DVB-T2 to be adopted
Mozambique is to adopt the Digital Video Broadcasting projects DVB-T2 digital television transmission standard when it makes the change from analogue to Digital TV, the director general of the Mozambican National Communications Institute(INCM) Américo Muchanga said in Maputo, according to Club Mozambique.
He went on to say that this year concrete activities would be carried out to install the facilities needed for the migration to digital broadcasting, and that experimental broadcast of digital TV may be carried out.
Transport and Communications minister, Paulo Zucula, is soon expected to name an inter-sector commission to outline the strategy for migrating from the current radio and TV broadcasting system to a digital system.
With this decision Mozambique has accepted the recommendation of the ministers for telecommunications of the member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), at the Lusaka conference in November 2010, which states that SADC members should adopt the European DVB-T2 model.
Source: Club Mozambique
Item added: 31st January 2011
Southern Africa Selects DVB-T2
After many meetings, presentations and months of uncertainty, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) digital task force has selected DVB-T2 with MPEG-4 compression as the terrestrial transmission standard for the region. By selecting the most future-proof solution SADC has underlined its slogan "Towards a Common Future".
SADC member countries include Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of the 15 countries had already selected DVB-T through the 2006 ITU Geneva agreements and can continue with this implementation if they have already started and migrate to DVB-T2 at a later date. It is expected that all SADC countries will each complete the formal adoption of DVB-T2 in the near future, paving the way for a very ambitious digital switchover date of December 2013.
One of its smallest members, Mauritius, has already completed the switch to DVB-T. South Africa, arguably its most influential member, has already performed many DVB-T trials and more recently DVB-T2 trials in Johannesburg as well. The South African broadcasting industry is strongly supporting the decision for DVB-T2 and is ready to help launch digital TV in South Africa and the region.
The official SADC decision and digital switchover planning can be found on the SADC website.
This important decision has also been widely covered in the press:
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