Anybody who has access to internet connectivity through their smart phones will now be able to access all NBC television and radio broadcasts anytime and anywhere.

This is all thanks to the fact that the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is rapidly moving into the territory of top-notch technology media companies.

Not only will an NBC radio signal be accessible in every place and any corner of Namibia within the next three to four months, a mobile app has also been added to the NBC family of services so that anybody anywhere in the world can now have all live NBC television and radio broadcasts through their smart phone.

All this was pointed out last night by NBC board chairman Mr Lazarus Jacobs and NBC director general Mr Stanley Similo at Oshakati where the NBC Plus was launched.

Similo stated that among some of the recent major achievements at NBC is the production of 21 local films. “Story telling through radio is currently missing. But starting in mid-November there will be story-telling on our radios,” he said.

Jacobs said: “NBC is leading in media technology right now.”

Information and Communication Technology Minister Dr Peya Mushelenga said that NBC, which is a public broadcaster, has a unique role to play in the Namibian society.

“Unlike the private media which too often prioritise profits above public interests, public media have shown to contribute immensely to democratic governance and economic development through information dissemination,” he said.

The launch of the NBC Plus app was witnessed by invited guests who included Oshana Governor Elia Irimari, Ongwediva Mayor Taarah Shalyefu, and others.

In the photo: NBC Director General Stanley Similo at the launch of the NBC Plus.