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).
3 November 2014 The Joint SADIBA/NAB Digital Radio DAB+ trial commenced at 10 am 3 November 2014 with the switch on of the Johannesburg transmitter. The Pretoria transmitter is scheduled to go live on the 10 November 2014 as a SFN. The total area covered by the trial is 21185km2 and the total gross population covered is 10,705,387 (21.5% of total SA population). It is envisaged that 18 stereo channels allowing 40 radio services from the Public, Commercial and Community sectors will participate. These 40 radio services will be rotated to give each broadcaster a chance to trial. Not all the broadcasters will be from the Gauteng province and a third of the mux is reserved for Community Broadcasters. The trial will run from the 3 November 2014 to 30 October 2015.
30 June 2014 First DRM 30 (Medium Wave) Trial transmission begins in South Africa. Community Broadcaster Radio Pulpit was granted a 1 year trial licence on behalf of a group of broadcasters by the SA broadcast regulator ICASA. Radio Pulpit will broadcast on 1440 kHz using a 25 kW transmitter. The transmission will cover greater Pretoria and parts of Johannesnurg and will offer up to two (2) programs and the data features available to the DRM 30 technology.
26 May 2014 RadioDNS standardises with ETSI. European Telecommunication Standards Institute has invited Radio DNS to standardize its technology with the organisation. This will provide added confidence for manufactures that Radio DNS, Radio VIS and Radio EPG are stable and have longevity. Once published Radio DNS will be established alongside other technologies like DAB digital radio and DVB digital television.