NBC opens platform to enable Young Nigerians go into TV production

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Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mallam Ishaq Kawu says that Digital Television would offer a platform for Nigerian producers especially younger people to go into television production as the commission would create national content development plan to assist the younger generation to produce quality contents.

In an interview with newsmen in Lagos, the NBC boss said the commission would license many television channels to deliver content mostly on women, children, Nigerian food/ culture, dedicated sports channels pointing out that more quality contents were needed for the new channels.

On the success recorded so far on the digital switch over , Mallam Kawu said the Federal Government is working on the possibility of releasing N30 billion to boost the process of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in the country.

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He said that the money would be released in two batches of N15 billion each and would be repaid from the resources which would be realized from the list of frequencies to be auctioned.

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He said that the Commission had concluded the digital mapping of the country, to ensure effective Digital Switch Over rollout.

Mallam Kawu said Nigeria is far ahead of other West Africa countries as some of them have transborder signal problems.

The DG said that there had been the issue of trans-border signal in West Africa, hence, NBC was rolling out in a way that would not affect other countries.

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