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UPDATE: Free to Air TV in Uganda

If you live in Uganda, then over the past week you may or may not have noticed some big changes in the TV channel line up for Free-To-Air users in and around Kampala. Following the TV digital migration of 2015, TV broadcasters were spread across three multiplexes i.e. 494, 730, and 594 MHz with each […]

Uganda’s Digital TV Migration is complete but where’s the EPG Data?

Now that Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says digital TV migration in the country is complete, its time to look at some of the benefits of using Digital TV. One of the less advertised features of using digital versus Analogue TV is the extra data that comes with the signal. Among this data is the Electronic […]

Uganda’s analogue TV stations switched off in Kampala

In one of the first major moves to migrate the country to Digital TV, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) on Monday 15 June 2015, ordered broadcasters to switch off their analogue transmissions in and around Kampala. As expected most of the broadcasters complied, and Television consumers in this market who had not transitioned from their […]

Uganda’s popular TV channels currently off the Digital TV (OTA) spectrum

Uganda’s traditionally most watched TV stations, Nation TV (NTV) and Wavah Broadcasting services (WBS) are currently off the UCC assigned Over-the-Air digital TV frequency, 474MHz. WBS TV has been off for nearly a month now, while NTV’s feed went off last week, with a brief return on Tuesday evening. Since, most Ugandans are still using […]

Uganda’s digital TV Migration – A status update

With only 5 months left before the international deadline for analogue TV switch off, here is where Uganda stands in the move from analogue to digital TV broadcasting. As of January 2015, the following areas have access to the Over-the-Air digital TV signal: Kampala, Entebbe, Bombo, and Mityana. Basically only a small part of central […]

Uganda’s Digital TV migration: Still a messy, on and off affair

With the June 2015 international deadline for TV migration only a year away, Uganda’s digital TV migration process is still very much a messy affair. Very few Ugandans know that in a few months, they could find themselves not able to watch their favorite TV programs. The pilot testing phase in the greater Kampala area […]

Uganda’s Digital Free-to-Air TV is almost here

With testing for digital TV transmission for the greater Kampala area under way, Uganda’s migration to digital TV is back on. For the open source geeks out there, I have re-published a script I wrote some years back to scan for DVB-T channels. If you live in the greater Kampala area; feel free to check […]

Do the NSA revelations matter for developing nations?

I never thought I would comment on the continuing NSA revelations by Edward Snowden on this blog. Considering how deprived most developing nations like Uganda are when it comes to ICT, one would brush off such leaks as a problem for the west. But then again, due to our dependence on IT products and services […]

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