Excaf’s DVB-T2 platform will enable the population of Senegal to access free-to-air and pay TV content over the new digital terrestrial network.
The Excaf Telecom Group is the first operator in French-speaking Africa to manage the analogue switch-off decided by the UAT (African countries organization for telecoms) and to launch a pay TV business on the newly freed DTT spectrum.
The HTTV Hybrid TV operating system will give the opportunity to extend traditional TV services with interactive HbbTV services and on-demand content.
The STB’s of Excaf Telecom Group is based on STmicroelectronics’ STiH253 new DVB-T2 chipset and is secured by Conax for the Conditional Access.
“We are proud to have been chosen by Excaf Telecom Group for Senegal’s Digital switch-off,” said Régis Saint Girons, httv’s CEO.
“By reducing development cost and time to market, our first class HbbTV platform offers a cost-effective and future proof solution for all African countries planning to do their Analog Switch Off”
“For this analogue switch-off in Senegal, it was key for us to choose a reliable, mature and cost-effective solution to create value-added services for our subscribers. HTTV’s Hybrid Television operating system perfectly answered this expectation and we are very satisfied with our collaboration,” said Sidy Diagne, managing director of the Excaf Telecom Group.