Inview to provide DTT set-top box software for Nigeria

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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National Common Set top box System Agreement

  • A Press Statement by the National Broadcasting Commission

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission has signed an agreement with INVIEW TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED for the provision of a National Common Set-Top-Box system.

The agreement will see INVIEW TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED, in collaboration with MTS COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED, a consortium of Nigerian Broadcasters, make available the software for the provision of key services such as collection of annual Digital Content Access Fee (DCAF); Conditional Access System (CAS); Electronic programme Guide (EPG); Push Video-On-Demand on DTT; Interactive advertising and carry out audience measurement amongst other added services.

The agreement would, essentially help the Commission give birth to the National Set-Top-Box platform that will enable commonality for all digital television services in the Country.

Thirteen Companies bided for a digital TV System Comprising Set Top Box (STB) software & Integrated digital TV (IDTV) Broadcast Services to deliver a National Common STB/IDTV Control and Consumer Access Fee Mechanism; and Critical Additional Services Over the Digital Terrestrial and Satellite Networks in Nigeria. INVIEW TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED got the job through a detailed, meticulous and transparent selection process.

The Commission pledged to meet its obligations to the Company while demanding utmost adherence from INVIEW TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED to the terms and conditions of the agreement in fulfilment of the expectations of the Commission and Nigerians in general.

The Commission consequently reiterated its commitment to midwifing a smooth switchover to Digital terrestrial television broadcasting in Nigeria.