Digital Broadcast Commences in Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has inaugurated the pilot scheme of the digital broadcast in Jos on Saturday.

Performing the switch on ceremony the minister observed that the broadcasting industry at the local, state and national levels was being revolutionised to provide viewers better visuals and sound quality.

He said it would also promote varieties of television stations channels across the country without spending much.

He explained that the journey that started in 2006 when International Telecommunications union Council adopted revolution 1185 on transition from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting is finally nearing its destination.

According to him, the switch over will revolutionise the broadcast landscape architecture and the local, state and national economy.

“More importantly we are democratising the right to know, the right to knowledge and the right to be informed,” the Minister stated.


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