Since 2008, Studio Hamburg Media Consult International (MCI) GmbH was involved in the planning of the new construction of the first broadcast station for TV and radio in the capital of the Nigerian federal state Ebonyi.
The project was developed by the company Klosa & Staas, located in Bremen, the German MCI partner in Nigeria. From the beginning on, MCI was significantly involved in the conception of the building and the planning of the broadcast facilities.
The implementation planning began parallel to the completion of the building at the end of 2010. After a short test assembly in Hamburg, the whole equipment was transported via air freight to Nigeria. After installation and commissioning by the MCI team, the broadcasting centre could be completed on time with an official ceremony participated by the Governor, at the end of March in 2011. The station had been on air since then and was completed when the radio and TV outside broadcast vans arrived in December 2011.
The new station includes two radio studios, two television studios, the corresponding control, equipment, and adjoining rooms, several editing stations and a complete transmitter. The broadcast station was provided among other things with a digital video mixer by Panasonic and audio mixing consoles by DHD. The new broadcast programme will be transmitted by the new 1000 feet high radio mast.
The construction of this broadcast station was a very special task for MCI, since they could contribute to ensure the provision of the state broadcast programme for Ebonyi State and beyond its borders.