GOtv Empowers Journalists, 17 Others With Digital Television Facilities

As the 2015 deadline fast approaches for migration from analogue to digital broadcasting world- wide, the management of Multi- Choice, the operator of GOtv has empowered three journalists and seventeen others in Onitsha and Asaba with its facilities.

The three journalists that were empowered with facilities at the formal launch of GOtv in Onitsha, Anambra State are, Augustine Onwutalobi, the Editor of National Link a weekly newspaper based in Nnewi, Chizioma Obiora, Anambra state correspondent of Headliners magazine based in Owerri, Imo State and Chiemeka Ezeemo of Orient Daily based in Akwa, Anambra State capital.

The beneficiaries were presented with GOtv decoder, three months free subscription and a GOtenna after emerging winners at quiz competition organized by the organization during the programme.

The management also presented its facilities to seven and ten other winners in Onitsha and Asaba respectively after emerging winners at various quiz competitions organized by the organization.

BusinessDay gathered that about 110 persons have so far benefitted from the GOtv Digital Terrestrial Television facilities across the eleven cities where its signals have been activated since its debuted in the country in 2011.

Speaking at the formal launched of GOtv in Onitsha and Asaba respectively, Elizabeth Amkpa, general manager of the organization said the new digital quality pay television product is geared towards changing the face of pay television in the country.

Amkpa said the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT-DVBT) which operates without a dish to subscribers has been successfully launched in eleven cities across the country.
She listed the cities to include, Ibadan, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Enugu, Benin- City, Aba, Owerri, Kano, Kaduna, Onitsha and Asaba.

She posited that the free offers was to enable Nigerians to key into the new trends in the  technological development of broadcasting sector from the analogue to digital which would be in vogue as from 2015 when the old order would be phased away.