Wednesday, October 26, 2011

GoTv debuts in Ibadan

GOTv, a low cost digital television service using the next generation Digital Video Broadcast, a standard (DVB-T2) has debut in Ibadan.

Proponents of GOTv, Details Nigeria, said it would offer the greatest selection of local channels made in Africa for Africa as well as great international channels.

General Manager of GOtv, Mayo Okunola, said that the launch represents one of the most advanced Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcast system and infrastructure established in Africa and the rest of the world till date.

“GOTv will deliver digital television to everyone and will enable them experience the digital television revolution in their homes. It supports the Nigerian government’s commitment to migrating from an analogue to digital by 2012” he said.

He added that the launch of GOtv will play a pivotal role towards contributing to this technological transformation and in the process will help the country to achieve its set target towards the migration to digital TV transmission.

He explained that GOtv is on the DVB-T2 technology standard which allows for up to 20 channels per frequency, this is different from DVB-T1 technology which only allows for 12 channels per frequency. 

Hence, he said, there is a dramatic improvement on the dividend of terrestrial frequencies available to countries when DVB-T2 is deployed.

“The new service is an exciting pay television service which delivers great value and will give television lovers access to news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies – opening up a world of new and exciting family entertainment at a price everyone can afford,” he said.

GOtv bouquets, he said, offer great family entertainment channels and viewers will be able to enjoy fantastic selection of local and international channels at a very pocket friendly price.

Some of the channels that will be available to subscribers include Discovery World, Super sports select, E! Entertainment, Channel O, Magic World, Africa magic +, eTV Africa, amongst others.

Equally speaking, the Marketing Manager, GOtv, Mr. Akin Salu said that the channels were carefully selected to meet different users’ needs and that subscribers would enjoy improved pictures and sound quality synonymous with digital television.

“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,” said Akin.

For a special price of N9, 000, subscribers will have a digital TV-decoder, 3 months subscription at no charge, and enjoy a total of 33 channels for GOtv plus and 26 channels for GOtv.

He maintained that the new GOtv does not require a satellite dish and there is no installation cost, stressing that all it requires is a GOtv decoder and a stub or grid antenna.

Remmy Nweke
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