SENTECH Participates and Showcases OTT, Digital Radio and e-Connect Services at AfricaCom 2018

 

Friday, 14 November 2018

 MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

SENTECH Participates and Showcases OTT, Digital Radio and e-Connect Services at AfricaCom 2018

 

SENTECH, a premier provider of electronic communications network services to the South Africa’s broadcasting and communications industry, will be speaking and showcasing OTT Multiscreen Video delivery via DVB-T2, DAB and e-Connect Services at AfricaCom from 13 – 15 November 2018 at Cape Town International Convention Centre.

 

SENTECH is currently trialing OTT over Satellite solution. This solution is designed for multicast content consumption over a local WIFI network which will allow end devices such as mobiles and tablets to view the content without connecting to the Internet.

“SENTECH is building a robust open access and interoperable platform for broadcasters and content players that will have the flexibility to determine their operational model. The platform will allow for cherry-picking features where customers on the media platform can choose the mediums and Value-Added Services. Thus, SENTECH will be focusing on the infrastructure allowing broadcasters / content distributors to focus on the content”, said Mlamli Booi, CEO of SENTECH.

SENTECH CEO, Mlamli Booi is participating in a panel together with other industry leaders speaking on Launching OTT Video Services in Sub Saharan Africa.

On OTT Demo

SENTECH in partnership with Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, will showcase a demo of OTT video delivery via DVB-T2 networks at the SENTECH stand AVF Networking Hub/M4. Streaming on SENETCH’s OTT platform will not only enable real-time delivery of live action across multiple screens, devices but also open new market segment opportunities for broadcasters and content creators.

DAB Demo

SENTECH in collaboration with BMW will showcase digital radio transmission capabilities and a range of new DAB+ and DRM receivers and vehicles fitted with digital receivers. SENTECH has been involved in the DAB+ and DRM30 trials over the last few years. It ran its first DAB+ trial in 2014 and in 2017 ICASA issued the second DAB+ trial license.

E-Connect Services Demo

SENTECH powered by Spacemed will be displaying e-Connect services comprising of Video Conferencing solution, e-Learn, and e-Medicine services to offer a range of cost-effective solutions and products to businesses, educational institutions and the healthcare sector.

 

To view and learn more on the above-mentioned services and/or products please visit the SENTECH stand at AVF Networking Hub/M4.

For further information on OTT services please contact Dumisa Ngwenya on 082 375 1479

-ENDS-

Issued on behalf of SENTECH by:

Ms Given Wageng

Head: Corporate Affairs & Communication (Acting)

 

Media Spokesperson

086 073 6832

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SENTECH, a South African State Owned Company (SOC) is the premier provider of electronic communications network services to the country’s broadcasting and communications industry. We provides broadcast transmission services to SABC, eTV, MNet, Community Broadcasters, and over 150 Radio Stations country wide on a daily basis. Our infrastructure and data communications platforms also provide services to South Africa’s telecoms sector and mobile providers. SENTECH is mandated by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) to drive the migration of the country’s broadcasting services from Analogue to Digital.  We have implemented world class Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and a universal access Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite platform service to ensure access to Digital Television for the country’s people. Our DVB-T2 network will replace the current analogue infrastructure when Analogue Switch Off is announced by Government. To date, the DTT network successfully covers 100% of country’s population through 84% reach via the DVB-T2 terrestrial network and the remaining 16% via the Satellite DTH network.  SENTECH is now focused on developing and rolling out open-access multiscreen platforms that will enrich SA’s digital content distribution industry.