Uganda is the third highest user of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in East Africa ahead of Tanzania and Burundi but behind Rwanda and Kenya highlighting the need for public sensitisation and more government funding for ICT.
ICT can help developing countries frog-leap stages of development and usher them into first world economies according to a five year strategic plan by the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U).
Nigeria could earn as much as $2 billion (about N380 billion) when it finally migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting.
The Chairman, Fatora Consult Limited, Mr. Edward Amana, whose firm is part of the country's digitalisation team stated this in Abuja while speaking as guest lecturer at the third anniversary of NTA/Startimes TV joint venture in Nigeria.
- Morocco: Between the costs of renovation, the shift to digital and the competition of multiplexes, the cinema sector is heating up. In Casablanca’s centre, the three cinemas have traded their old 35 mm projectors for brand new digital equipment. There is no choice, by the end of 2013, the major distributors will stop distributing 35 mm films. If you want to survive, it must go digital.
Expanding Branding has secured the marketing rights to a brand new in-taxi digital TV system which offers some unique points of difference and is now launching with discounted packages for the balance of 2013. Some of the major features are:
Nairobi residents will either need a digital television or a set top box to watch television beyond Kenya's 50th year of Independence. This was announced by Joseph Tiampati, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication, on behalf of the digital migration committee.
Source: Dennis Mbuvi CIO East Africa (Nairobi) 6 August 2013
GOD TV, the global Christian media channel, has partnered with ViewSat to provide specialised Gospel and Christian messaging to the Sub Saharan region, tapping into ViewSat’s capacity on the Intelsat 20 Ku Band platform and reaching millions direct-to-home viewers as a result.
The cinema chain will replace all of its 35mm projectors by no later than 17 December 2013.
Fans of celluloid won’t like this news. South Africa’s largest cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor, which is owned by privately held media group Primedia, will complete its migration from film to digital projection technology by 17 December this year.
CEO Fiaz Mahomed says that by that date, it will have switched all of its 400 screens nationwide from 35mm film projectors to digital projectors using either 2K- or 4K-resolution.
Source: NewsCentral Media Duncan McLeod 6 August 2013
- Motive currently has four contracted clients for the Television Anytime Anywhere technology including Siyaya, a new broadcaster seeking a licence in South Africa. In February 2013, Motive announced a paid consulting contract with Siyaya, a new DTT broadcasting platform based in Johannesburg, South Africa to assist them with planning their services and preparing for a licensing competition.