Ready for a DTT launch
DigiTAG report that Algeria is ready for a DTT launch, following discussions at a recent seminar in the country. The seminar, also attended by the EBU, was to provide information to attendees on DTT technologies and business models.
For Algeria the next step is that, the National Committee for Digital Strategy will put in place the digital switchover strategy including the roll-out plan for the first DTT multiplex. The DVB-T standard will be used probably with MPEG-2 compression technology.
Item added: 16th November 2009
DTT launch expected in July
Telediffusion d’Algerie (TDA) the Algerian transmitter company, is set to launch DTT broadcasts in July, reports Broadband TV News.
Initially transmissions will begin in the three northern regions of the country, East, West and Central
TDA plans to cover 70% of the population by the end of the year with the TV channels, La Chaîne 1, Canal Algérie and A3, as well as radio stations CH I, CH II, CH III and RAI-Radio Algérie Internationale.
The programmes will also be available on Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 3 for those outside the DTT coverage areas.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 13th April 2009
DTT services to launch in 2009
Algeria expects to launch DTT services by the end of 2009, according to presentations on the digital transition at a recent seminar on the subject in Algiers.
The new service will provide viewers with better sound and image quality as well as enabling access to HDTV programming.
Abdelmalek Houyou the managing director of the state owned network operator TDA called for the creation of a strategic national committee to lead the digital switchover. Although most European countries will make the DTT transition by 2015 it was said that this date would be delayed for some Arab and African countries until nearer 2020.
Source: La Tribune
Item added: 9th March 2009
Algeria details its DTV plans
Mohamed Benfodil, president of the Algerian Independent ICT Authority (ARPT), has given details of the country’s move to digital terrestrial broadcasting during a two-day ITU seminar in Algiers, reports Broadband TV News.
He confirmed that Algeria would move to digital TV by 2009, in line with ITU proposals to migrate all broadcasting services to the digital format by 2014.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 17th December 2007
Algeria begins the transition to DTT
Eutelsat has signed a deal with Telediffusion d’Algeria (TDT) to broadcast Algeria’s national Digital Terrestrial Television package of television and radio channels.
The launch of the new platform is part of the government’s objective to manage the transition of the country’s broadcasting sector into a fully digital environment.
In the initial phase, digital channels will be available direct from satellite in all areas of Algeria and in the second phase the signals will also be delivered to DTT transmitters for terrestrial broadcast.
Free-to-air broadcasts from the Atlantic Bird ™ 3 will begin on December 1st 2007 and then from the DTT service after installation of the first transmitters, scheduled for delivery in 2008.
TDA’s objective is to ensure access to DTT channels for all Algerian homes as quickly as possible, both in urban and most rural parts of Algeria.
Item added: 4th December 2007
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