NIGCOMSAT can provide telecast infrastructure–official




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ABUJA – Mr Danjuma Ibrahim, General Manager Satellite Control and Operations, Nigerian Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), said on Monday that NIGCOMSAT had the capacity to provide high quality telecast infrastructure. Ibrahim told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) that relevant organisations and interested individuals should patronise NIGCOMSAT. He said television programme producers could take advantage of NICOMSAT facilities to air programme. According to him, the organisation has the same facility as EUTELSAT and INTELSAT which are also satellite operators that lease out space segment to owners of channels like DSTV. Ibrahim told NAN that television channel owners after buying space segments from NIGCOMSAT turn sell time slots to those that have programmes to air their programmes. “What we have here is the HN (HomeNet) facility where people that have channels buy space segments from us and then sell time slots to people that produce programmes.

[eap_ad_1] “We then uplink the programmes to the satellite and broadcast it. “Luckily for us at NIGCOMSAT1-R we have four bands, we have the C-band, Ku-band, Ka-band and we have an L-band. “In the Ka-band, we have coverage over Nigeria and and also over Europe. Nigeria is a spot beam, South Africa is a spot beam Europe is a spot beam. “You can use this particular to broadcast over Nigeria. So, if you get a programme, maybe from Europe, you can bring it here and from here you can uplink and broadcast,’’ he said. NAN reports that a spot beam is a satellite signal with especial concentration of which enables it to cover only a limited geographical area on earth. He, therefore, called on interested members of the avail themselves of the satellite facilities that government had provided through NIGCOMSAT. (NAN)

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