Tag Archives: Nigerian Communications Commission

Nigcomsat leases DTH satellite operations

Communication satellite operator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NigComSat), has finalised a deal with Platinum Plus Television (PPTV) to lease its Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite operations to the television station. The agreement with PPTV was signed in November 2013, following which PPTV carried out a technical audit to ascertain the workability of the system as well as the [...]

NBC eyes advance spectrum payments to fund digital migration

Nigerias National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is discussing ways to raise funds required for the countrys digital migration deadline of June 2015 by seeking advance payments from bidders of freed spectrum. We are talking to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) but it is a very intricate thing you want to sell something you do not [...]

Nigerian government rejects recommendations to merge NCC, NBC

The Nigerian government has rejected a recommendation to amalgamate the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) under a unified management structure to be known as the Communications Regulatory Authority of Nigeria. The government also rejected another recommendation to merge the government-owned national television station the Nigerian Television Authority [...]

90% Nigerian TV sets to miss signals

Nigerian Communications Commissions former acting executive vice chairman, Stephen Bello, pointed out that 90% of television sets will not be able to receive the signals as the federal government has not put into place the necessary infrastructure needed for digital broadcasting migration. He said that the government was yet to facilitate local manufacture or massive [...]