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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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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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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

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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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