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).
Added 20 December 2013. South African Broadcasters given the green light to launch DAB+ trial in Gauteng.
The Joint SADIBA/NAB Digital Radio DAB+ Trial Working group is pleased to announce that the application for the high–powered DAB+ trial licence has been approved. The trial licence was granted to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (the applicant on behalf of the NAB radio members) by the regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The trial will run from the 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, and Sentech will be the signal distributor for the duration of the trial.
20 March 2014 "The Euro Chip Initiative" Renamed "The Smart Radio Initiative" The Euro-Chip Club – which includes 18 major European public and commercial broadcasters and the EBU – agreed to promote the campaign for the integration of analogue and digital broadcast chips in every mobile device under the new 'Smart Radio' banner.
Added 9 November 2013. Presentation to 6th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum 7-9 November 2013 Zambia entitled SADC Digital Sound Broadcasting Standard(s).
Added 23 September 2013. Presentation to Digital Dialogue Conference in Dubai by SADIBA entitled The Technologies behind Migration and the Implications of not meeting the 2015 deadline.
2012 SADIBA EXCO Report presented at the AGM 19/07/2013.