Accra (Ghana), 28 July 2013 – Ghana private terrestrial TV network operator--First Digital made a decision in March 2013 to convert his digital terrestrial TV network from DVB-T standard to DVB-T2 standard. First Digital was the first digital terrestrial TV network in the country. Started in 2007 with the 1st generation European digital terrestrial TV standard DVB-T, First Digital has been broadcasting 9 MPEG2 SD channels by using 1 UHF transponder to more than 20,000 subscribers in pay TV mode. It covers the 3 main cities of Ghana Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi by using digital microwave links.
Ghanian government adapted the 2nd generation digital terrestrial TV DVB-T2 as national standard in 2011. To reply to this new standard and to offer to their subscribers with more digital TV channels, First Digital acquired a 2nd UHF transponder to operate the DVB-T2 standard. The 1st UHF transponder in DVB-T will continue its service and the transition will be progressive. New subscribers will use new DVB-T2 STB to receive both DVB-T and DVB-T2 signals.
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