Nigeria’s federal government has expressed its “absolute commitment” to meet a June 2017 switchover to all-digital TV broadcasting. A previous commitment to a June 2015 date was largely ignored.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, told reporters in Jos, Plateau State, that the new deadline of June 2017 should be vigorously pursued by ensuring that the country’s broadcast system was fully digitised with all assistance provided to all relevant agencies in meeting the new date.
The June 2017 date set is a “rekindling of hope” say local reports.
Some of the technical partners as well as the chairman of the Set Top Box Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Godfrey Ohuabunwa, explained what the digital switchover entailed including new set-top boxes.