Lagos - The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation will accept bids from potential signal distributors ahead of the deadline to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting.
The state broadcaster would also begin tests to explore the station's readiness to meet the June 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Director General NBC, Emeka Mba, confirmed the development in Lagos.
He said more than 40 million households in the country had to purchase a set-up boxes to enable them watch to television when the digitalization broadcasting kicked in.
As is the norm globally, the federal government will subsidise the prices of the equipment.
About 2 million households currently watch satellite television.
Mba said the digitization of television will allow more room for spectrum expansion for the nation’s broadband and internet penetration.
The digital broadcasting transition started in 2006 following an agreement by ITU member states.
- CAJ news