Digital TV: Enugu govt to distribute free 10,000 setup boxes to rural residents

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor

The Enugu State Government has offered to distribute 10,000 setup boxes valued at N15 million free to low income households in rural areas to enable them access digital television.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi announced this in Enugu at the launch of digital switchover in the state by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The Governor described the launch as a `landmark’ in television broadcasting in Nigeria.

Ugwuanyi explained that the setup boxes which were the major accessory that will, henceforth, enable television viewers in the state watch more channels would be distributed immediately.

“Our goal is to enable less economically endowed families to continue to receive even more television channels after this ceremony.

“The boxes will be distributed after this ceremony in such a manner that it will reach all the 475 autonomous communities in the state,” he said.

Ugwuanyi said that Enugu had the distinction of being the first state in southern Nigeria to be switched on to the digital terrestrial television broadcast.

 

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