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  1. 1. www.digiteam.gov.ng PRESENTATIONBYTHECHAIRMANOFTHEIMPLEMENTATIONCOMMITTEEON TRANSITIONFROMANALOGUETODIGITALBROADCASTINGINNIGERIA- DigiTeamNigeria. @ THEINTERNATIONALDIGITALBROADCASTINGSUMITAFRICA ABUJANIGERIA CorporatePresentaHon 6TH-7THMAY2015
  2. 2. www.digiteam.gov.ng CorporatePresentaHon THETRANSITIONFROMANALOGUETODIGITALTERRESTRIALTELEVISIONBROADCASTINGINNIGERIA THEJOURNEYSOFAR
  3. 3. GENESIS Nigeria, like all other Member States of InternaHonal TelecommunicaHons Union (ITU)Region1signedtheGeneva2006AgreementonTransiHonfromAnalogueto DigitalTerrestrialTelevisionBroadcasHng. TheDigitalPlancoveredthefollowingFrequencyBands: 174 - 230MHZ.(VHF) AND 470 - 862MHZ.(UHF). TheagreedTransiHonPeriod: FROM17JUNE2006TO17JUNE2015,
  4. 4. THEITUREGIONS
  5. 5. ITUREGION1
  6. 6. Aber WRC-07, the Broadcast Regulator in Nigeria The NaHonal BroadcasHng CommissionNBC.IniHatedthesedngupaPresidenHalAdvisoryCommieee(PAC)on TransiHonfromAnaloguetoDigitalTerrestrialBroadcasHnginNigeria. This Commieee submieed its report to the government in 2008 with a well dened RoadMapthatwouldhaveseenNigeriacompleHngtheDigitalSwitchoverbyJune17- 2012. Unfortunately, because of poliHcal problems, the government of Nigeria could not addresstheimplementaHonoftherecommendaHonsofthePACReportHll2012. DigiTeam Nigeria, the ImplementaHon Commieee for the TransiHon was nally inauguratedon20thDecember2012. NIGERIASAPPROACHTOTHETRANSITION
  7. 7. POLICYDECISIONSONDIGITIZATIONINNIGERIA: ThefollowingPolicyDecisionsweretakenbyGovernmentintheimplementaHonoftheTransiHon fromAnaloguetoDigitalTerrestrialTelevisionBroadcasHnginNigeria: TherewillbeaseparaHonoffuncHonsintheBroadcastIndustry, TheBroadcasterwillberesponsiblefortheContentoftheBroadcastwhile ASignalDistributororCarrierwillberesponsiblefortheTransmissionoftheSignals totheViewersathome 3SignalDistributorsorCarriersaretobeLicensed,oneofwhichistoevolvefromthe TransmissionInfrastructureoftheNigerianTelevisionAuthorityNTA. TheTransmissionStandardshallbetheDVB-T2FormatwithMPEG-4AVCCompression Format. SetTopBoxestoenableexisHngAnalogueTelevisionReceiverstoconHnueReceivingthe DigitalTransmissionabertheSwitchOverDatewillbemanufacturedinNigeria. ThenewSwitchoverDateis1stJanuary2015.
  8. 8. INITIALCHALLENGESONTHEIMLEMENTATIONOFTHEGE-06AGREEMENT AbertheGE-06AgreementthereweresignicantdevelopmentinDigitalTelevision Technologybothin: VideoProcessingandCompression NewGeneraHonTelevisionTransmissionFormats, Theseresultedingreatereciencyintheuseoftheavailablespectrum. ProposalswerebroughttosubsequentWorldRadioCongressesforCo-Primary AllocaHonsofsomebandsoffrequenciesintheUHFBand,thatwerepreviously AllocatedonPrimaryBasisexclusivelyforBroadcasHng.
  9. 9. INITIALCHALLENGESONTHEIMLEMENTATIONOFTHEGE-06AGREEMENT AttheWorldRadioConferenceinGeneva2007(WRC-07)itwasresolvedthatthe FrequencyBand790to862MHz.whichbeforenowwasonlyexclusivelyallocatedto BroadcasHngonaPrimaryBasisbenowavailableforPrimaryallocaHontoother Services. AlsoattheWorldRadioConferenceinGeneva2012(WRC-12)itwasfurtherresolved thattheFrequencyBand694to790MHz.shouldbeavailableforPrimaryAllocaHon forusebyMobileBroadband. TheendresultoftheseResoluHonsisdepictedgraphicallyasfollows:
  10. 10. MODIFICATIONSTOTHEGE-06DIGITALPLAN UHFSPECTRUMSHOWINGTHEBANDSAFFECTEDBYTHEDECISSIONSOFWRC-07&WRC-12
  11. 11. IMPLICATIONOFMODIFICATIONTOTHEGE-06PLAN MODIFICATIONSTOTHEGE-06DIGITALPLAN
  12. 12. EecHvelytherefore,whatisavailabletoTerrestrialTelevision BroadcasHngasanExclusivePrimaryAllocaHonistherefore 470to694MHz. MODIFICATIONSTOTHEGE-06DIGITALPLAN TherewasthereforetheneedtoreviewtheGE-06DigitalPlantorelocateall Assignmentsabove694Mhz.towithin470to694MHz.
  13. 13. THEJOURNEYSOFAR
  14. 14. InClosecollaboraHonwithNBCandworkingwithBroadcastRegulatorsofallECOWAS MemberStateswehavedevelopedandharmonizedthefollowing: ACommonTransmissionStandardforallECOWASCountries ACommonMinimumStandardforSetTopBoxes/DigitalReceivers. TheseSpecicaHon/StandardswereapprovedbytheECOWASMinistersof BroadcasHng/CommunicaHonsatthe25thSeptember2013MeeHngin Banjul,Gambia. TheNBChascarriedoutFrequencyRe-planningtorelocatetheStaHonsinthe GE-06PlanthatfallwithintheDD-1andDD-2 FrequencyCo-ordinaHonwithourimmediateNeighbouringCountrieshave beenconcludedbutwillberevisitedatactualpointodDigitalTransmieer Deployment
  15. 15. TheBiddingProcesstoselectthesecondSignalDistributorhasbeenconcluded andtheBidwaswonbyPinnacleCommunicaHonsLtd.asthesecondSignal Distributorandtheyhavesincebeensolicensed. CompaniesfortheManufacturingofSetTopBoxeshavebeenselected. TheselecHonoftheCondiHonalAccessSobwaretoprotecttheSetTopBoxes manufacturedinNigeriahasbeenconcluded. TheJosPilotProjecthasbeendoneandoneoftheSignalDistributorsPartners hasalreadyputinplaceaDigitalTerrestrialTelevisionNetworkcoveringthe wholeofPlateauState. VirtuallyalltheTechnicalIssuesrelaHngtotheTransiHonhavenowbeen resolved.
  16. 16. ? CANWITHMEETTHEJUNE17TH2015DEADLINE
  17. 17. AttheearlyplanningstagesoftheTransiHon,focuswasallaboutthe DigitalDividendresulHngfromtheTransiHon.Dividendmainlyfromthe pointofviewoftheFrequencyBandsleboverwhichwillbeavailablefor saleabertheTransiHonandofcoursetheresulHngincreasein Programming. IfitwassimplymigraHngtheexisHngBroadcastStaHonstoaSignal CarrierandthereaberlicensingaddiHonalBroadcasterstolltheextra channelswecouldhavemettheJune17Deadline However,asthestrategyfortheTransiHonprogressedandaberaseries ofconsultaHvemeeHngswithvariousStakeHolders,theRegulators decidedonamoreholisHcEcosystemfortheBroadcastIndustryin Nigeria.
  18. 18. Wide offering of diverse channels Regional / local coverage Segmented / thematic offering FTA / Pay Improved image and sound quality Efficiency in use of spectrum SFN Digital Dividend Spectrum Interactive services T-Government T-Banking T-Voting T-Gaming Digital Nigeria Cross platform connectivity (PC, Mobile, PDA) 18 Increased Revenue Digital Access Fee Collection Advertising Measurement Set top Box Manufacturers Income from DD auction NBCSVISIONFORTELEVISIONINNIGERIA
  19. 19. ThisisthegoaloftheNBCforDigitalNigeria WherewearenowwecannotachievethisgoalbyJune17,2015 NaHonwide WeareawareoftheconsequencesofnotmeeHngthedeadline HoweverwehaveplansinplacetoensurethatourAnalogue Transmissiondoesnotcauseanyinterferencetoourneighbouring countriesthatareabletomeetthedeadline.
  20. 20. CONCLUSION WehavecomealongwayintheTransiHonprocess Thejourneyaheadisnowmuchshorterthanwherewewerecomingfrom WEWILLGETTHERE.
  21. 21. THANKYOUALLVERYMUCH. ENGR.E.I.AMANA. CHAIRMANDigiTeamNigeria eddyamana@gmail.com

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