Abuja - The National Broadcasting Commission has commenced the process of issuing licences for the provision of free view digital television content to be transmitted to Nigerian households, Punch reports
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Director of Public Affairs, NBC, Awwalu Salihu, said the regulatory agency, after a detailed assessment of the current television market, observed serious gaps in the content available to serve the social and economic needs of Nigerians.
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It, therefore, invited prospective service providers to submit proposals for meeting the gaps as a preliminary step towards applying for licences.
The regulatory agency categorised FTV digital television into several genres, including general entertainment, kids, lifestyle, sports, movies/soaps/sitcoms, music, documentaries and factual/news.
It stressed that the channels would strictly comply with the programming mandates of the commission as well as the Nigerian Broadcasting Code and other conditions to be set out in the licences to be granted to successful applicants.
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- News 24