Inview launches Free TV digital TV service in Nigeria
UK-based digital TV software company Inview has launched in Abuja Free TV its latest digital TV service.
The Abuja is the second phase of the roll out and Free TV will eventually be available to over 20 million homes and 150 million individuals. It is being rolled out in partnership with Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission and Inview claims that the service — for which it is providing software and technical capability inside set top boxes —has the potential to become the biggest free-to-air TV platform in the world.
Inview will also operate the EPG and a range of broadcasting applications such as news, public service information, advertising and video on demand. All the set top boxes and associated technology will be built in Nigeria and the new service is expected to drive demand for locally-produced content.
Commenting on the launch, Nick Markham, Chairman of Inview, said: “Free TV’ will bring a world of great entertainment to millions of Nigerians and, thanks to the agreement with Inview, it will all be delivered at an affordable price. At Inview, we have been developing expertise in the mass adoption of digital TV for over 15 years which means we have an unrivalled level of technical, commercial and operational expertise that makes us the ideal partner for this sort of project and others that we are working on in territories around the world.”
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