digital migration

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration
Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration 18 March 2016 Mike Jensen

Advances in the use of ICTs have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression, but these technology advances are also leading to growing consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence of broadcast and broadband media.

Digital transition in Senegal – let’s not forget the social costs
Digital transition in Senegal – let’s not forget the social costs 29 November 2011 LC

For developing countries, digital broadcasting migration is yet another issue in a long list of challenges. In a new report written by Coura Fall for APC, the ICT (information and communication technology) expert explains that the transition presents more than economic challenges. Social challenges must also be taken into account.    

To DVB-T or not to DVB-T? Ghanaian committee must make up its mind
To DVB-T or not to DVB-T? Ghanaian committee must make up its mind 28 October 2011 LC

As West Africa’s fifteen countries migrate to digital TV by 2015, the people responsible for the change-over in Ghana have been struggling to determine which technology to use. Meanwhile the process hasn’t developed much and most Ghanaians have not been informed of this upcoming migration, says the author of new research carried out for APC.

Recommendations made at the WATRA workshop on the migration to digital broadcasting in West Africa
Recommendations made at the WATRA workshop on the migration to digital broadcasting in West Africa 11 October 2011 WATRA

West-African countries are currently in a race against time to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting. A one-day regional workshop held by the West African Telecoms Regulators Assembly (WATRA) and ECOWAS helped establish recommendations and steps for going forward to help those countries undergoing the transition.

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Ghana workshop report 07 October 2011 Tanko Mohammed

The Ghana analog to digital migration workshop brought together almost 40 key stakeholders from the different sectors and provided them with key information of the mandated migration and educated them of the urgency, consequences, cost and strategies that could be taken during this initiative.

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Workshop Report 29 September 2011 Emmanuel Edet

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Balancing Act, with support from the Open Society Institute (OSI), is undertaking an initiative which looks at the benefits and challenges that come with the transition to digital broadcasting in Africa.

Digital broadcast transitioning: The benefits – and the obstacles
Digital broadcast transitioning: The benefits – and the obstacles 05 September 2011 LC

Africa has committed to move to digital broadcasting by June 2015. In West Africa, very few countries have begun the migration. Rife with challenges, the process is daunting to most, with the benefits largely unclear. A new paper from APC and Balancing Act investigates.

New research on digital migration in West Africa offers solutions
New research on digital migration in West Africa offers solutions 13 June 2011 APC

African countries committed to migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2015 – but migration won’t be easy or cheap. Findings provide the data and tools for broadcasters and regulators to make informed decisions.

Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa: Collected research
Digital Broadcast Migration in West Africa: Collected research 09 June 2011 APC

The digital migration in West Africa will be one of the biggest upheavals in African television since the medium was first launched on the continent in the 1960s. It is a process of change that will affect both the broadcasters themselves and those who watch television. And costs will be widely felt – particularly amongst the poor. As new digital TVs may need to be subsidised, it is not yet v...

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Research Report
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Nigeria Research Report 13 April 2011 Fola Odufwa

Nigeria, one of Africa’s most liberalised broadcast markets, appears to be on course to meet its self-imposed target of June 17, 2012 as the change- over date to digital broadcasting transmission in the country. Industry regulator the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the industry claims that cable and Direct – to – home (“DTH”) operators in the country are a...

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