The Sixth African Digital TV Development Seminar, in Beijing, organized by Star Times is underway in China. The seminar is focused on making Digital TV more accessible to users.
It will also provide reliable decision-making basis for African Governments to be able to develop policies and regulations for digitalization and post digitalization industry development.
Over 140 officials in broadcasting and television institutions from 41 African and Asian countries, among whom are 30 ministerial representatives are also attending of which Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Bangura , Ambassador Alimamy Phillip Koroma, SLBC’s Director-General Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell, Deputy Director of Communications in charge of e-Governance, and the Embassy’s Press Attaché John Mbaimba Sesay are in attendance.
Sierra Leone, through the Information Minister is currently engaging Star Times in migrating the country from analogue to digital television.
Most countries are putting in place strategies to transition their broadcast sectors from analogue to digital in a bid to take advantage of the dividends that New Digital opportunities present.
The transition from analogue to digital broadcasting is expected to help nations create opportunities for the provision of ICT applications and multimedia services and also contribute to the efficient use of spectrum and pave the way for digital dividend. .