Welcome to the Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA).
SADIBA prides itself as the leading hub on digital broadcasting that significantly influences the successful introduction of digital technologies enhancing the quality of life of the citizens of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Broadcasters from across Europe form an Alliance to promote digital radio.
The 12 companies involved run more than 300 radio stations and reaching over 130 million listeners. They have elected the Director of BBC Radio, Helen Boaden, as the first President of the European Digital Radio Alliance. Read more
Worlds First Smartphone to support DAB+ Launched by LG Electronics.
LG Electronics (LG) unveiled the world’s first smartphone to feature DAB+, the de facto standard for digital radio broadcasting on the 14th March 2016. LG introduced its newest smartphone at Radiodays Europe 2016 in Paris the world’s largest radio conference, and at the SADC Digital Sound Broadcasting Workshop on the 15th March, Maseru Kingdom of Lesotho. Consumers in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
Norway and the United Kingdom will be the first to receive the LG Stylus 2 with DAB+.
As the world’s first smartphone with DAB+, the LG Stylus 2 features a DAB+ chipset and an exclusive app that allows customers to enjoy digital radio broadcasts out of the box. A technical interface also enables broadcasters to develop their own tailored apps in which internet services complement broadcaste radio.
SADC Digital Sound Broadcasting Workshop 15 to 16 March 2016 Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho.
The SADC Secretariat is convening a two-day Digital Sound Broadcasting Workshop for SADC Member States from the 15th to 16th March 2016. This event is being organised in collaboration with World Digital Audio Broadcasting (WorldDAB) and Digital Radio Mondiale(DRM). The WorldDAB is the global industry forum for digital radio,facilitating the adoption and implementation of broadcast digital radio based on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) digital radio standard. Both DAB and DRM are universal standards for digital sound broadcasting systems.
Kingdom of Lesotho Delegation visits DAB+ Trial in South Africa.
A delegation consisting of Mr Thabang Lekhela (Deputy Principal Secretary), Adv Tseliso Molise (Principal Legal officer),Mr Dada Moqasa (Director General LNBS), Mr Dyke Sehloho (Operations Director-Lesotho Television), Mr Ntima Molete (Principal Engineer) and Ms Matseliso Phafoli (Chief Economic Planner) visited the DAB+ trial at the Sentech Digital Tower in Johannesburg on the 17th November 2015. The delegation were given a overview of DAB+ and were able to experience its full capabilities first hand with live on demonstrations.
SADIBA Presentation given at The WorldDAB General Assembly.
SADIBA presentation given at the WorldDAB General Assembly by Mr Lynn Mansfield (SADIBA Chairperson) on the 3rd November 2015.
DAB+ Trial Johannesburg South Africa Field Measurement Report 29 August 2015.
Phase1 of the joint SADIBA /NAB Digital Radio DAB+ trial consists of Network Verification tests on both the Johannesburg and Pretoria DAB+ trial transmissions. The Johannesburg (T97) field measurement report prepared by Sentech SOC is now complete and is available for download. (17megs)
3rd Edition of Joburg Radio Days held from 1-3 July 2015, Johannesburg.
Presentation by the Joint SADIBA/NAB Digital Radio DAB+ Trial Work Group at the 3rd edition of Joburg Radio Days hosted by the Wits Radio Academy and supported by the National Association of Broadcasters. Download the presentation.
Restacking (Digital to Digital Migration) Walvis Bay Namibia 23 June 2015.
SADIBA presentation to the 9th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum presented by Lynn Mansfield.