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Nigeria to invest $60bn on digital broadcast.


Introduction :

Nigeria would spend over $60 billion transitting from analog broadcast stations to digital stations.The conversion from analog to digital broadcast would be completed by June, 2015.

Features :

Mr. Emeka Mba, Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) explained that the amount included what government and broadcast stations would spend going digital, emphasizing that NBC would only coordinate and would not have the funds with it.

He revealed that the commission has issued 334 licenses to TV and Radio Stations, including 109 TV stations 167 Radio station while MDS had 36 with campus radio station numbering 22.

Emeka Mba described the Nigerian media as the most vibrant in Africa pointing out that the International Telecommunications Union ITU had set January 2015 deadline for the conversion from analog to digital broadcast, assuring that Nigeria would be digitally covered by June, 2015.

Specifications :

Company Name National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
Location Nigeria
Project Starting Year 2014
Project Ending Year Jun-2015
Estimated Cost $60bn

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