First DTT broadcasts in Cabo Verde scheduled for early 2016

12 November 2015

The first Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcasts, originally scheduled for June of this year, are due to begin in early 2016, predicted Wednesday the president of the National Communications Agency (ANAC) of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).

David Gomes, commenting on the status of the introduction of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Cabo Verde, said the most important thing was that the content aggregator centre will be ready in December, so it can receive content from a variety of operators in the market in order to carry out its aggregation, transport and distribution.

“The first broadcasts in Praia will take place in late January and early February,” he said, cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa.

Gomes said ANAC had met with some manufacturers and importers from China, Taiwan and Europe, and given that Cabo Verde is an island country it will not be easy to find companies that have ability to import in large quantities, as well as secure distribution and sales nationwide.

The president of ANAC also said that consumers would only pay for their set-top box, or spend more if they want to buy a compatible television, and the average price of a box would be around US$30-40. (macauhub/CV)