The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for Nigeria partnered with us to develop a national common standard DTT and DTH Free-To-Air platform, known as Free TV, in order to facilitate successful delivery of digital switchover.
JOS: On 30th April 2016, the Digital Switchover in Nigeria, known as ‘Free TV’ successfully launched in the city of Jos. We were an integral part of the launch and the running of what will become the largest free to air platform in the world:
- Arranged, along with CCNL (Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd), a major launch event for the Minister of Communications and Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in which he committed to giving away over 200,000 set-top boxes to the residents of Jos and reaffirmed his commitment to switching off analogue in Nigeria by June 2017.
- Our technical team managed the whole end to end technical process
- Our team managed the whole marketing launch
- Our software will be integrated on all of the ‘Free TV’ set-top boxes for Nigeria and will provide the viewer with an EPG and a range of broadcasting applications such as news, public service information and video on demand (VOD).
ABUJA: On 22nd December 2016, ‘Free TV’ launched in Abuja at an event in the capital, attended by the country’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari. Over 450,000 set-top boxes were provided by the government for the launch and Abuja residents now have access to a broader range of high-quality TV, including 30 channels with digital quality picture and sound.
Our information services application allows free and easy access to news, government and public information and provides a direct communication with the nation.
The integration of our software will also enable viewers to watch the latest Nollywood movies, without the need for internet, through our broadcast push VOD service. The digital switchover is expected to create a N100 billion per annum free TV distribution network for Nollywood.
KWARA & KADUNA: The NBC switched on Digital Terrestrial Television transmission in Kwara state on 20th December, 2017 and in Kaduna state on 22nd December, 2017.
The ceremony in Ilorin, Kwara state, took place at the premises of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the launch in Kaduna took place at the Pinnacle Broadcast Ltd premises.
The events were attended by the Honourable Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Director General of the NBC, Mall. Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, the Governors for each state as well as all digital switchover stakeholders including Inview Nigeria’s CEO, Olumade Adesemowo.
Inview Nigeria, involved in both launches, has supported the NBC from the early stages of the process, both technically and operationally.
ENUGU: On 12th February 2018, NBC launched Digital Terrestrial Television in Enugu state.
The ceremony took place at the NTA Enugu premises and was hosted by Alh Lai Mohammed, the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture. The Guest of Honour was the Governor of Enugu state, Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and in his speech he promised to buy 10,000 set-top boxes to be distributed for free to low income households in Enugu rural communities to enable them to access digital television. Ugwuanyi said the boxes will reach all of the 475 autonomous communities in Enugu state.
The event was hosted by the DG of the NBC, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu and attended by stakeholders including Inview Nigeria’s CEO, Olumade Adesemowo.
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