The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, NBC has said that it is working towards achieving 90 per cent of digital transition across the country before the June 17, 2015 International Telecommunications Union, ITU deadline, for countries to switch-over to digital broadcasting.
This is also as the commission, said, that Nigeria needed about N67 billion to achieve full transition from analogue to digital broadcasting on deadline.
The Commission says, the estimated cost will be spent on buyback subsidy by broadcast stations, Costs from TV publicity among other cost required to achieve the ITU deadline.
Director General of the Commission, Mr. Emeka Mba revealed these at the 22ndanniversary of the Commission in Abuja.
Mba said plans have been concluded to commence a nationwide rollout by January 2015 with a target of covering 90 per cent existing television households before the deadline. “Our dateline is January.