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Ethiopia won’t import a single STB for DSO—Gebru, DDG, EBA

Gebru EBA

Contrary to how Nigeria completely imported the first batch of 850,000 Set Top Boxes (STBs), the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) has said that “Not a single STB will be imported throughout the process of transiting from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting as Digital Switchover (DSO) trends across Africa. It would be recalled that while addressing the media last week ...

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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

Kawu, NBC boss

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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Why NBC was unable to shut down Biafra TV

Kawu, NBC boss

The Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, has given reason why the agency was unable to shut down ongoing transmission of Biafra Television, currently airing illegally on Nigeria airwaves. The TV station is purportedly owned by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). While explaining that the security agencies have been able to stop the Boko Haram-owned ...

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NBC begins code review retreat in Kano, says June 20 DSO sacrosanct

launch of Abuja DSO

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday, kicked off four-day retreat at the ancient city of Kano to review Code and develop strategic templates that will drive the terminal segment of the delivery of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Nigeria come June 20th. In his opening remarks, the Director General of the NBC, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, said in order ...

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2 months to DSO, how ready are NBC, stakeholders to avoid another miss of deadline

launch of Abuja DSO

No doubt, many Nigerians are yet to understand the meaning of Digital Switch Over (DSO) expected to take off in Nigeria from June 17 this year. Already, some strategic cities are on board DSO including Abuja which was launched recently by the Vice president, Plateau State and Jos. In a nut shell, DSO simply means transition of all TV related ...

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NBC reconsiders indebted licensees, extends grace period to June 30th, 2017

Kawu, NBC boss

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has for the second time extended grace period for Radio and TV stations licensees yet to pay their license renewal fees to three months. The initial extension had ended March 31st, but addressing the media in Press Conference weekend, the Director General of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu said “All stations are given an extended ...

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DSO: NBC activates 145,357 STBs in Abuja, begins payment of STB producers

launch of Abuja DSO

The Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has disclosed that the Abuja switch on is the definitive beginning of the journey to conclude a national Analogue Switch Off (ASO) and a Digital Switch Over (DSO). In a press conference on Monday at NBC’s office, Abuja Kawu rolled out encouraging data on the journey tpo national ...

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NBC extends timeline for debtor broadcast stations to month end, mulls license revocation

Kawu, NBC boss

In a show of magnanimity, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has extended till march 31st, the window of paying all outstanding licence fees owed by broadcast stations, hinting that clampdown will follow immediately the grace period is over. The agency had during last month’s stakeholders meeting in Abuja made itself clear on the appropriate sanctions awaiting defaulters from March 15, ...

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