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Nigeria: Multichoice Engages 100 people On Entrepreneurial Scheme

In Aba, Multichoice Nigeria says it has invested huge sums of money into its digital transmission network to deliver quality digital television service in Nigeria.

General manager of GOtv (pay DTT), a subsidiary of Multichoice, Elizabeth Amkpa, who disclosed this during the launch of its digital terrestrial television platform in Aba, the commercial centre of Abia state, said it is in line with the target of digital migration by 2015.

She said with the launch of GOtv in the city, over 100 youths in Aba have been recruited and enterpreneural schemes were developed for people to create wealth for themselves.

Mrs Amkpa noted that the product is initiated on an advanced Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-T2) technology, which leapfrogs the T1 system that is currently being used by some pay television service.

The DVB-T2 technology which she said is the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa in general, allows for up to 21 channels per frequency while the DVB-T1 only allows for 12 channels per frequency.

She said the brand provides great family entertainment at an affordable price as the product is offered via two bouquets, namely GOtv and GOtv plus, at a monthly subscription of 1, 000 and 1, 500 respectively.

"To enjoy GOtv service, you either subscribe to the GOtv or GOtv plus bouquet. The GOtv bouquet has over 27 channels while the GOtv Plus bouquet offers 35 channels. GOtv does not require a dish or smart card for you to view the services. It is a simple device that anybody and everybody can use", she said.

"GOtv is the best value for money pay television offering on DTT in the country with a broad selection of local channels made in Africa for Africans and these channels are in great picture and sound quality", she said.

GOtv Marketing Manager, Mr Dare Kafar said the entertainment television which has 100% coverage in Aba and its environs is targeted at all and is designed to accommodate the different needs of consumers in Aba.
Source: Daily Trust, P. Umeaku, 5 June 2013.

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