MTN Launches TV Service In Nigeria


The country on Wednesday took a step into the era of telecommunications, broadcasting and media convergence as MTN Nigeria commenced the pilot of its digital television broadcasting service in Jos, Plateau State.
The TV service, which goes live today (Thursday), is sequel to the issuance of a digital broadcast licence to MTN for N34bn, by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in 2015.Aside the N34bn, sources said that the telecoms company had spent about N25bn extra to get the TV running. With the service, MTN Nigeria Executive, Lynda Saint-Nwafor, said Nigerians could now watch TV programmes on their smartphones and other devices via Over-the-Top platforms like WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook and Twitter, among others.
According to the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman, subscribers will have the freedom to watch their favourite programmes when they choose the MTN Video-on-Demand service, “rather than having to watch at a specific broadcast time.”