NBC, firm sign agreement on digital broadcasting

Technology & Convergence

Towards moving the Nigerian broadcast industry from analogue to digital broadcasting, the National Broadcasting Commission has signed an agreement with Inview Technologies Limited for the provision of a National Common Set-Top-Box system.

A statement issued by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, NBC, Mrs. Maimuna Jimada, in Abuja on Thursday, said the agreement would see Inview Technologies Limited, in collaboration with MTS Communications Limited, make available the software for the provision of key services.

According to the NBC spokesperson, the key services include collection of annual digital content fee, conditional access system, electronic programme guide, push video on direct-to-home television, and interactive advertising.

Jimada said, “The agreement will essentially help the commission give birth to the National Set-Top-Box Platform that will enable commonality for all digital television services in the country.

Source: Punch 20 March 2015