Friday, April 19, 2013

DAARSAT promises dedicated travel channel

As Nigerians eagerly await the relaunch of DAAR Communications pay Television, DAARSAT, the management of the organisation has promised to dedicate one channel to  the broadcast of tourism and culture related programs.
This was made known during a visit to the tourism village in Abuja by the chairman of DAAR Communications Group,
High Chief Raymond Dokpesi , Chairman  DAAR Communications, made this known when he led his management team to the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) in Abuja recently.
Chief Dokpesi said  the cable outfit is the first of its kind in Africa to feature full African Cultural content in all channels stating that the purpose of the synergy with NTDC is to attract foreigners and acquaint them with the rich local content of Nigeria while bringing values and cultural essence to both satellite and digital terrestrial.
He decried a situation where we do not encourage the growth of our local industries by consistently patronizing foreign items pointing out that it portends grave danger for the productive sector and employment generation.
The Managing Director of DAARSAT, Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki said the unique selling point of DAARSAT is education, maintaining that the cable outfit’s comeback was historical
Dr. Obaseki attributed the success of DAARSAT, which is to broadcast on full high definition decoders, to the doggedness and enterprise of its proprietor, Chief Dokpesi whom he described as a fighter who had paid his dues in the industry.
Don Pedro implored NTDC to make the HD decoders available and encourage hotels, Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and other related hospitality outfits to patronize DAARSAT.
Otunba Runsewe, DG NTDC   described Chief Dokpesi as a broadcast guru who has made great contributions by emphasizing on educational and local  content.
He promised to fully align with the initiative in a mutually beneficial partnership while assuring the visitors that the decoders will be distributed to hotels.