The State Government has approved the execution of 33 KVA Lines for both DBS Asaba and its Ubulu-Uku transmission office.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, disclosed this at the post 2018 budget presentation press briefing at the Press Unit, Government House, Asaba.
Mr Ukah said the approval was meant to address the perennial power challenge being faced by the station and its relay station in Ubulu-Uku and the need to be fully prepared for the digitization transition.
The Commissioner said once the power challenge was addressed, the DBS Asaba would be able to broadcast 24 hours with regular programming.
In addition, the Information Commissioner revealed that some equipment had been purchased for the station, including a 150 KVA Generating set.
The clarified that the essence of the purchases was put the DBS Stidios in good stead for the digitization process which he said would enable the Stations in Asaba and Warri to be on a network.
Mr Ukah also disclosed that the government entered into negotiations with the National Broadcasting Commission to reschedule the debt owed it by both the DBS Asaba and Warri station, which he said amounted to N45 million.
He advised Deltans to view the DBS stations on Startimes channels, saying those who were not on Startimes could also view the station on the terrestrial platform via their outdoor antennas.