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For breach of due process, NBC orders RayPower Radio to halt test transmission in Yola

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has ordered Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT and Raypower to stop further test transmission of its FM radio signals in Yola until normal statutory approvals have been requested by Daar Communications Plc and issued by the NBC The Commission gave this directive after it noted that the station went ahead and started test transmission ...

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Nigeria Int’l TV summit in Paris to open new apertures, investment windows—NBC

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The Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the regulatory institution for broadcasting in Nigeria, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has disclosed that the just concluded first Nigerian International Television Summit, held in city of Paris, the capital of France will open new apertures to attract investments to the ongoing Digital Switch Over (DSO) regime in Nigeria. In his presentation, titled; ...

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Tech disruptions’ll continue to frustrate mobile revenue growth for long—GSMA

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…Only smart thinking operators can survive Latest research report of the Global System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA) has disclosed that technology disruptions in the mobile telecoms services are beginning to take tolls on the earnings of telecoms groups in developing economies especially in Africa. The report predicted that mobile network operators will continue to experience weak revenue growth in ...

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Trouble looms between NCC, NBC over how MTN’ll use N34bn broadcast frequency

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Serious indications have emerged showing that the original plan of the leading telecoms services provider, MTN Nigeria in buying over a controversial N34bn 700 MHz broadcast frequency is now in danger. This is based on the fact that the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC) has decided that MTN should retain the frequency it acquired from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), ...

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DSO: NBC boss, Kawu clarifies issues on deployment of DTT, DTH technologies

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For the sake of policy clarity, the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has explained circumstances that will warrant deployment of DTH boxes in the ongoing drive to deliver Digital Switch Over (DSO) to Nigeria. Giving the explanation at a recent stakeholders’ meeting with indigenous manufacturers of Set Top Boxes (STBs) in Abuja, Kawu noted ...

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STB manufacturers’ key component group in Nigeria’s DSO eco-structure—NBC boss

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…Lists newer phase of challenges, prospects The Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has reminded Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) manufacturers that they remain a strategic component of the nation’s drive to a successful home-grown Digital Switch Over (DSO). Addressing the manufacturers at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the DG and former ace broadcaster revealed that “When ...

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NBC rakes in N10.425m from sanctions on Radio Stations in Dec 2017

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has released the list of broadcasting stations that were sanctioned for various contravention of the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code in the fourth quarter of 2017. Key contraventions include breaches of the rules on vulgar lyrics, unverifiable claims and hate speech amongst others. All the erring stations have been sanctioned in various categories according ...

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DSO: Enugu State takes cue from others, distributes 10,000 STBs to residents

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The Government of Enugu State, South East Nigeria has offered to give out freely, about 10,000 Set Top Boxes (STBs), following the Monday launch of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Governor of the State, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who made the announcement said the STBs valued at about N15m will be given to low income households ...

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NBC deepening DSO knowledge, TV experience with regional rollouts—Kawu

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday, fulfilled its promise by switching on Enugu State to join the FCT, Jos, Kwara and Kaduna States, in the emerging global digital model of watching television. In his welcome address, the Director General of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, said with the witch on, “The people of Enugu state will now join their ...

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Non-compliance with DSO rules may shut DStv, GOtv out of business in 2019

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In line with how the ongoing Digital Switch Over (DSO) scheme is Nigeria is programmed, after June 2019, the Pay DTT operators would no longer be licensed to operate as both content providers and signal distributors. This provision is clearly contained in the federal government’s White Paper on the transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting. Before now the industry regulator, ...

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