The Director General National Broadcasting Commission yesterday announced the completion of the digital mapping of Nigeria.
He said this yesterday at the opening of the 12th Biennial Conference and Exhibition of Africa Broadcasters held at Ladi Kwali center, Sharaton Abuja Hotel &Towers.
The theme for this year’s conference is; The Dynamics of Broadcasting in the Digital Era, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu said the commission have finally completed work on a complete digital mapping of the entire feredation. This is a major part of any transition process, because with that, the signal distributors can more confidently roll our transmission facilities, with a sure knowledge of the topography and points of location of transmission systems.
We would also be able to map out the population centres that can facilitate access to most television homes. It would also become easier to work out a very realistic Rate Card pricing, to be charged broadcasters by the Signal Distributors.
Similarly, we have all but concluded an elaborate roll out timetable, and a consequent timeline for Analogue Switch Off (ASO), for the entire country.
Unlike the the last 11th conference held in 2016, which have a theme Digital terrestrial Broadcasting: The Imperatives of Financing Quality Content;this years conference have shown improvements and consolidation on the journey of Digital switching over in Nigeria under the leadership of Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu.
He thanked the NBC team that has worked so hard to put together this 12th Edition of AFRICAST and said he is always proud of the competence and experience of staff at the NBC.