The Digital Switch Over (DSO) has been officially launched by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Lagos State, to transit from analogue to digital transmission and increase television penetration.
This was made open during the launching of the DSO at Sheba Centre in Lagos by The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.
He noted that Lagos is balanced with digital advancement given its critical roles in Nigeria’s economic and technological development. And that small scale business activities were going to be established around the proposition, sale of boxes, installations and content production.
The Federal Government has said the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting will create one million jobs in Nigeria in the next three years.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this at the launch of Digital Switchover in Lagos on Thursday.
Although it took the digital television train over three years to arrive in Lagos State, the train would now move faster after the phase-one launch.
The event marked the beginning of the second phase of the DSO rollout which began in Jos, Plateau State, on 30 April 2016.
The DSO rollout is intended to cover an additional 13 states in 2021, according to the minister.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that the innovation would empower many youths, especially those in the entertainment and tourism industry.
He encouraged the ministerial task force on the Digital Switch Over to make the Free TV box and after-sale support easily accessible.
By our Reporter.