digital migration

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 already transmitting digital signals. In addition, the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has pub...

Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Getting the most out of the transition
Digital broadcast migration in West Africa: Getting the most out of the transition 13 April 2011 Russell Southwood

The digital migration is probably going to be one of the biggest upheavals in African television since the medium was first launched on the continent. It is a process of change that will affect both the broadcasters themselves and those who watch television.

New website helps transition to digital broadcasting in Africa
New website helps transition to digital broadcasting in Africa 04 April 2011 APC and Balancing Act

African countries have committed to migrating to digital broadcasting by June 2015. It will be a costly process and it is not clear who will benefit — or where the resources needed to make the transition will come from. A new website provides independent information for policy-makers about making the transition and reports on digital migration in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.

What's the “digital dividend”?  West African digital broadcast migration
What's the “digital dividend”? West African digital broadcast migration 22 November 2010 Russell Southwood

Nollywood is bigger than Hollywood —Nigeria produces a massive 200 films a month— yet 80-90% of content on most African TV stations comes from other continents. As African nations plan to move to digital broadcasting by 2015 it’s time for serious shifts to be made. APC and Balancing Act launch a new initiative to lower the costs and maximise the benefits of migration for citiz...

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