Advanced Television

Nigeria needs 30m set-top boxes

February 15, 2017

By Chris Forrester

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which oversees the country’s transition from analogue to digital TV transmission, says that the nation will need some 30 million set-top boxes in order to complete the transition.

Mallam Is’haq Modibo Kawu, the Director General of NBC, said the Commission had already spent $26 million to buy 850,000 set-top boxes in order to kick-start the process.

Certain analogue channels had already been switched to digital, notably in the federal capital of Abuja.

Boxes are being supplied two lead manufacturers: Gospell Technology Ltd and SMK Skyrun.

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