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NBC tours STB factory in Calabar, says funding delaying DSO

Fact has emerged on why not much had been heard from the management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on the progress of Nigeria’s digital switchover (DSO) which the last several months. Speaking during a recent tour of a private…

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Nigeria’s DSO speeds up as NBC gets after sales payment for STBs with Korean group

The strategic management intelligence of the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, has received a strong boost following the recent sealing of a deal with a Korean group to facilitate mass production of Set…

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Ghana assures citizens of subsidized set-top-boxes as DSO hits advanced stage

In what may look like taking a cue from the Nigerian states’ governments, the Ghanaian National Media Commission (NMC) has assured that the country’s migration from the analogue to Digital Switch Over (DSO) in television broadcasting would be made simpler…

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

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…

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Ohuabunwa, GDT boss, opens up on gains of DSO to FG, Nigerians

The Group Managing Director of Gospell Digital Technology (GDT), latest indigenous digital technology and set-top boxes (STBs) manufacturer, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa has explained why the federal government will continue to subsidise the cost of STBs to the citizenry. In an…

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Make special forex waivers for STB producers, GDT boss tells FG

Ahead of ongoing seamless Digital Switch Over (DSO), the Group Managing Director of Gospell Digital Technology (GDT), latest indigenous Set-Top Boxes (STBs) manufacturer, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa has called on the federal government to make special fund for the STB manufacturers…


GDT’ll saturate Nigeria with DSO decoders soon—Ohuabunwa

The Group Managing Director of Gospell Digital Technology (GDT) Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly Company, Calabar, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa has assured that the company will satisfy the needs of Nigerians in the delivery of quality Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) used in the drive…

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Scarcity of STBs frustrating digital switch on of Ilorin, Kaduna, others—NBC

…reviewing applications for Radio licence renewals All logistics and needed infrastructure settings are on ground to the effective Digital Switch Over (DSO) of Ilorin in Kwara State and Kaduna state, but for the scarcity of Set Top Boxes (STBs), popularly…

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About 7 local STB companies producing in Nigeria to deepen DSO—Amana

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…

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Like Nigeria, Ghana fails to meet its 2017 DSO deadline, shifts to next year

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…