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    DIGITAL TV TALK: What to do when your TV pictures freeze

DIGITAL TV TALK: What to do when your TV pictures freeze

Frozen television pictures kill joy almost as fast as you can switch on your TV set. Midway through a star football match, an exciting movie or an episode of your favourite series, images on your TV set begin to break up, looking like tiny fragments of brightly coloured tiles.You wait for the mess to clear up and resume watching. It [...]

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    ABC of digital migration (3)

ABC of digital migration (3)

Set-Top Box. Chances are that you have heard it mentioned or read about it in digital migration-related discussions or articles and asked: "What about it?" Valid question - if you have ever asked. A set-top box is a device that enables a television set to receive and decode digital television signal. The device turns signal from an external source into [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: ABC of digital migration (2)

DIGITAL TV TALK: ABC of digital migration (2)

Digital broadcasting, as explained in the first installment of this article, is a more efficient way of transmitting sound and pictures and which offers a number of potential benefits.The transition from analogue to digital impacts television viewers, media companies and TV channels in different ways.Digital broadcasting, for one, has enormous potential to improve both the quantity and quality of what [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: ABC of digital migration

DIGITAL TV TALK: ABC of digital migration

Digital migration. It is a safe bet your eyes have caught the phrase in newspapers, on the internet or you  have heard  it uttered somewhere else.You, most likely, have asked: “Big deal?”It is a big deal. Bigger than you imagine when you consider the implications. In case, just in case, you have not paid plenty of attention, digital migration is the [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: Why booting, account verification take a while

DIGITAL TV TALK: Why booting, account verification take a while

It is the wish of every pay-TV subscriber to have signal on the screen immediately the decoder is switched on. It does not happen. Instead, the television screen turns up with information on the process the decoder is going through to deliver signal. Patience wears thin. You want the signal, nothing but the signal and want it immediately.Understandable. Watching a [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: Why you may not be reconnected when your subscription is renewed

DIGITAL TV TALK: Why you may not be reconnected when your subscription is renewed

It must have happened a few times, perhaps so many times, leaving you frustrated and red-eyed with rage.You are heading home, hoping to watch a star match or an episode of your favourite programme, with full assurance of an exciting time having renewed your pay-TV subscription.You get home, switch on the television and you are confronted with a blank screen [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: What you get from video on demand services

DIGITAL TV TALK: What you get from video on demand services

In case-just in case-you have been wondering what video on demand (VoD) services are or what they do, here are the answers.   VoD is an interactive television technology that allows users to choose and watch or listen to video or audio content when they want, rather than at a specific broadcast time.A television VoD system consists of a standard [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: Why Pay-TV subscription keeps running  when you are not watching

DIGITAL TV TALK: Why Pay-TV subscription keeps running when you are not watching

You wish, very earnestly, that your pay-TV subscription would not run while you are not watching.  You are not alone. Almost every pay-TV subscriber would want it that way.That would make us use our subscription in a way similar to how we use the airtime on our phones when we are on the pay-as-you-go platform.It would be terrific to subscribe for [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: Why programmes are repeated on Pay-TV

DIGITAL TV TALK: Why programmes are repeated on Pay-TV

Around the world, pay-TV audiences sometimes complain about programme re-runs, preferring to be served fresh content every time. Legitimate preference. But it is the nature of pay-TV that programmes are re-run. In an era of 24-hour programming, multichannel and multimedia broadcast, it is impossible not to repeat TV content.A major reason is that costs associated with pay-TV content are so huge [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: How Pay-TV content is bought

DIGITAL TV TALK: How Pay-TV content is bought

Pay-Television companies are not always the owners of content they broadcast. Often, pay-TV companies are vendors for content owners, who sell to them for re-sale to subscribers. Some others, like DStv, also develop sports and entertainment content, which cost huge sums of money.Programming content plays a central role in pay-TV competition. And in making a choice among pay-TV companies, a [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: What they won’t tell you about Pay-As-You-Watch

DIGITAL TV TALK: What they won’t tell you about Pay-As-You-Watch

The budget-conscious segment of the pay-Television market in Nigeria has been strident in its push for a pay-as-watch (PAYW) model. This push is encouraged by the use of the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model in the telecommunications sector, which also adopted the per-second billing system after an initial reluctance.Pay-As-You-Watch, most pay-TV subscribers are convinced, will free them from monthly contracts and introduce [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: Why your TV signals are affected by rain

DIGITAL TV TALK: Why your TV signals are affected by rain

Adverse weather conditions have been known to affect the quality of the satellite TV signal reception. This is popularly called "rain fade". Usually, when this occurs, it is only for a short period of time.In reality, heavy rains and cloudy conditions can affect television signals enough to result in noticeable degradation of image quality.In very severe cases, reception can be effectively [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: What you need to know about Pay-Per-View

DIGITAL TV TALK: What you need to know about Pay-Per-View

Pay-per-view (PPV) is a television service through which subscribers can buy events to watch via private telecast. Every subscriber who pays to watch an event gets to watch it at the same time. It is different from a video-on-demand service, like the one offered by DStv Catch-Up, that allows subscribers watch recorded broadcasts at their convenience.PPV is used for the [...]

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