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FG to Use NTA’s Transmission Facilities for Digital Switchover

ByJustice Godfrey Okamgba

Aug 15, 2022
Read Time:1 Minute, 9 Second

Digital switchover is the process of changing the method of transmitting television from analog to digital. And Nigeria has been on this journey since June 17, 2006.

According to Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) would use its more than 70 transmission sites to transition the country to digital broadcasting.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on signal transmission between the Integrated Television Services (ITS) and Startimes was signed on Monday, and the Minister spoke at the event.

After numerous failed attempts, he claimed that the MoU would accelerate the digital rollout.

The MoU that was just signed, according to him, will expedite our rollout and elevate the DSO. Because of this, I called it a game changer.

With the help of this MoU, ITS will use the buildings and infrastructure of NTA-Star, a nationwide terrestrial payTV network, for signal distribution. In other words, it will now serve as the NTA-Star structure’s signal distributor.

NTA-Star currently has over 70 transmission stations scattered across 35 States and the FCT, successfully providing their signals to a sizable percentage of this country.

“We will work to deliver Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) signal to at least 70% of the country, and then we will deploy Direct To Home (DTH) to offer 30% signal to locations in challenging terrains, including riverine and hilly areas.”


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