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NBC grants 65 new broadcasting licenses in Nigeria

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has approved the issuance of 65 new operating licenses for digital television and radio stations. According to a statement by the commission, 43 companies were granted FM radio broadcasting licenses, eight for campus FM radio, one for community FM and 13 for free-view digital terrestrial televisions. The beneficiaries of the [...]

NBC in Nigeria to switch off analogue signal in 2020

The National Broadcasting Commission reports that plans are underway to begin analogue switch-off in six localities, starting with Abuja next year.The Commission also announced that the federal government will issue a new timeline and schedule for the Digital Switch Over. Speaking at the 72nd General Assembly of Nigerian Broadcasting Organizations in Lagos, NBC General Manager [...]

Insufficient funds delay Digital Switch Over project in Nigeria

Thirteen years after the approbation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Federal Government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which has frustrated its take-off in the country. During an inspection of facilities at Gospell Digital Technology (GDT) factory at Calabar Free Zone [...]

Airtel and Coverage Broadband roll out 3flix Mobile TV service in Nigeria

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has inked a strategic partnership with Coverage Broadband, a subsidiary of Phase 3 Telecom, to introduce 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria. With this collaboration, subscribers will be able to have access to a special bundled data plan on Airtel to enjoy 3flix live television channels which cover music, movies, [...]

NBC summons artists to produce contents within the provisions of the broadcasting Code

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) have restated its vow to sanction media outfits, particularly TV and Radio stations that have continued to offend its directive against the airing of vulgar and indecent music lyrics in spite of verbal and written warnings. The Director General of the Commission, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo [...]

NBC launches DTT in Enugu, Nigeria

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) launched the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) which would enable the nation to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was present at the NTA Enugu premises where the Digital Switch Over (DSO) took place, promised to buy 10,000 set top boxes to be [...]

DSO in Nigeria supported by GOtv

Nigerias Federal Government to roll out DSO project in Enugu and Oshogbo as part of its commitment to transition from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Transmission across the nation. Mr. Ishaq Moddibo-Kawu, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said that the preparations for the launch in the two mentioned above states are close to [...]