By Daniel C Obagha/Azuka Nnabuife
Awka, Aug. 16, 2018 (MOI) National Broadcasting Commission, NBC says Anambra State Broadcasting Service (ABS), is now ready to join the train of digitised broadcasting.
Director, Engineering and Technology, NBC, Mr Friday Ojone Ukwela, said this during an inspection visit to ABS Headquarters, Awka.
“I have seen the equipment. ABS is ready to join the train of digital broadcasting and it is fantastic.
“It is high tech equipment. Kudos to Gov. Willie Obiano, Kudos to Information Commissioner, C Don Adinuba and all the people that have helped to make it possible. You are ready to join the digital World.
“My prayer and desire is that they manage the equipment well and put them to the best use to justify the investment made,’’ Ukwela said.
He noted that receivers did not need to throw away their analogue television.
“There is set up box that will help to convert digital signals to analogue television.
“The set up boxes will be made available with their components especially the internet enabled facilities to help stations to know the number of people that listen to ABS.
“The internet facilities will help advertisers to know the number of customers that will be able to consume their products,’’ Ukwela said.
Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr Adinuba, said that Gov Obiano had succeeded in his plan.
“From day one, he set out to build the most advanced digital television studio and broadcast equipment in the whole of Africa and we have succeeded.
“Anambra is going to be the next state to get inaugurated in Nigeria,’’ he said.
Head, Technical Services at ABS, Ugochukwu Akwaekelu, said that ABS was ready for migration.
“We are ready to migrate but as I am talking to you now, you can access us on Star Times on Channel 113 and Metro Digital Network on channel 29,’’ Akwaekelu said.
Top Government functionaries at event are the Ag. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment, Mrs Obiageliaku Umeadi, Ag, Director of Information, Mr Anthony Nweke, and Head, Engineering Department, ABS, Mr Paul Okoye. (MOI)