Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: 'GOtv Is Committed to Developing Rich Content'

Lagos — GOtv, the newest pay television service on the latest Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-T2) technology in Nigeria, has said Nigeria and indeed other African countries have rich content it intends to develop.

The General Manager of GOtv Nigeria, Mrs. Elizabeth Amkpa made the commitment at the launch of GOtv in Enugu.

In the speech made available to our correspondent, the GM said "GOtv is uniquely placed to become the home of African television. We firmly believe that there is enough rich content created here on the continent to make a case for packaging great African entertainment and we have committed ourselves to making this a reality thus, offering channels made in Africa for Africa."

"GOtv is a mass market product, which we are introducing for the first time in Eastern Nigeria to provide high quality digital pay television service to the people of Enugu state. In doing this, we are adopting a cost-effective model by using the most advanced Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-T2) technology - the first of its kind on the African continent" she said.

"I call it a cost effective model because with the T2 technology which we are relying on to deliver the service to the people of the state; migration from analogue to digital technology is a one-off process because GOtv subscribers need not worry about changing their devices anytime now or in the future due to obsolesce," she explained.

According to her, "GOtv is a much-desired service which makes it possible for subscribers to watch over 34 world class digital quality content in the comfort of their homes. This is real value for money which has been attested to by subscribers in the states where we have launched; and by other subscribers on the African continent."

She also said, "subscribers to GOtv would have access to news, children's programming, documentaries, series, sport, and movies. Some of the channels that will be available to GOtv subscribers in Enugu include AfricaMagic Movies, AfricaMagic World, AfricaMagic Yoruba, AfricaMagic Hausa, E! Entertainment, Discovery World, etv Africa, Select Sports, Al Jazeera, CNN, Channel O, Disney Junior, Kidsco, Islam Channel, One Gospel and Sound City amongst others. Subscribers can also look forward to the introduction of an exciting all-purpose martial arts channel which will be introduced in December 2012."

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