Friday, 17 January 2014

Nigeria: No more analogue TVs, transmitters to be imported

The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned all importation of analogue TVs and transmitters from 17 June 2014.
An analogue TV (Image credit: crunchdot)

According to Business News reports, the move is aimed at phasing out analogue technologies in line with the Federal Government’s digitisation agenda.

"When the digital switchover happens, there won’t be importation of analogue sets, that is, the second-hand  or Tokunbo  TVs and analogue transmitters anymore. Certain TV sets will not work again.

People using digitally-enabled sets with digital tuners may not need decoders because signals can be picked from the air; but antennas will be needed”, the report quoted Director-General, NBC, Mr. Emeka Mba as saying.

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