The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra Broadcasting Corporation(ABS), Mr Uche Nworah has said that station is excited about the prospect of going digital, in compliance with the 2015 deadline of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria(BON).
Nworah said that the excitement is accentuated by the fact that the order is coming at a time when the station is rolling out the drums to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and also made a personal commitment to ensure that it steps up its game in the broadcasting world.
“We in ABS have been preparing for this for a long time, we are on course to meeting the challenge. Digitalising our stations will shore up the quality of our production, and we will stop worrying about masts and airwaves and all that.
“Our organization has been shopping for partners that will help us to deliver good content to meet the goal. Our equipments have already been paid for by the governor. The governor has awarded a contract to the tune of N728 for the digitalization and mordernisation of ABS radio and television.”
Activities lined up for the anniversary which is a year long event include; a lecture on the media, politics and national development to be delivered by Prof Pat Utomi on 4th March, at the women’s development Centre, Awka.
Other activities are; health workshop, novelty match, local government tours, staff training and workshop, book launch and a beauty and make-up fair among others.
ABS was set up in 1985 as the official radio and television station of the old Anambra State, and has since been in operation as one of the flagship broadcast station of the south east zone of the country.