MTN Nigeria buys DTT broadcasting licence

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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ABUJA — According to a press briefing by Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission, South Africa’s MTN has bought a licence to provide pay TV in the country for 34 billion Naira (~$170m). MTN Nigeria will use part of the 700MHz frequency band to provide digital broadcasting services.

The Commission also said that production and delivery of imported set-top boxes for its digital switchover pilot project is to be completed by the end of October, with local manufacturing to begin in April 2016.