GOtv – DVB-T2 Goes Africa

Multichoice Africa is rolling-out a full Pan-African DVB-T2 network with a total bouquet of more than 50 different channels in various languages over 15 countries. The GOtv Africa DVB-T2 pay-TV service is already on the air in Zambia, Kenya, and Uganda and more countries such as Nigeria are expected to follow soon.

In Kenya the service went live in Nairobi on 14 September 2011 and shoud reach national coverage by the end of the year.

DVB Members Pace and ENENSYS are providing the set-top box and network solutions, which also include advanced DVB-T2 features such as Multipe-PLP, SFN and local content integration.

Stay tuned for more news on this large scale DVB-T2 deployment!

UPDATE – Earlier this month DVB-T2 services from goTV were also launched in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, thus entering one of the largest and fastest growing markets in Africa. The Nigerian government has also confirmed plans to support further deployment of DVB-T2 throughout the country, including the capital Abuja.