Building Digital TV in Africa

Digital Television Capacity Building Conference

SADIBA is pleased to announce a collaborative effort towards a Digital Television Capacity Building Conference that will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-10 November 2017.

This capacity building conference is inspired by a joint ITU/EBU/BNE/DVB workshop held in Geneva in October 2016. (For more info on the joint ITU/EBU/BNE/DVB workshop click here).  These organisation are collaborating with SADIBA in preparing the Johannesburg event in November 2017.

What will be covered

The conference will have a strong training- and capacity building focus.  It will concentrate on competencies and skills required to plan-, implement and operate digital television systems and networks.  The conference will cover satellite -and terrestrial broadcasting as well as on-line content delivery.  The sessions and topics will be of a technical nature.  The first two conference days will cover the fundamentals of digital television.  Day 3 will see international experts present a number of master classes.    See the programme here

Who should attend

The sessions and topics will be tailored towards engineering staff working within the production environment, studios, head-ends, transmissions networks as well as those dealing with installations and receiving equipment. 

Colleagues supporting digital broadcasting activities in the associated management-, administrative-, policy- and regulatory environments will also benefit from attendance.    


8-10 November 2017,  daily from 08:30 to 17:30.


The Digital Television Capacity Building Conference will take place at the Randpark Golf Club, Setperk Street, Randpark, Johannesburg, South Africa.  (-26.114191, 27.965215)  click here

Registration, Costs and Sponsorships

A registration form with delegate list needs to be completed per delegation.   Completed registration forms with delegate lists need to be forwarded to the SADIBA Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to +27 86 521 4400.

The following registration / sponsorship categories apply:

Registration / Sponsorship Category

Sponsorship fee (non-members)

Sponsorship fee (SADIBA members)

Free Attendance (1-4 delegates - from outside of South Africa)



Attendance (1-4 delegates - from within South Africa)

R 27 000

R 18 000

Bronze Sponsorship (5 delegates)

R 33 000

R 22 000

Silver Sponsorship (6-10 delegates)

R 60 000

R 40 000

Gold Sponsorship (11-20 delegates)

R 108 000

R 72 000

Platinum Sponsorship (21-50 delegates)

R 243 000

R 162 000

Platinum Plus Sponsorship (51-80 delegates)

R 346 500

R 231 000

The registration form is available in both pdf and Word formats. Find the registration form here in pdf or in Word.

Additional sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available.  For more information contact the SADIBA secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Terms and Conditions

Seats are limited and registration is essential.  Registration is on a first come first served basis. Group discounts apply only to consolidated group bookings.  A registration form with delegate list needs to be completed per delegation.  All fees need to be settled before the event.  Registration can only be confirmed once the applicable fees are paid in full.  Cancellations before 6 October 2017 will be refunded at 50%.  Cancellations after 6 October 2017 will not be reimbursed.  Delegates registering under the “Free Attendance” category are liable for R 27 000 in the event of a “no-show” without prior cancellation by 6 October 2017


Delegates need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

It is recommended that delegates consider the Fairway Hotel click here.  The Fairway Hotel is co-located with the conference venue.   

A multitude of alternative accommodation options are available. 

(See detailed travel advisory document).

Travel information, Visa requirements and general information

The organisers have compiled the following information to assist visitors and delegates. 

(See detailed travel advisory document).