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Current DSO’s operating business model not attractive to investors—ITS boss, Rotimi

NBC DSO Sheraton

Fresh reason on why more investors are still flat-footed in venturing into the Digital Switch over (DSO) driven by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has been revealed. Speaking recently in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital during the tour of transmission facilities by the National Assembly ad hoc Committee on DSO, the General Manager of Integrated Television Services (ITS), Mr. Musbau ...

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Telecom Satellite TV unveils Direct-to-Home Pay TV platform to boost DSO

launch of Abuja DSO

The much awaited foreign direct investments (FDIs) that will follow Nigeria’s successful activation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) have started making inroad to the economy. In Abuja, on Tuesday, new investor, Telecom Satellite TV (TSTV) has partnered with a Europe-based television station, ABS Global, to launch into the Nigerian Broadcasting Service a Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV. Expectedly, the scheme would ...

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About 7 local STB companies producing in Nigeria to deepen DSO—Amana

NBC DSO Sheraton

Contrary to speculations that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is only serious in empowering the Signal Distributors to install transmission infrastructure for the regional rollout of Digital Switch Over (DSO) without plans for availability of Set Top Boxes (STBs), the chairman of DigiTeam Nigeria, Engineer Edwards Amana has revealed that local production of the device is ongoing in not less ...

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Revealed: Why NBC through Minister’s directive paid Pinnacle group N2.5bn

NBC Kawu Modibbo

A clear indication has emerged showing that the rollout of Digital Switch Over (DSO) that took place in Abuja on December 22, 2016 was on the insistence of the federal government and not on the readiness of the Signal Distributor, Pinnacle Communications Limited. In an exclusive telephone interview with a top official of the Ministry of Information and Culture who ...

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Like Nigeria, Ghana fails to meet its 2017 DSO deadline, shifts to next year

Akufo Addo

The Minister of Communication in Ghana, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced that it is no longer feasible for Ghana to carry out Digital Switch over (DSO) come September this year but next year. Explaining the miss at a  two-day National Forum on Content and Digital Migration in Accra, she said the government was planning to engage a consultant to review ...

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Disquiet at NBC over alleged secret allocation of N2.5bn to signal distributor

Lai M

Though details are still sketchy as at Wednesday’s evening, tension is gathering momentum over an allegation that contrary to laid down terms and conditions for the bidding of signal distributorship in the Digital Switch Over (DSO), the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) paid about N2.5bn to Pinnacle Communications Limited, a signal distributor licensee for undisclosed services. Whereas aggrieved stakeholders in the ...

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DSO: FG excited over Pinnacle Communications deal with Gates Air group in US

NBC Kawu Modibbo

Relief for possible delivery of Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) in a record time after three failed deadlines may be underway in the United States of America (USA). This is coming on heels of a recent visit by the entourage of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Members of the delegation include the Director General of National ...

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Botched DSO deadline means postponement of digital dividend, broadband boost

NBC Kawu Modibbo

Though June 17, 2017, the third deadline agreed by the federal government for the nationwide transition from analogue to digital TV transmission has come and gone, it means that digital dividend expected to quicken broadband delivery after Digital Switch Over (DSO) have become elusive. The digital dividend refers to the radio spectrum which is released in the process of digital ...

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NBC adopts 6 states template to drive DSO, explains why June 17 deadline can’t work

NBC DSO Sheraton

Understandable explanations were on Friday in Lagos, given by the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu on why Nigeria could not completely switch over from analogue to digital TV broadcasting today, June 17, 2017 as earlier announced by the federal government. Digital Switch Over (DSO) is a global movement driven by technology to migrate from ...

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NBC to address media on issues in meeting DSO deadline today in Lagos

All is set for today’s first ever briefing in Lagos by the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, on the challenges and prospects of the nation’s journey so far in meeting the deadline of Digital Switch Over (DSO). Already, anxiety has gripped the industry over the ability or otherwise of the country to meet ...

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