DTT receivers reach 100,000
Since the launch of DTT services in March,
100,000 receivers have been sold and coverage is now available to 77% of the
Set top boxes sell for €35-€50 which is considered to be expensive and thought
to be limiting the take up of DTT in Morocco. Satellite TV is also very popular
and the services available on the DTT platform are considered to be of a more
limited appeal according to an article in L'Economiste
Analogue switch off is planned to take places by 2015.
Item added: 16th June 2008
SNRT launches DVB-H mobile TV service
Moroccan broadcaster SNRT has launched a DVB-H mobile TV
service, initially along the Casablanca-Rabat axis. The service will be
extended to another eight cities by the end of the year and a total of 20
cities by the end of 2009.
The trial service is being implemented by contract with Nokia and will have two
years of testing before its official launch. Five channels will be available
which include three thematic channels and two generalist channels, Al Oula and
Item added: 27th May 2008
DVB-T broadcasting network operation started
NEC Corporation has completed the supply of the first 12 digital terrestrialDVB-T transmitters to Morocco.
Ordered by the National Company of Radio and TVBroadcasting (SNRT) of Morocco, the transmitters have been installed in Rabat,Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Oujda and Meknes. Network operations began inMarch 2007 and coverage is 54% of the population. A further 10 transmitters arenow being installed to serve other major cities. Analogue switch off is plannedfor 2015.
Source: MiddleEast Business news
Item added: 1st May 2007
Morocco starts DTT broadcasting
Morocco started digital television trial broadcasts in January 2007, according to L’Ecomomiste. Already 54% of the population are covered including the cities of Casablanca, Rabat, Fés, Meknés, Tangier, Oujda and Marrakech. By June services will be extended to Agadir, Laâyoune, Figuig, Tétouan and Nador increasing coverage to 77% of the population.
Morocco and other countries of the Maghreb have agreed to go digital by 2015.
Item added: 5th March 2007
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Last page update: 16th June 2008, Barry Tew.