Technology & Convergence News - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

- Microsoft’s full Xbox Music service will be launched in SA within the next eight weeks, according to the company’s SA MD, Mteto Nyati. The software giant had been expected to launch Xbox Music – which offers consumers both streaming music and music downloads.

- DW has changed its satellite broadcasting to Africa so radio listeners and TV viewers can enjoy improved technical service and broadcast quality. The change to SES-5 on Ku-band has been effective since September and makes it possible for viewers in Africa to tune in to DW at home with a small satellite dish (80cm to 180cm). For television, DW will simulcast on SES-5 and the previously used Eutelsat 5 West A until November 30, 2012. Radio programming will be simulcast on SES-5 and Eutelsat 5 West A until September 30, 2014. The change to Ku-band ensures the highest broadcast quality and means more listener and viewer satisfaction, according to DW.

- CNBC Africa in partnership with MobileTV, have commenced trials on the Korean Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology.