The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said all is now set for the launch of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in broadcasting in Abuja.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi, he explained that the minister spoke during the tour of key facilities of Pinnacle Communication Limited, the signal distribution for the Abuja DSO.
“We are impressed by the speed, commitment and passion of Pinnacle to this project and we have come here to ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensure smooth Digital Switch Over in Abuja on Thursday,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said 30 free channels will be available for Abuja residents upon the DSO and that over 450,000 Set-Top Boxes have been provided for the flag-off.
“It’s a revolution in the broadcasting ecosystem as far as Nigeria is concerned because not only are we going to have better clarity and audio but the average resident of FCT who is in possession of our Set-Top Box will have 30 free channels from news, entertainment, music. This is going to open a new vista for content,” he said.