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As of February 2015 only areas within a 65km radius of Central Kampala are covered by the digital signal. However, by the end of the year the digital footprint is supposed to have increased to cover more parts of the country. The Uganda Communications Commission has set June 15th as the date on which the switchover from analogue to digital will begin. It remains to be seen whether the country will be ready for this switchover by that time. In the meantime, for those that are in the coverage zone the digital signal is up and running and quite clear. For those seeking to make the switch to free-to-air digital television there are 2 important pieces of equipment necessary; a TV set and a set top box (also know as a converter). Also, depending on where you are, an external antenna might ...
Government has kicked off the campaign the Uganda Digital Vision, which is bringing on board the private sector and civil society actor aimed at refining the country’s digital policy. Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Ragunda, says that once the new policy is in effect, it would ensure seamless operations across ministries departments and agencies of government. Service delivery is expect to get better with this development. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Whoever has not purchased a decoder will not be able to watch television in the radius of 60 kilometers around kampala metropolitan area.Uganda Communications Commission has warned that come Monday next week all TV stations will migrate from Analogue to digital broadcasting following the ultimatum of 17th June this year. But the national association of Broadcasters says the sole signal distributor SIGNET UGANDA contracted by Uganda broadcasting Corporation has hardly covered enough ground. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://me.lt/9P8MUn A solar-powered computer kiosk is breaking new ground by making the Internet available for first time, to school children in Uganda. Thanks to UNICEF, the digital world has another drum beat to march to. It's hard to imagine surfing the Internet here in of rural Uganda..but now these kids are tapping into the world wide web, thanks to oil drum computers... powered by the sun. Sharad Sapra of Unicef says Internet access here has been long overdue. [Sharad Sapra, UNICEF Uganda]: "The innovative technologies like these actually help create a digital bridge between those who ha...
Members of the National Association of Broadcasters have expressed fears that Uganda may fail to meet the deadline for digital migration. The country is expected to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting in six months from now, but all indications are that this deadline will not be met. It is upon this that the broadcasters have urged government to open up the migration process to private players to facilitate a smooth migration.
The UCC says Uganda will be ready for the June set switch off deadline from the analog to digital transmission. The regulator clarifies that the Kampala area is now fully digital and within the next two months the whole country will have been connected. The National Broadcasters Association however is concerned about the mixed and ambiguous public messages on digital migration. For more videos Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/nbstvug1/videos
Tume ya mawasiliano UCC imeshtumiwa na wabunge wakamati ya masuala ya urais kwa kushindwa kutimiza ahadi ya kuhamisha nchi hii kwa mfumo wa dijitali kama ilivyopangwa mwaka huu. Kamati hiyo aidha imetoa angalizo kuwa UCC haijapata mafanikio makubwa kuhusiana na mchakato huo ikilinganishwa na mataifa ya jumuiya ya afrika mashariki.
Broadcasters in Uganda are worried that the country may not meet the June deadline to migrate to digital platforms. Media owners say the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, which is tasked to transmit the Digital TV signal, is facing capacity challenges that may delay the full scale transition from analogue to the digital. In the second part of our special focus on digital migration in Africa, CCTV's Michael Baleke brings us up to speed on the situation in Uganda.
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http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/ With the deadline for digital migration in East Africa running close, the Uganda Communications Commission now says Uganda may not beat the timing over failure to raise the needed funds. Emmanuel Njuki reports that while the private sector has already invested heavily in the process, government is yet to put in place the basic infrastructure to support the process.
Recently I have been involved in discussions about the future of journalism, mostly centered around what new innovations in the digital/mobile arena mean for traditional journalists in countries like Uganda. While there are many varied opinions about what the digital/mobile revolution of the past few years means for traditional media, there seems to be an over aching consensus- traditional media is changing and its changing fast. These changes are happening all around us and they are being manifested in dropping circulations for newspapers, decreased and more segmented audiences for TV, the decline in of TV and radio as the source of breaking news for most people and so on and so on.
http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/ Technocrats handling the digital migration process are concerned that the process is not moving according to plan, largely due to financial constraints. Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission Godfrey Mutabazi is worried that Uganda may fail to beat the 2015 deadline for switching off from analogue TV broadcasting to digital because of delay by the government to fund the signal carrier so as to enable the program to roll out.
For more on this and other stories please visit http://www.enca.com/ Uganda -- Designed by South African Grant Cambridge, the digital drums are solar-powered computers that provide education and health information to communities in rural areas. The device was named one of Time Magazine's 50 best inventions of the year.
The Uganda Registration Services Bureau is in the process of establishing a digital registry that will support electronic documentation of assets such as movable assets. The nearly 900Billion shilling Digital registry to be established early next year will run is also expected to ease on the burden of verification for lenders and lower the cost of credit. The United Kingdom and the World Bank are the lead funders of this project, through the Financial Sector Deepening Program in Uganda. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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The digital age is expanding into all areas of our lives and it is not just those who work in it that will need to be alert of this change. Etinick Mutinda an expert in digital skills, says Uganda has gone digital but only 35 per cent of the population are applying digital skills at work places, thus the need for training.
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