Commercial DVB-T services available
Star TV Network a collaboration between NTA and its Chinese partners StarTimes of China has launched a new pay TV service in Nigeria with over 30 channels.
“Startimes uses Digital Video Broadcast on Terrestrial (DVB-T), a new technology which does not require a dish. It comes with just a decoder. The technology guarantees stable signal in bad weather conditions like gusty and rainy days. It also eliminates the usual cost of installation as it does not require a satellite dish and only needs a TV antenna”.
NTA Star TV Network plans to deploy StarTimes throughout Nigeria within five years of launch. For now NTA say that StarTimes coverage is in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. NTA Startimes coverage is planned to expand to more cities soon.
Sources: Nigeria technology Guide PM News Nigeria
Item added: 11th October 2010