SWITZERLAND, JUNE 07 – Barely 24 hours after the Federal Government suspended the broadcast licence of DAAR Communications, the Europe’s largest Cable television network, Sky has removed the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from its service
Media reports indicate that NTA had been barred indefinitely from airing on Channel 794 on UK cable company, Sky’s network.
A message on Sky’s website read in part, “794: NTA International; currently temporarily removed from EPG (Electronic Programme Guide).”
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The NBC headed by Kawu Modibbo had on Thursday announced the suspension of AIT and Raypower FM both owned by opposition politician, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
Although the NBC had cited several infractions as the reason for the suspension, human rights groups claim the suspension was an attempt to stifle press freedom.