Following the Federal Government’s launch of the Digital Switchover (DSO) from analogue to digital television broadcasting in Enugu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration in keeping with its rural development agenda has procured 10,000 set top boxes for distribution free of charge to identified low income households across the 475 autonomous communities of the state.
Speaking at the ceremony, which took place at the zonal headquarters of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Enugu, Gov. Ugwuanyi stated that the procurement was to enable less economically-endowed families in the rural areas have access to more television channels in line with the inherent benefits of the new innovation in the broadcasting industry.
Governor Ugwuanyi With Minister Of Information “Lai Mohammed”
The governor further stated that his administration also took the decision because of the significant cost of digital cut-over on the consumer who will have to source for set top boxes that will enable their analogue televisions to receive new digital signals.
Gov. Ugwuanyi disclosed that the state government was delighted to “fully” support the digitization process, which he said
“will dramatically increase the number of channels available to Enugu TV viewers, expand and deepen educational content available to our children, drastically reduce the cost of deploying and managing our costly state television infrastructure, and ultimately improve the IGR of our local governments”.
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