Angola Digital TV News

Digital TV penetration accelerates in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jan 8, 2013 – About 35.3% of TV homes in Sub-Saharan Africa took digital signals by end-2012, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa report forecasts that digital TV penetration will rocket to 95.5% by 2018 - with household numbers quadrupling to 49.0 million.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Africa, Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Digital TV, Ghana, Kenya, Market Research, Nigeria, South Africa, Subscribers, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Angola completes initial ISDB-T trials
Apr 11, 2011 – The Fórum SBTVD has announced that the first phases of ISDB-T trials have been completed in Angola. The test signal was broadcast between December 2010 and February 2011 in the capital Luanda, with test receivers installed around the city.
News categories: Fórum SBTVD, Televisão Pública de Angola, Angola, Digital TV, ISDB-T, SBTVD, Terrestrial

SADC ICT ministers adopt DVB-T2 for digital terrestrial
Nov 24, 2010 – The ministers responsible for ICT in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have approved recommendations that Member States should adopt DVB-T2 with MPEG-4 compression as the digital terrestrial standard for the region.
News categories: SADC, Angola, Botswana, Congo, Digital TV, DVB-T2, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Terrestrial, Zambia, Zimbabwe

UPSTAR Comunicações Selects Eutelsat to Broadcast ZAP, The New Satellite TV Bouquet of Angola
Mar 2, 2010 – Eutelsat (Paris: ETL) has announced that it has signed a major contract with UPSTAR Comunicações for satellite capacity for the broadcasting of ZAP pay-TV platform, expected to launch shortly in Angola.
News categories: Eutelsat, Angola, Conditional Access, Digital TV, DVB-S2, Infrastructure, Personal Video Recorder, Satellite, Set Top Box

Zon satellite service in Angola to be called ZAP
Feb 15, 2010 – Finstar has announced the launch of a satellite TV service in Angola called ZAP. Finstar is owned 70% by SOCIP, a company controlled by Isabel dos Santos, and 30% by Teliz, a company acquired by ZON Multimédia (Lisbon:ZON).
News categories: ZON Multimédia, Angola, Digital TV, Satellite

ZON Multimédia to offer satellite Pay TV in Angola
Dec 20, 2009 – ZON Multimédia (Lisbon:ZON) has announced that it plans to expand into Angola through a joint venture to be owned 30% by ZON Multimedia and 70% by SOCIP, with the purpose of developing a satellite based Pay TV offer.
News categories: ZON Multimédia, Angola, Digital TV, Satellite

Angola Telecom launches television by satellite in Cabinda
Dec 9, 2009 – Angola Telecom has launched a DTH television service in the Angolan enclave of Cabinda under the name 'UAU TV'. The service consists of 12 channels including TPA 1 and 2, RTP-África, RTP Internacional, TVZimbo and Band Internacional.
News categories: Angola Telecom, Angola, Digital TV, Satellite

Multichoice Africa DTH reaches 1 million subscribers in 3Q09
Nov 26, 2009 – Naspers (JSE: NPN)(LSE:NPSN) has announced results for the six months ended 30 September 2009. In South Africa the base grew by 238,000 to 2,639,000 households. In the rest of sub-Saharan Africa the base grew by 114,000 to 1,030,000 homes.
News categories: Naspers, MultiChoice, Irdeto, Angola, Conditional Access, Content Protection, Ghana, Kenya, Middleware, Namibia, Nigeria, Personal Video Recorder, Results, Satellite, Smart card / CAM, South Africa, Subscribers, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Africa's SADC sets 2013 analogue switch-off deadline
Jul 16, 2009 – The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has set December 2013 as the deadline for its members to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting.
News categories: SADC, Angola, Botswana, Congo, Digital TV, Infrastructure, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Terrestrial, Zambia, Zimbabwe