Nigeria To Use Digital Access Fund To Support Migration Plan
Digital Access Fund, which is revenue from annual TV license payments will be utilised by Nigeria's government to comply with the June 2017 digital migration deadline.
Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) made this announcement in Abuja at the official switchover of the city. He said the fund would be used to back content developers in the industry.
Kawu further states that the NBC is working with state governors to ensure the June 2017 deadline is met. The Commission intends to switch over six additional states in each of the six geopolitical zones, in addition to all the states that have already been switched over.
Kawu also says over one million direct and indirect jobs is expected to be created after Nigeria completed its DSO in June 2017. Analogue TV owners without a Set-Top-Boxes can still watch TV up to June 2017 when the analogue broadcasting would be switched off completely in Nigeria.