Tanzania: BTL launches DTT with Nagra CA

Technology & Convergence

Nagra is providing conditional access technology for Tanzanian digital-terrestrial TV broadcaster Basic Transmissions Limited (BTL). Nagra is providing its MediaAccess smartcards to BTL for its free-to-air service.

BTL is providing Tanzanian viewers with free access to DTT channels using a digital receiver equipped with a Nagra smartcard.

BTL’s network broadcasts in MPEG-4 using DVB-T2 modulation, using boxes provided by DiViTech. The company is one of three licensed digital multiplex operators in Tanzania. It began operations in February in Dar es Salaan and plans to expand the service to three other cities soon. The company, wich is owned by IPP, NGA Novum and Sahara Media Group, aims to offer nationwide coverage.

Nagra teamed with South Africa-based African Union Communications and DiViTech to support the launch.

DigitalTV Europe 30 May 2013