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Digital Switch Over: We’re not responsible for set-up boxes hiccup— Pinnacle

By Tare Youdeowei

Following the controversy that trailed the activation of some of the set-up boxes that were used after the hitch-free Digital Switch-Over (DSO) from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in Abuja, Pinnacle Communications has said it is not responsible for hiccups of activation of Abuja set up boxes.

The company’s stand was made known by Jimmy Enyeh, Media Consultant, Pinnacle Communications Ltd, Abuja in a statement, where he said: “The contract to produce and supply set up boxes were awarded to about seven different companies by the Emeka Mba-led National Broadcasting Commission.

“Of this number, Pinnacle Communications was not included. The companies were saddled with the activation of the set up boxes which experienced some hiccups after the switch-on.

“Pinnacle Communications was quite visible in the process that culminated to Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in Abuja on account of being a major player in the setting up of the Abuja platform at the Pinnacle Broadcast Centre, Mpape but it was not in charge of the set up boxes that experienced activation problems.”

Enyeh further stressed the company’s unambiguous stance by stating; “During the commissioning of the Pinnacle Broadcast Centre by President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who lauded the successful launch of the pilot scheme in Jos in April.”


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