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Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Gets Satellite Coverage Facility
By Dauda Koroma
Apr 21, 2011, 17:24

Director General of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell has disclosed to journalists at his New England office that the SLBC can now disseminate news via satellite services which means its tele-broadcast can now be viewed worldwide. He said since he took over as Director General in October 2010, his dream had been to expand the Corporation’s horizon in terms of broadcasting and coverage.

According to Mr. Hallowell, they have secured a sound transmitter that can reach many viewers in and out of Sierra Leone. “We are operating on twenty (20) channels that can serve television viewers and radio listeners across the country and the world over with clear signals. “Our aim is for everybody to access SLBC and I think we are not far from achieving that,” he said, adding that to improve on service delivery, they are in the process of recruiting new staff.

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