Japanese standard digital terrestrial broadcasting in Africa
Japan’s Communications Minister Yoshitaka Shindo and Botswana’s Presidential Affairs Minister Mokgweetsi Masisi have agreed to work on successfully launching Japanese digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in the African country.
The ministers met today in Tokyo.
They signed an agreement, in which the Japanese government promises to share technology and resources to help Botswana introduce the new broadcasting system smoothly. It also says the Botswanan government will support Japanese companies to expand their business into the TV market in the African country.
The ministers confirmed that the two countries will cooperate to spread the Japanese system to other African nations as well.
The Botswanan government is planning to launch the new broadcasting system first in its capital Gaborone, starting on July 29th. It will be the first Japanese standard digital terrestrial broadcasting in Africa.