South Africa

South Africa Moves Forward With DAB+ Trial
04.02.2014 - South Africa - South Africa
The WorldDMB Forum reports an update on the South African DAB+ trial, which will be conducted by the Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters. The trial will consist of two high power transmitter stations in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
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South African Broadcasters Ready to Test DAB+
03.02.2014 - South Africa - South Africa
A DAB+ test is scheduled for Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, according to WorldDMB News. After coverage verification tests, the two transmitters will operate as a single frequency network in VHF band III, on channel 13F at 239.2MHz.
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Joint SADIBA/NAB Digital Radio DAB+ trial technical update
29.01.2014 - South Africa - South Africa
The South African DAB+ trial will consist of two high power transmitting stations (10kw transmitter power) 100kw ERP situated in Johannesburg and Pretoria in the province of Gauteng. The trial will operate as a SFN in VHF band III on Channel 13F on a frequency of 239.200MHz. This will happen after coverage verification at transmitter powers of 2kw, 5kw, and 10kw. The total area covered by the trial is 21185km2 and the total gross population covered is 10,705,387 (21.5% of total SA population). It is envisaged that between 18 and 20 radio stations from the Public, Commercial and Community sectors will participate in the trial.
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South African Broadcasters given the green light to launch DAB+ trial
20.12.2013 - South Africa - South Africa
The Joint SADIBA/NAB Digital Radio DAB+ Trial Working group is pleased to announce that the application for the high–powered DAB+ trial licence has been approved. The trial licence was granted to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (the applicant on behalf of the NAB radio members) by the regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The trial will run from the 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015, and Sentech will be the signal distributor for the duration of the trial. The SADIBA/NAB Working group is encouraged by the commitment of all stakeholders in putting digital radio firmly on the South African broadcasting agenda.
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MobileTV targets April launch
28.11.2013 - South Africa - South Africa
MobileTV, which has been running trials for three years, is set to finally go live with its offerings in April, but not on a handheld device as it has yet to receive a licence. The company was this week granted additional trial licences by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to test the Korean Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology in East London, Port Elizabeth, and the Durban, Pietermaritzburg areas.
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Broadcasting: Mobile TV to use Korean system
26.11.2013 - South Africa - South Africa
The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has granted two additional licences to the Mobile TV consortium to test mobile television using a South Korean system in towns which include East London and Durban.
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MobileTV South Africa has been granted additional trial licences by ICASA
25.11.2013 - South Africa - South Africa
MobileTV has been granted additional trial licences by ICASA to test the Korean Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology also in East London, Port Elizabeth, and Durban- Pietermaritzburg service area for six months.
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The long road to DAB+
23.08.2013 - South Africa - South Africa
DAB+ has been selected for South Africa with 18 slots allocated in the VHF band as part of the country’s migration to digital radio.
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Mobile TV to expand trials
14.08.2013 - South Africa - South Africa
Prospective broadcaster Mobile TV will expand its trial network using Korea’s digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) technology, to the Western Cape and the Free State, founder Mothobi Mutloatse said on Wednesday. Mobile TV has already run a trial using DMB — which offers radio and video broadcasting services along with interactive “datacasting” — in Gauteng. It switched on test signals in the province in December 2010.
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Mobile TV makes case for DMB
30.07.2013 - South Africa - South Africa
Mobile TV believes there is market demand for digital television and radio programming based on the Korean digital multimedia broadcasting standard it wants to launch in South Africa.
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