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Minister: FG plans 40 digital TV channels across Nigeria

Minister: FG plans 40 digital TV channels across Nigeria

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The Federal Government plans 40 new digital TV channels across Nigeria under the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting hoped to be completed by 2017.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, made this disclosure in a statement by the ministry, saying that at least 30 regional channels and 10 National channels, catering for local music, news, film, children programming and sports, will be created once Nigeria completes full broadcasting broadcasting.

digital TV, Minister: FG plans 40 digital TV channels across Nigeria, Technology Times
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[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]The Minister also assured that after the full digital broadcasting migration, which requires each of the 24 million TV households in Nigeria to have a Set top Box or Smart TV, thousands of jobs will created by the companies licensed to produce the boxes.[/quote]The Minister also assured that after the full digital broadcasting migration, which requires each of the 24 million TV households in Nigeria to have a Set top Box or Smart TV, thousands of jobs will created by the companies licensed to produce the boxes.

Besides the licensed companies producing the set top boxes, hundreds of thousands of jobs will also be created from television production which listed to include the production of music and movies, since Nollywood will move to Push and Subscription Video On Demand on the STB and online, the Minister projects.

The TV industry is expected to experience an increase in number of writers, lighting, sound, camera and editing professionals as well as actors, installers to supply the market with STBs, TV sets and dongles, increase in television and online advertising, as well as the need to create Apps to offer goods and services and for interaction and entertainment at every level, he adds.

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