Imo State Government has announced its radio and television services will complete the migration from analogue to digital by June, meaning it is way ahead of the 2015 international deadline.
Chinedu Offoh, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy Making, said the Imo Broadcasting Corporation’s (IBC) work was around 70 percent complete.
All African countries are required to fully migrate from analogue to digital signal by June 2015, but HumanIPO reported in December the majority of the continent is struggling to keep up with the deadline.
Offoh said: “I can say we are at about 70 percent completion. We’ve built it up to 10 kilowatts. What that means is that we can be heard all over the southeast. We have affiliation with the Voice of America (VOA) and that also came in handy.”
He noted the massive investment of the Imo State Government in the provision of state-of-the-art facilities at the IBC. According to the commissioner, the transition will be effected in June when all works would have been completed.
“What we are waiting for is a few configuration in the building and hopefully, in a matter of months, we should go purely digital. I am looking at, at least by the middle of the year,’’ he said.