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Buhari’ll watch World Cup in Daura on DSO powered STB next year—NBC DG

Buhari-footbal

The Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari who watched Nigeria Vs. Cameroon World Cup qualifier on a foreign Pay TV in his home town, Daura, katsina State, will be entertained by digital visuals from Nigerian stations on Set Top Box (STB) that will be powered by Digital Switch Over ...

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Shut down of FM Radio stations looms as many may not meet licence renewal terms

NBC Radio Frequency

Unless defaulting FM Radio stations effect necessary reconfigurations on their transmitter powers and other technical infractions, the regulator, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is set to deny their licence renewal which had been well long overdue. This was made public by the Secretary of the NBC board, Ms. Alheri Saidu during a recent stakeholders’ forum in Lagos. Business Hilights recalls that ...

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NBC reveals cause of radio frequency jams, set to wield big stick

NBC Radio Frequency

For some time now, many Nigerians who love listening to a particular radio station may have observed that getting crisp clarity from the FM Radio Station either in the village or where he or she currently resides in cities is becoming a problem. The cause; simply, is frequency jamming from nearby stations that have installed transmitters’ that are contrary to ...

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

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

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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