In a Continental first GOtv, will be bringing audiences across Africa LIVE coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the OAU / AU from Addis Ababa on Saturday 25 May, 2013.
The celebratory events, which is expected to attract 74 Heads of States and Governments from AU member states, will be broadcast on GOtv channel 99 from 07:00 CAT using the latest generation Digital Video Broadcast standard – DVB-T2 to audiences.
Nico Meyer – CEO of MultiChoice Africa said “MultiChoice is in line with the AU’s mandate, which is to promote an integrated and prosperous continent driven by its own citizens, MultiChoice through GOtv as a proud citizen of the African continent is wholly committed to the development of Africa and its people.”
GOtv, available in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe operates on DVB-T2 technology which represents one of the most advanced DTT broadcast systems and infrastructure established on the continent, but in the rest of the world to date; and leapfrogs the outdated DVB-T1 (or ISDB-T) systems. This puts Africa at the forefront of technology in the DTT space.
So tune in on Saturday 25 May witness as the continent comes together for the celebrations, all of Africa will share the significance of Addis Ababa as a spiritual and political home of the OAU/AU since its inception in 1963. On this day, inspired by a common identity, indigenous ideology and the quest for continental unity, the OAU sought to harmonise policies and co-ordinate action across and between its signatory states, as an initial step to realize a united Africa.
Don’t miss this African milestone celebrations LIVE on channel 99 on GOtv and GOtv Plus from 07:00 CAT. Additionally MultiChoice is providing a service to Free to Air broadcasters across the continent to receive footage of the celebrations free of charge as a service to Africa.
For more information or to find out how to get connected, visit our website on www.gotvafrica.com.
GOtv is a recently launched DTT pay television service, which is catering for all television households. It offers subscribers both local and international channels and was launched to ensure that the great affordable digital TV is accessible to everyone.
DTT stands for Digital Terrestrial Television (or Transmission). It refers to the broadcasting of terrestrial television in a digital format. Currently, terrestrial broadcasting in many African countries is in an analogue format. But as most countries are in the process of planning and implementing the migration from analogue to digital television.
Terrestrial television uses a network of transmission towers to relay the signal across the country. Each transmission tower has a specific area of coverage, and it is the network of coverage that provides television signals across the country. The broadcast signal is sent to the various towers and if you are within the area covered by a tower, then you will be able to receive the broadcast services via a GOtenna (outside antenna) which is usually placed on your roof or a stub antenna on your television set (depending on how strong the signal that you are receiving is).