Migration from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting: The Disparity between Government and Private Media Stations in Delta State

  • Esther A.P. Benike


The study investigates migration from analogue to digital broadcasting in selected government and private media stations in Delta State. The objectives include examination of availability of digital equipment, the patterns of equipment use, and the investigation of the impact of digital broadcast  equipment in government and private media stations. The study is anchored on the technological determinism theory and used a crosssectional research  design on a sample of 186. The study reveals digital equipment are available in both private and government owned stations but are employed  more by private TV stations and that the marked disparity gives private stations greater impact. The study recommends that government should  encourage the training of media personnel to enable them to handle digital equipment to ensure better service to consumers.


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eISSN: 2795-3726
print ISSN: 0795-1639