Taraba spends N1.8bn to digitise media outfit – Commissioner

Taraba spends N1.8bn to digitise media outfit – Commissioner

Anthony Danburam, the Taraba Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, on Friday said the state had spent N1.8 billion to digitise its television station, Taraba Television (TTV).
Danburam told newsmen in Jalingo that the digitisation was in compliance with the directive of Nigeria Broadcasting Commission that all broadcast stations should migrate to digital from analogue to by 2017.
He said the station was currently on test transmission of its facilities, while the project handler, Pinnacle Communications, was training 20 of its staff on ways to handle digital equipment.
Danburam said the state would recruit more staff to operate the station which would take-off fully in September.
The commissioner said the station was already on Startimes network, while the state was working hard to link the station to MyTv for 24-hours broadcast to audience on satellite receivers across the world.
He said the state also required about N2.8 billion to digitise the state-owned radio station, Taraba State Broadcasting Service (TSBS), in view of the current foreign exchange rate of naira to the dollar.

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