Nigeria: Kano TV Gets Funds worth N250m for Transmitter
Kano State governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has commissioned a N250 million transmitter to boost coverage of the state by the television station, CTV 67. The governor who also unveiled a new name for the television said his administration would continue to give priority to information dissemination as an important tool for mass mobilization.
The governor also commended the management of the television station for their courage to ensure the success of the installation of the transmitters, adding that the state government would extend similar support to all other information dissemination outfits in the state. In his address at the commissioning ceremony of the transmitters, the Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive of the station, Alhaji Farouk Umar explained that the transmitters were brand new Twin Digital-Ready Harris transmitters and a new 2.5 Kilowatts FM Radio Transmitter worth N10.7 million for the audience who don't have electricity supply.
He stated that with this development, the station's popular name of CTV 67 is now changed to CTV 44 due to the replacement of the 26 year old transmitter which was on UHF service line, adding that the state government had also approved the sum of N150 million for the purchase of new 10 Kilowatts Digital-Ready transmitter to be installed at Tudun Wada and Doguwa Local Government Areas for the benefit of the people in those areas and beyond.
He said that among the achievements of the station were the purchase of VSat and other satellite equipment for the live coverage of hajj activities and distant coverage, adding that it would soon also be expanded to allow live coverage of activities from any part of Nigeria and the world, while the OB van for live transmission was locally fabricated, saying that the station was promptly paying the annual broadcast license fees to the NBC.