Lagos State Government says that TV stations are taking delivery of new broadcast equipment under plan to transform broadcasting industry across the State.
Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State dropped this hint while declaring open the 65th General Assembly of the Broadcast Organisations of Nigeria (BON) held in Lagos.
Ambode says that aggressive repositioning of the broadcast stations in Lagos State was part of his administration’s strategy to empowering the media outlets to compare favourably with the best in the world.
[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]Also Lagos Television (LTV) is a massive overhauling of its non-digital equipment and has just taken delivery of six stream box avenirs that would enable it improve on electronic news gathering abilities, while a new HD Outside Broadcast Van would soon be delivered in the coming days, he says.[/quote]“As an administration, we are committed to re-energizing, re-positioning and re-engineering our broadcast stations by strengthening their operations with the provision of cutting-edge technology that will stand them out amongst their peers around the world”, says Ambode, who was represented by Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State.
According to him, his administration provided the radio stations in Lagos State with new transmitters and studios. Also Lagos Television (LTV) is a massive overhauling of its non-digital equipment and has just taken delivery of six stream box avenirs that would enable it improve on electronic news gathering abilities, while a new HD Outside Broadcast Van would soon be delivered in the coming days, he says.
“During my first anniversary broadcast, I made a commitment to turn around the three stations. I want to assure you that we are on course. As we hope to invite our friends from all over Nigeria to celebrate the birth of a new broadcast machinery in Lagos State. Lagos State Government is committed through our broadcast stations to deliver first class service to the people of the State as exemplified through the various projects being executed by this administration among which are road projects, the ‘Light Up Lagos’ Project and series of others,” according to the Governor.
On his watch, Ambode also says the broadcast industry in Lagos State will be promoted “to an enviable height in the coming years.”
According to him, “our dream Media City project will be a one-stop media empire to be located in the heart of Ikeja that will be the pride of all.”