Nigerian broadcasting regulator, National Broadcasting Commission, has sought applications from interested service providers who intent to operate freeview digital television channel. NBC has kicked off the process of issuing licences for freeview digital television channels.
At present, NBC will award provisional licences. NBC has emphasised that channels have to abide by Nigerian broadcasting code to bag the licence.
“In keeping with the commission’s laid down procedure, successful applicants shall be invited to formally apply for licences toi provide channel content in accordance with the National Broadcasting Act, the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and the Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations,: said Awwalu Salihu, Director of Public Affairs with NBC.