Top media practitioners, CEOs converge in Lagos for DSO transition


The General Manager of Lagos Television, LTV, and South West Chairman of Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON, Mrs. Funke Moore on Thursday disclosed that the 3rd International Summit on Digital Broadcasting in Nigeria has been scheduled to hold in Lagos between August 22nd and 23rd, 2017 at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island.

Addressing a press conference ahead of the event, Moore revealed that the seamless transition from the analogue broadcasting to Digital Switch Over, DSO will top discussions at the conference.

According to her, the theme of the event, “The Future of Nigeria’s Digital Broadcasting Ecosystem: Technology, Content, Platforms, and Devices”, will provide broadcasters – Television and Radio, as well as other industry stakeholders in Nigeria the crucial information and industry knowledge, opportunities and challenges to be faced by professionals in the evolving digital age especially in Nigeria.

“For the successful Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Nigeria, the current Terrestrial Free to Air licenses both private and public will be the first switch to digital before other channels come on board. It is therefore important that current operators be well informed and educated to complement the efforts of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on its DSO roadmap”, she explained.

Moore expressed the belief that at the end of the summit the broadcast industry would be fully equipped to actualize the DSO project.

The summit will feature renowned local and international speakers and resource persons who will showcase global best practices and share experiences, whilst outlining practical strategies, plan modalities to enable the broadcast media industry to achieve the best outcome from digital broadcasting.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, will declare the summit open and the BON national Chairman, Mr. John Momoh will also lead in the paper presentations and discussions.