Over the Christmas season, 30 or more local and national TV channels were made available on Nigeria’s FreeTV platform, thanks to digital switchover (DSO).
The extra digital bandwidth made available by DSO has meant more television channels can be offered to homes with the right digital TV equipment.
Lucky Omoluwa, chairman of Nigerian tech firm Pinnacle Communications, said Nigeria’s population is now “more informed about the country’s events and issues” since DSO has been implemented in the country.
According to Omoluwa, the switch from analogue broadcasts in Nigeria has immense benefits on its citizens and the country as a whole. His comments were made as part of his annual Christmas announcement.
Pinnacle is reportedly the only private licensed national signals distributor as part of the DSO Nigeria programme.