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NBC in Namibia gets rights to host Japanese TV programmes

The Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Shunshuke Takei, handed over 21 Japanese TV programmes to the Director General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, Stanley Similo.  Since the establishment of its Embassy in Windhoek in 2015, this was the first time the government of Japan in cooperation with the Japan Foundation provided Japanese TV [...]

Nigeria missed June 2017 deadline for DSO

Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced that the switch off of analogue signal will be done when 95 percent of Nigerian will have access to Free Digital Television content. Commenting the DSO initiatives, Modibbo Kawu declared: “All Nigerians are entitled to access to information, irrespective of class, creed [...]

Nigeria need 35 million STB to complete DSO

The DG of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu declared that Nigeria will need 32 million Set Top Boxes (STB) to complete the digital switch over process. The STB costs US$ 45 and the commission had made a commitment of eight million units which is about US$ 8 million. The price is too high for the [...]

NBC in Nigeria commissioned 650 000 STBs

Mallam Isha’q Modibbo Kawu, the Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) revealed that the commission has acquired 650 000 set-top boxes worth $26 million for the pilot phase of the digital switch-over process in Nigeria. Kawu declared that the STBs will be available to Nigerians at the subsidized rate of US$ 4.77 to [...]

Kwesé Free Sports and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation inked new deal

Econet Media owned Kwesé Free Sporst and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) just announced a new deal has been signed. The contract was three-year broadcast-sharing contract. Ben Amadasun, the CEO of Kwesé Free Sports declared We pride ourselves on offering world-class sporting action live and in some cases exclusively on our platform, making premium games [...]

Startimes asked for a review of Nigerian FG broadcast policies

Startimes the Chinese pay-TV operator in Africa calls to the Nigeria federal government to urges them on policies creations in order to support and promote the broadcast industry. This request is due according to Tunde Aina COO of StarTimes Nigeria who said that: “Businesses that require a relatively longer time to be profitable also require [...]

NBC in Nigeria to create a Digital Access Fund from TV License fees to help content creators

With the ongoing digital migration process in Nigeria, Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, the director-General of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), announced that the Commission will create a Digital Access Fund for content developers.   The DG of the NBC added that the Commission will be using the US$ 3.17 annual digital TV license fee paid [...]

NBC Universal se hace cargo de las ventas de E! en Brasil

La compañía NBC Universal pasó a hacerse cargo de la gestión de ventas publicitarias de su propia señal E! Entertainment Television en Brasil. Hasta el momento, las ventas eran responsabilidad de A&E Networks. “Fue un honor y una gran experiencia representar a E! durante los últimos tres años en Brasil. Sin embargo, debido al crecimiento [...]

NBC Universal to take care of E! sales in Brazil

NBC Universal has taken care of the managing of ad sales of its network E! Entertainment Television in Brazil. Until now the sales were handled by A&E Networks. It has been an honor and a great experience to represent E! during the last three years in Brazil. However due to the growth of both companies [...]

NBC in Nigeria received STBs for Jos pilot city digital switchover

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria has received the first batch of Set-Top-Boxes delivered by SMK Engineering Limited and Gospell Digital Technology Limited for Jos pilot city digital switchover. The   According to the acting Director General, National Broadcasting Commission, Alheri Saidu, “This will now show to Nigerians that we are serious about Nigeria [...]