Multichoice to establish decoder assembly plant in Nigeria

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Multichoice Nigeria, one of the foremost pay television outfits in the country, has announced plans to establish an assembly plant for decoders and other appliances in the country.

Elizabeth Amkpa, general manager, GOtv, a subsidiary of Multichoice Nigeria, who revealed this at the weekend during the launch of GOtv terrestrial platform in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, explained that the plant, would increase the firm’s local content and create more job opportunities for Nigerians.

The GOtv boss also revealed that the company has instituted an entrepreneurial scheme for young graduates; a programme she observed would reduce pressure on Government.

She stated that GOtv deployed the latest DVB-T2 standard technology, which leapfrogs the outmoded T1 system that is currently used by some pay television services in the digital migration process in Africa. The DVB-T2 technology according to her, allows for up to 21 channels per frequency, while the DVB-T1 only allows for 12 channels per frequency.

“With the use of DVB-T2 technology, GOtv gives Nigerian subscribers a dramatic improvement on the dividend of terrestrial frequencies.

“It offers subscribers the most advanced technology and broadcast system in Africa and the rest of the world, and the first digital television pay service on DVB-T2 technology in Nigeria.” She affirmed.

Amkpa, said that the brand provides great family entertainment at a prize that everyone can afford: “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 come in great picture and sound quality.”

GOtv is currently available in Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Enugu, Benin and Aba; with expansion plans still ongoing.