Thursday 23 November 2017

Burkina Faso: TDT could be available by the end of January 2018

Burkina Faso: TDT could be available by the end of January 2018
(Agence Ecofin 10/31/17)
Rémis Fulgance Dandjinou.

In Burkina Faso, migration toward digital Tv should be effective by the end of January 2018. This was disclosed by Rémis Fulgance Dandjinou (picture), Burkina’s minister of communication, last October 28, as he was on-air on the “Antenne Directe” show of the country’s public radio.

While discussing with the public radio station’s journalists, the minister has first explained reasons for the delay in the launch of the terrestrial digital Tv (TDT), initially planned for September 30, 2017. According to Dandjinou, the delay is due to tedious and long custom clearance procedures for the necessary equipment, power issues at wave-relay sites and prolonged talks with lenders for funds needed for the migration.

Regardless, the official assured that works to install TDT will be completed by the end of January 2018, and that decoders would be available at a maximum price of CFA10,000.

Servan Ahougnon

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