Building Digital TV in Africa

Digital Television Capacity Building Conference 8-10 November 2017

SADIBA is pleased to announce a collaborative effort towards a Digital Television Capacity Building Conference that will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-10 November 2017.

This capacity building conference is inspired by a joint ITU/EBU/BNE/DVB workshop held in Geneva in October 2016  (For more info on the joint ITU/EBU/BNE/DVB workshop click here).  These organisation are collaborating with SADIBA in preparing the Johannesburg event in November 2017.

What will be covered

The conference will have a strong training- and capacity building focus.  It will concentrate on competencies and skills required to plan-, implement and operate digital television systems and networks.  The conference will cover satellite -and terrestrial broadcasting as well as on-line content delivery.  The sessions and topics will be of a technical nature.  The first two conference days will cover the fundamentals of digital television.  Day 3 will see international experts present a number of master classes.    See the programme here

Who should attend

The sessions and topics will be tailored towards engineering staff working within the production environment, studios, head-ends, transmissions networks as well as those dealing with installations and receiving equipment. 

Colleagues supporting digital broadcasting activities in the associated management-, administrative-, policy- and regulatory environments will also benefit from attendance.    

When

8-10 November 2017,  daily from 08:30 to 17:30.

Where

The Digital Television Capacity Building Conference will take place at the Randpark Golf Club, Setperk Street, Randpark, Johannesburg, South Africa.  (-26.114191, 27.965215)  click here

Registration, Costs and Sponsorships

Seats are limited and registration is essential. Several registration and sponsorship options are available. Discounts apply to group registrations.   

Delegations from beyond South Africa attending in groups of 4 or less per organisation are offered free attendance. Available to delegations from Africa only.

Terms and conditions apply.

For additional information and details about the respective sponsorship categories refer to the registration form.

Find the registration form here in pdf or in Word.

Completed registration forms with delegate lists are to be submitted to the SADIBA secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or faxed to +27 86 521 4400.  Registration can only be confirmed once applicable fees are paid in full. Delegates are encouraged to submit registrations and delegate lists in electronic format.

Additional sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available.  For more information contact the SADIBA secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Terms and Conditions

Seats are limited and registration is essential.  Registration is on a first come first served basis. Group discounts apply only to consolidated group bookings.  A registration form with delegate list needs to be completed per delegation.  All fees need to be settled before the event.  Registration can only be confirmed once the applicable fees are paid in full.  Cancellations before 6 October 2017 will be refunded at 50%.  Cancellations after 6 October 2017 will not be reimbursed.  Delegates registering under the “Free Attendance” category are liable for R 27 000 in the event of a “no-show” without prior cancellation by 6 October 2017

Accommodation

Delegates need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

It is recommended that delegates consider the Fairway Hotel. The Fairway Hotel is co-located with the conference venue.

Discounted Rates are available to delegates attending.

Click here for the discounted rates and promo code.

Click here for on-line registration.

A multitude of alternative accommodation options are available. 

(See detailed travel advisory document).

Travel information, Visa requirements and general information

The organisers have compiled the following information to assist visitors and delegates. 

(See detailed travel advisory document).