Building Digital TV in Africa
SADIBA held a very successful collaborative effort towards a Digital Television Capacity Building Conference which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from the 8-10 November 2017.This capacity building conference was inspired by a joint ITU/EBU/BNE/DVB workshop held in Geneva in October 2016. The complete conference presentations together with their relevant audio are available via the links below.
Building Digital TV in Africa Conference Programme
Conference Speaker Profiles
Day 1: Baseband Day - 8 Nov 2017
Day 2: Transmission, Reception & Network Operation - 9 Nov 2017
Day 3: Master Classes - 10 Nov 2017
Radio Days Africa 4 July 2018
Deputy Minister of Communications in South Africa Pinky Kekana, has described the prospect of DAB+ as a "game changer" in a speech to delegates at Radio Days Africa on 3 July 2018. The Minister said that DAB+ would provide better quality radio, enable the government to broadcast critical emergency information simultaneously, and offer consumers greater content choice. Read More
Radio Days Africa WorldDAB Day Tuesday 3 July 2018
Radio needs to innovate to compete in a changing audio landscape. DAB+ offers broadcasters a proven technology that offers space for new services allowing more content and language offerings. Held at Radio Days sponsored by Sentech and hosted by WorldDAB and SADIBA, the DAB+ stakeholder event brings together industry experts from South Africa and around the world to share their experiences of using DAB+, showing how commercial broadcasters can grow audiences and revenues by moving to digital. To view the full programme of the event and to book tickets to attend Click here.
SA DAB+ Trial Broadcast Licence Update 20 June 2018
An application for a new 8 month trial broadcast licence for Johannesburg/Pretoria (Gauteng Province) and a new 8 month trial broadcast licence for Cape Town (Western Cape) is currently before the SA broadcast regulator ICASA awaiting a decision.
Digital Radio Showcase 3 May 2018
In 2012 SADIBA and the NAB established a joint digital radio working group to co-ordinate and manage digital radio trials in South Africa. Two standards were identified for testing, these are DAB+ and DRM30. The broadcasting industry is pleased that a DAB+ trial license was secured by the SABC in 2014 and in 2017. Sentech has facilitated the DAB+ trial and participated in the DRM30 trial.The special event to Showcase the digital radio transmission capabilities and to experience a range of new DAB+ and DRM receivers was held on the 3 May 2018 at Sentech's Sender Technology Park.The very succesful event was addressed by various dignatories The remarks presentation by Deputy Minister of Communications
Honourable Pinkie Kekana (MP) can be viewed here.
ICASA issues a Discussion Paper on Digital Sound Broadcasting 29 March 2018
South African broadcast regulator ICASA has issued a discussion paper on Digital Sound Broadcasting. The purpose of this enquiry is to
1). To examine the prospects of implementation of Digital Sound Broadcasting services in South Africa and
2) To examine the manner in which the implementation os DSB services can improve spectrum efficiency and management.
Download the Discussion Document on Digital Sound Broadcasting.
DTT an Ideal World Implementation SAIEE Event 17 October 2017
Presentation to SAIEE event, Contribution by SADIBA. University of Pretoria 17 October 2017.
Techcentral has published a podcast of this. (https://techcentral.co.za/podcast-digital-terrestrial-television-state-play-sa/77624/)