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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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Nasarawa govt won’t compensate Breeze FM for demolition– Al-Makura

Almakura

Upon the intervention of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) immediately the enforcement unit of the Nasarawa Urban Development Board (NUDB) demolished part of the station, the State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura has declared in Lafia that the government would not compensate the management of Breeze 99.9 FM over the demolition. The NUDB had on May 12, 2017 demolished the private radio ...

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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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MTN regrets Nigeria’s emerging inability to meet June 17, 2017 DSO

launch of Abuja DSO

Exactly 16 days ahead, some top officials of MTN in South Africa have regretted the indications that Nigerian, again will not meet the June 17, 2017 global transition from analogue to digital terrestrial transmission (DTT). It would be recalled that beyond whatever every other investor in the nation’s Digital Swith Over (DSO) dream, MTN Nigeria can be said to be ...

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Why MTN is pushing to buy over MultiChoice Pay TV platforms

MTN logo

Analysts have been weighing the MTN’s option of buying over a fully fledged Pay TV company, MultiChoice, than setting up a new one to drive its planned Africa wide investment in Pay TV especially in Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that MTN had acquired N34bn Broadcast Frequency licence from the management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to provide digital pay ...

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NBC working on systematic rollout template to achieve DSO nationwide

launch of Abuja DSO

Clearer indication has emerged that even though nationwide transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) may not feasible at a time, come next 18 days, that is June 17, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) said it has worked out a systematic roll-out that will see regional switchover in batches. Already, some parts of the North are on Digital Switch ...

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NBC studying other climes to avoid mistakes in DSO as FG confers with StarTimes

As time ticks closer to the international terminal date for all countries to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has disclosed that it is taking its time in studying the experiences of nations that have successfully transited to Digital Switch over (DSO). It would be recalled that Nigeria’s previous two attempts were frustrated ...

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