BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN, Kaduna
Kaduna digital switchover unit is set to be commissioned on Friday.
This was disclosed by the Chief Engineer of the first licensed signal broadcast station in the country, Pinnacle Broadcast Mr Charles Cooper while conducting newsmen round the facility as pqrt of activities preparatory to the commissioning.
He expressed the readiness broadcast company to commence digital transmission in line with the Federal government directives to switch over from analogue to digital transmission.
The chief engineer said that the new broadcast company was the first privately owned company to be given licence by the Federal government to start digital transmission in the country.
According to him, the new station will start transmission with 24 national channels, saying, “our major focus will be Kaduna metropolis before we cover the entire state.
“We have started discussing with NTA kaduna and other local stations in the state have indicated their interest to partner with us”, he declared.
He also indicated that in no distant time, the new station will add international channels like the Cable Network, Al Jazeera, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) among others within no distant time.
Cooper stated that, the new company is ready for the switchover in line with the Federal government’s policy of digitalization.
“As from Friday we will begin transmission with our new state of the art digital equipment. We thank the federal government for believing in us.
Defending the new switchover, he said unlike the analogue system which is outdated, the digital system is easy to operate and less expensive.
He told prospective viewers that they will expect see clear visual and good sound when they start transmission.
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