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Two-months license fee waived off for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria

The federal government has announced the granting of a two-month licence-fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, as part of efforts to ease the negative effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the broadcast industry. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated at a meeting with [...]

Nigeria needs 30 million STBS for digital switchover completion

The news has been revealed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Thirty million set-top boxes will be required to complete the digital switch over (DSO) process in Nigeria. During transition, billions of naira (Nigerian currency) will be involved for the set-top boxes (STBs) in the process, according to Mallam Is’haq Modibo Kawu, the Director General of [...]

Nigeria’s broadcasting all set to go digital in June 2017

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it has received more than 50,000 set-top-boxes to facilitate the migration of analogue TV users in the country to digital, starting from Jos, Plateau State.   NBCs Director of Public Affairs, Mallam Awalu Salihu, who confirmed this to Daily Trust in Abuja, said arrival of the boxes, delivered by SMK Engineering [...]

Nigerian government set up a Ministerial Task Force for DTT

The Federal Government in Nigeria inaugurated the Ministerial Task Force on Digitisation project to fast track the process of transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in 2017. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, inaugurated the task force in Abuja.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on the task force [...]

NBC in Nigeria clear up its position on the number of STBs Licenses

[:en]The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) declared that it licensed only 13 Set-Top Box manufacturers in Nigeria and not 18 as reported in the New Year 2016 message from the director general of the National Broadcasting Commission, Emeka Mba. It was the director of public affairs Awwalu Salihu made this clarification in a statement released by [...]

La NBC au Nigeria éclaircit sa position sur le nombre de licences pour les décodeurs

La National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) a déclaré quelle a attribué seulement 13 licences pour la fabrication de décodeurs et non pas 18 comme indiqué dans le message de fin dannée 2016 du directeur général de la National Broadcasting Commission, Emeka Mba. Cest le directeur des affaires publiques Awwalu Salihu qui a fait cette déclaration dans [...]

NBC commences issuing licence to free view TV channels

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. [...]