Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The National Broadcasting Commission Signed an Event Hosting Agreement with CTO

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Nigeria’s digital switchover project is gradually becoming a reality as the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has secured the right to host the African Digital Switchover Forum organized by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO). The three days event will begin on May 11, 2016 and ends on May 13, 2016 in the Nigeria capital territory, Abuja.

The upcoming event will be the 11th edition. It forms part of the effort being made to help Africa countries to switch over to more efficient digital broadcasting systems from analogue system which is fast becoming eclipsed. During this eleventh edition, the challenges facing the Commonwealth countries in Africa, Pacific and Caribbean will be discussed.

Nigeria has never hosted the event since it was introduced in 2015. The upcoming 11th edition will be the first time the event will be hosted in Nigeria. Previous editions were hosted by South Africa except in 2014 when Tanzania hosted it.

The signing of the event hosting agreement took place in Abuja  and it was witnessed by top stakeholders in the industry and top staffs of the Commission.

Mr. Emeka Mba, the Director General of NBC who signed the agreement for the country said that the hosting of the event by Nigeria is very significant to the digital switchover project of the country as well as to the broadcast industry’s development.

While signing the agreement, Mr. Mba promised that the Commission would be totally commitment to the hosting of the event to ensure that it is a success and that the country fully participates in it.

The Secretary General of CTO, Mr. Shola Taylor who signed the agreement for the organization mentioned that other African countries were interested in hosting the events but the right was given to Nigeria because it has unbeatable broadcast industry in the continent.

Taylor pledged the support of CTO towards the success of the event. He also mentioned that the global event provide a true platform on yearly basis for regulators, policymakers, content developers, opinion leaders, equipment manufacturers, broadcast network infrastructure providers and operators to gather together to brainstorm on the challenges facing the industry and proffer solutions to them. During the event, they will also discuss opportunities in broadcasting industry which he described as being ever competitive and innovative.

The National Broadcasting Commission Signed an Event Hosting Agreement with CTO

Nigeria’s digital switchover project is gradually becoming a reality as the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has secured the right to host the African Digital Switchover Forum organized by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO). The three days event will begin on May 11, 2016 and ends on May 13, 2016 in the Nigeria capital territory, Abuja.

The upcoming event will be the 11th edition. It forms part of the effort being made to help Africa countries to switch over to more efficient digital broadcasting systems from analogue system which is fast becoming eclipsed. During this eleventh edition, the challenges facing the Commonwealth countries in Africa, Pacific and Caribbean will be discussed.

Nigeria has never hosted the event since it was introduced in 2015. The upcoming 11th edition will be the first time the event will be hosted in Nigeria. Previous editions were hosted by South Africa except in 2014 when Tanzania hosted it.

The signing of the event hosting agreement took place in Abuja  and it was witnessed by top stakeholders in the industry and top staffs of the Commission.

Mr. Emeka Mba, the Director General of NBC who signed the agreement for the country said that the hosting of the event by Nigeria is very significant to the digital switchover project of the country as well as to the broadcast industry’s development.

While signing the agreement, Mr. Mba promised that the Commission would be totally commitment to the hosting of the event to ensure that it is a success and that the country fully participates in it.

The Secretary General of CTO, Mr. Shola Taylor who signed the agreement for the organization mentioned that other African countries were interested in hosting the events but the right was given to Nigeria because it has unbeatable broadcast industry in the continent.

Taylor pledged the support of CTO towards the success of the event. He also mentioned that the global event provide a true platform on yearly basis for regulators, policymakers, content developers, opinion leaders, equipment manufacturers, broadcast network infrastructure providers and operators to gather together to brainstorm on the challenges facing the industry and proffer solutions to them. During the event, they will also discuss opportunities in broadcasting industry which he described as being ever competitive and innovative.

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