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Broadcasting commission to involve private sector in transition to digital broadcasting

Channels Television  
Updated August 18, 2012

Director General of the National broadcasting Commission, Mr. Yomi Bolarinwa has blamed government policies on the commission’s inability to transit from analogue broadcasting to the highly anticipated digital broadcasting.

He said the federal government will soon constitute a committee that will aid the seamless transition. He gave kudos to media broadcast organisations for upgrading their production equipment to digital, a situation he said has taken the transition a step closer.

Mr. Bolarinwa said the commission has served as a big brother to broadcasting organisations in the country.

“Regulation for us in the National Broadcasting Commission is about a relationship that ensure…. that when you do wrong… even before you do wrong you are been told this is not right why don’t you do it the right way”.

Mr. Bolarinwa while speaking on Channels TV weekend breakfast show Sunrise, said the digital platform will afford viewers access to more content.

Created 20 years ago, the director general gave the commission a pass mark in terms of performance and living up to the reason for its creation.