KIGALI, RWANDA– The migration to digital broadcasting taking place in Algeria this week is in line with the recommendations of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), says Communication Minister Djamel Kaouane.
The Minister is attending the 11th session of the AUB, which began Monday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, under the theme: “The fierce battles around DTT in Africa”.
The Kigali Forum is open to the AUB member countries and the Communication Ministers of Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria and Senegal, as well as regulators of the broadcasting sector in Africa and their partners of this process are at the forum.
Algeria, which took over the presidency of the AUB, from 2010 to 2014, tackled the main questions raised in the African audio-visual sector, notably the issue of broadcast rights to events with the International Football Federation (FIFA), the Menos project on the exchange of multimedia content via satellite and the production of quality content.
At Monday’s opening of the meeting, Kaouane, who presented the Algerian experience in the field of digital terrestrial television (DTT), stressed that the forum is “a unique event which brings together the African audiovisual community around a key topic, namely the migration to digital terrestrial television,” highlighting the “strategic importance” of this sector in Algeria and in the African continent as a whole.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK