Nigeria: LG Set to Launch TV With Nigerian Languages

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LG Electronics has concluded plans to introduce the first television with its menu functions in the three major Nigerian languages into the country.

Speaking at an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos, Mr. Mohammed Fouani, Managing Director, Fouani Nigeria Limited (LG's major distributor) said the product is an attempt to create a model that would meet the Nigerian consumer requirements.

" This has just underscored the importance of Nigeria to LG Electronics and the digital display industry as a whole; it is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and Nigeria is also home to several multinational businesses. We are very proud to be part of their growth. Even as we celebrate the opening of our new factory here in Nigeria, we are continually looking at the market here and how it is developing. We are searching for more ways in which we can aid ICT development in this vast and unique country", he said.

He said both LG Nigeria and his company have been working assiduously with LG Korea towards the realisation of the nine-month-old TV project, which displays data and other information in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages including other navigating functions.

Some of the exciting characteristics of the TV, which comes in two model- the 21 FUI and the 29 FUI is the ability to display two different channels at the same time.The box also comes in a very special colour design with an inscription, "LG Loves Nigeria". The physical appearance according to him portrays a royal, glossy black TV.

This Day (Lagos) 16 April 2008