Nigeria officially launches DVB-H service
Nigerian telecommunications company MTN and Multichoice Nigeria have officially launched Mobile Television. The service using DVB-H technology is transmitted on the MTN network.
Nigeria began testing the DVB-H service in Abuja during September 2007 extending the service to Lagos later. Free-to-air access was allowed in both locations until December 2007 when conditional access was enabled.
A bouquet of 10 channels spanning movies including the immensely popular Africa magic channel, news, sports and children’s programs (cartoons) are available to customers who subscribe to the new service which is called DStv on the MTN network.
The DVB-H service will be extended to other parts of Nigeria later.
Item added: 6th May 2008