solidify Partnership With Signal Carrier On DSO Drive

Pay-TV entertainment company, StarTimes Nigeria, is working to deliver the Digital Switch Over (DSO) drive of the Nigerian Government together with Integrated Television Services (ITS) - one of the country's DSO signal carriers. The Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, ...


Nigeria: Lagos DSO Launch Could Spur US$350 Million Advertising Revenue To Industry - According To Promoters!

Subsequent to last week’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) launch in Lagos, the representative of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), Agata Amata, shared his prediction regarding the advertising benefits that will result from the analogue to digital broadcasting transition. Amata ...

Nigeria: Digital Switch-Over Officially Launched In Lagos City

The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, during the Digital Switch Over (DSO) official launch in Lagos State - where the city went live on digital television - said the event marked the commencement of the second ...

Nigeria: DSO May Cost Consumers US$125 For Set-Top Boxes – Stakeholders Caution!

In February of this year, it was announced that the Digital-Switch-Over (DSO) programme would be reinstated with 2022 as the set completion date for the programme. Against the advertised timelines are Nigerian broadcasting stakeholders who have warned that should the ...

SADC To Discuss Joint Approach On Digital Development

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is conducting a virtual workshop alongside the 41st annual conference of the Southern African Telecommunication Association (SATA). According to SATA, SADC has coordinated the ICT development strategy session with over 200 participants from various ...

Further Delay With Nigeria's Digital Switch-Over (DSO) Is Inevitable, Experts Warn!

Recalling previous reports, the acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) had shared a progressive update and given his assurances regarding Nigeria's Digital Switch Over (DSO) plans which, according to NBC, were to be completed by 2022. However, experts ...

Spectrum Band Licencing Arrangements Will Further Hamper SA's Digital Migration - Report

A South African industry expert has reported that broadband services rollout delays in South Africa are due mainly to the licensing the exclusive use of spectrum by a single market player. A hampering effect, especially in rural areas, causing a ...

Malawi Successfully Migrates To Digital Broadcasting - Reports

According to reports, Malawi has been confirmed as one of eight African countries that have successfully migrated from analogue broadcasting to digital broadcasting. An analogue switching off ceremony was held in Liwonde, presided by Gospel Kazako, the Minister of Information. ...

DTT: Nigeria's City Of Lagos To Switch Off Analogue TV By 29 April 2021 - According To Reports

The Acting Director of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, has commended ITS LTD and their associates, StarTimes, to ensure that the required transmitters for porting from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting in Lagos are ready for 29 ...

Nigeria: Govt. To Source 40 Million Decoders To Implement Digital SwitchOver - Reports

The Digiteam Chairman, Edward Amana, has announced the Federal Government's initiative to source over 40 million set-top-boxes for the Digital Switch Over (DSO) initiative. The Digiteam was appointed to be the DSO's presidential implementation committee and to oversee the set-top-boxes ...

South Africa: Digital Migration To "Definitely Take Off" This Month - March 2021!

The South African Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies has confirmed that the Digital TV migration is definitely starting this month, with commencement in the South Africa Free State starting promptly. According to sources, the department is working closely with ...