Nigeria switches from analogue to digital broadcasting

analogue-to-digital-broadcastingABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE transition to digital broadcasting set for Abuja on Thursday will create more than 1 million jobs, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.
The exercise, representing a move from analogue broadcasting, will be launched in Abuja under the aegis of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in
Mohammed expressed satisfaction with preparations during the tour of key facilities of Pinnacle Communication Limited, the signal distribution for
the Abuja DSO.
“We are impressed by the speed, commitment and passion of Pinnacle to this project and we have come here to ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensure smooth digital switch over in Abuja on Thursday,” he said.
Mohammed said 30 free channels would be available for Abuja residents upon the switch over and over 450 000 set-top boxes have been provided for the flag-off.
“This is going to open a new vista for content.”
The minister expressed confidence that within three years of the digital transition, 1 million jobs would be created in the development of
television content, technical services, software development, as well as the installation and repair of Set-Top Boxes for over 24 million TV
households, among others.
Mohammed said although the DSO would not take place in one fell swoop across the country, the Federal Government remained resolute in its
commitment to meeting the 2017 deadline for the DSO.
The pilot scheme of the DSO was launched in Jos, Plateau State, in April.
CAJ News

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