Ethiopia to switch country to digital by end 2016

Technology & Convergence

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) says it will upgrade the terrestrial television service in the country, from analogue to digital, by the end of 2016. EBA told Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) that the draft bill which has been tabled for discussion would help to deliver quality media service and ensure accessibility to media.

The authority is introducing the change in line with the decision of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that member countries switch to digital by June 2015. The EBA added that the Ethiopian draft bill is expected to develop the film, art, media and other industries. According to the authority, the country is undertaking various activities to prepare policy direction and legal frameworks to introduce digital technology.

Source: Telecompaper 21 October 2014