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    Niger to launch Digital Terrestrial Television in January

    APA-Niamey (Niger)

    Niger will start in January 2018 the country’s migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), and then all broadcasts will be in digital format, an official source has revealed.

    The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Communication, Abdoulaye Coulibaly, supervised Saturday the official delivery of production and multiplex broadcast equipment to the state-run television and private press groups.

    The materials comprised 15 ENG cameras, 18 editing tables, a 165 KVA generator set, three pairs of moving beams, 17 pairs of fixed beams, as well as four studio equipment for radio.

    After receiving these equipment, following a two-year plus, Niger will finally proceed to the implementation of DTT.

    The first dissemination tests will be done during the month of January, via the multiplex, notably through the two public channels, TV Sahel and Tal TV, as a first step.

    The first test will be immediately followed by the first digital broadcasts, on private radio and television groups.

    On June 17, 2015, Niger launched DTT with the commissioning of the first DTT transmitter installed at PK5 in Niamey, which should have initially covered at least the entire nation’s capital.


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