Ibrahim told the
What we have in our facility is like what obtains in DSTV. DSTV has a facility where it rents space segment from
So, what they do is to build a facility where if you have a programme, like anyone from Nollywood, you will then have a channel like Africa Magic or Kingdom Africa. These are channels owned by Nigerians.
Those channels have programmes that run throughout the day, the people that own the channels are not the people that have those particular programmes.
You can go and buy a whole channel and you have other people that will be bringing in programmes.
They have given to them their time slots. If your own will be around nine in the morning, you will make sure that your programmes are there for them to be aired at that time.
"So, what we have here is the HN (Home Network) facility. People can go and bring their programmes, content aggregators, buy channels and uplink them to the satellite and broadcast," Ibrahim said.
He therefore urged individuals and organisations to bring programmes to NIGCOMSAT because it has the wherewithal to telecast them.
The general manager said NIGCOMSAT has four-band facilities which enable it to uplift programmes into the satellite.
Luckily for us, for NIGCOMSAT 1R (the replaced satellite) we have four bands. These are the C-band, KU-band, KA-band and an L-band.
In the KA-band, we have coverage over
"So, if you get a programme, maybe from
Ibrahim said the issue of tele-education and tele-medicine was that they were pilot projects which were used to testrun the workability of the first satellite launch.
Those particular programmes were done in collaboration with NASDRA, which is a sister organisation and the
We ran a pilot project. We can really do that tele-medicine and tele-education. Even, during that time, the
"Presently, we are not running those programmes. But we have the capacity and the capability to do it. Only that we have not got the people to come and pay," he said.
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