Namibia launches digital television network

tvThe DVB-T2 technology standard deployed by GOtv allows for up to 20 channels per frequency. (Image source: sxc.hu)Namibia has launched a low-cost digital television network, GOtv, in Windhoek using the latest generation digital video broadcast standard DVB-T2

For South Africa, the new digital terrestrial television (DTT) signal is only scheduled to be switched on in the third quarter of 2012, following years of delays.

The DVB-T2 technology standard deployed by GOtv allows for up to 20 channels per frequency.

According to MultiChoice Namibia, “GOtv offers local channels made in Africa along with international channels for a nominal monthly fee for 15 channels.”

Chairman of the board of MultiChoice Namibia Kalumbi Shangula said, “DVB-T2 technology is the most advanced digital terrestrial television technology across the world. The launch of GOtv in Windhoek puts Namibia at the forefront of deploying the latest digital terrestrial technology.”

GOtv has already been launched in a number of countries in Africa including Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, and Kenya. MultiChoice Namibia said the service would be expanded in the following months to include other regions of the country.

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