Nigeria: NBC Issues DTH Licence to Chaptersdtv

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Abuja — THE National Broadcasting Commission has issued a new licence to Chaptersdtv to operate a Direct-To-Home (DTH) television service in Nigeria.

Chaptersdtv, a subsidiary of Chapters Digital Nigeria Limited is a solely owned Nigeria Company that has operated in the highly competitive broadband segment of the British economy for about two decades.

Speaking at the presentation of the license to Chaptersdtv in Abuja, the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Emeka Mba said that the commission at the moment want to ensure that Nigeria successfully transit from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting.

He noted that NBC has the responsibility of sectoral regulation of broadcasting adding that the digital future demands that Nigerians should have access to quality broadcasting.

He commended the management of Chapterdtv for demonstration faith in Nigeria

Earlier, the Chairman of the company, Dr. Gary Akpobire, said ChaptersDtv would bring revolution into the country broadcast landscape and give Nigerians access to the international arena .

He said: "Chaptersdtv is coming into the Nigerian broadcasting space to revolutionalise and broaden the scope of the sector. We are coming to refresh and change the TV broadcasting in the country. We want to give Nigerian homes access to international arena and we will try to abide by laws of Nigeria."

He said the PayTv company is prepared to compete in the competitive market as it would bring her wealth of experience to bear in the Nigerian environment.

Also speaking said the Managing Director of Chaptersdtv, Elvis Agbonifo-Obaseki that the DHT market in Nigeria has not been fully explored adding that with over 170 million population, less than 4.1 million Nigerians have access to satellite television.

Source: The Guardian  19 November 2014