NIGCOMSAT satellite broadcasting can generate N20bn monthly

Louise Duffy | 24-10-2012

The MD of Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Timansaniyu Ahmed-Rufai, has said that it can generate N20billion monthly through its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite broadcasting.

According to Nigeria's Leadership newspaper, Ahmed-Rufai said: “NIGCOMSAT has the capacity to create 100,000 jobs in the country in just a year if the various products developed by it were fully bought into by the government. Also the DTH satellite broadcasting, which was developed and produced totally by NIGCOMSAT’s engineers, would enable viewers to receive a minimum of 200 to 300 channels and would make satellite broadcast available in the rural and semi-rural areas where cable is difficult to install.”