Nigeria Joins League of Digital Broadcasting platforms


In a matter of hours, Nigeria will finally switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting platform.

The grand breaking ceremony which is currently holding in Jos as at the time of filing this report in the Plateau State capital, will be performed by the minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed.

The event will be the pilot scheme, which is expected to take move from one city to city across the country, terminating in June, 2017.

The launch is coming with about 15 FreeTV to view channels, a broadcast platform offering home entertainment services to its viewers through highly entertaining and informative channels.

The Cable Channels Nigeria Limited (CCNL) will be the official Nigerian content aggregator for the Free-to View Digital channels.

At the pre-DSO launch cocktail also held in Jos, the Chairman, Cable Channels Nigeria Limited, Sir. Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi have several benefits which include: great choice of Free-to-Air channels; development of movies and music channels; electronic programme guide; value added services like news and public service information amongst others.

The FreeTV offering will comprise of existing national and local FTA channels, selected thematic channels and selected international FTA channels.

They are also expected to deliver Nigerian digital incentive channels and improved signal reception and picture quality directly to homes via Set-Top Boxes.

According to the organizers of the project, about 2000 Set-Top will be distributed to the members of the public in Plateau state under the pilot scheme.