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Angola goes digital with terrestrial television

The country will change the television system: the analogue television signal will go digital. The digitalisation of television will start with a pilot project covering the provinces of Luanda, Cabinda and Malanje. However, the government hopes to extend the measure to the whole country over a period of eight years.


During the launching ceremony of the project, the Minister of Media, Nuno Albino, said that this change is important for the country and for the telecommunications sector: the population will have a better image quality, which will be transmitted in high definition. Besides, the minister underlined that this digitalization will allow angolans to expand the television content to their mobile phones or other devices that reproduce image in HD.

According to Angop, the television digitisation project will be carried out with the help of the Japanese government and it is estimated that the change will take between five and eight years to complete.

The government explained that the pilot project was launched "at very low cost". Once the transmitter has been installed, said Nuno Albino, "another phase begins, with Japan's line of funding for the implementation of the entire digital network system in the country". "In eight years the country will be fully digitalised", he added.

Nuno Albino also considered that this change will boost the economy and "revolutionise" the television system.

The Japanese ambassador to Angola, Hironori Sawada, who was also present at the ceremony, said that this new system will help to improve the media and left a promise that the Japanese government will provide all the necessary support to Angola until the transition process is concluded.

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