KEETMANSHOOP: Residents of southern coastal town Lüderitz have been without television (TV) and radio services for almost two weeks now as their transmitter station is off.
A resident of Lüderitz confirmed to Nampa on enquiry Tuesday that they only have access to One Africa TV, a local, private free-to-air station.
“The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) would like to advise the public that the Lüderitz transmitter station is off air due to a damaged downlink antenna,” a media statement issued here on Monday by NBC Corporate Communications’ Officer of Commercial Services, Ilke Platt, said.
As a result, the Lüderitz community will not be able to listen to the Afrikaans, National, German, Oshiwambo, Otjiherero and Nama/Damara radio services.
Private radio stations – Radio Wave, Radio Kudu, Channel 7 and Omulunga – are also affected.
It is not yet clear how long the situation would continue, but the NBC is trying its utmost best to restore all affected services with minimum downtime, noted Platt.