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NBC to Host African Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum Next year




NATIONAL Broadcasting Commission (NBC) will host the African Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2016, following the signing of a hosting agreement with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) last week.
The event will take place on 11 – 13 May 2016 in Abuja.

Held almost exclusively in South Africa since it was launched in 2006, the annual event is moving to West Africa for the first time.

“The economic potential for broadcasting on the continent is yet to be fully tapped into. Nigeria has a lot to offer, and so we are excited at hosting this event next year and we look forward to engaging media regulators and broadcasters from the continent and beyond, here in Abuja”, said Emeka Mba, NBC’s director-general.

Shola Taylor, secretary-general of the CTO, commended Mr. Mba for seizing the opportunity to host Africa’s broadcasting industry in Nigeria: “When it comes to broadcasting, Nigeria is a destination of choice and a reference on the continent and increasing also in the world, and on behalf of members of the CTO Council, I must commend you for seizing this opportunity so promptly.”

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