Tag Archives: Ghana

Ghana launches awareness campaign for DTT migration

Ghanas Digital Broadcasting Migration Committee along with Ministry of Communication has launched a new awareness programme to popularise digital TV in the country. The West African country recently signed a USD82.3 million contract for digital terrestrial transmission with K-Net. Under the contract, K-Net will be responsible for completing the network in 12 months. The company [...]

StarTimes begins arbitration proceedings against Ghana at International Commercial Court

StarTimes has begun arbitration process at the International Commercial Court against the Ghanaian government over its DTT contract termination. The China-based Pay TV provider has alleged that Ghana cancelled its digital terrestrial Tv contract without following due procedure.  The agreement between the government and StarTimes was terminated on 14 January, 2015. The operator has tried [...]

Ghana signs DTT contract with K-Net

Ghana has given the digital terrestrial television (DTT) migration contract to the home-grown company, K-Net. The DTT contract, which is for USD 82.4 million, is about USD 13 million cheaper than the price quoted by China-based Company, StarTimes. Earlier this week, StarTimes said that it will be suing the Ghanaian government over contract termination. Ghanas [...]

Ghana sanctioned 54 television operators in Q1

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has authorised 54 television operators in the first quarter this year. This includes 21 analogue terrestrial television operators, fifteen free-to-air satellite TV single channel operators, six satellite pay-TV direct-to-home bouquet operators, four digital terrestrial pay-TV operators, one digital terrestrial payTV operator and one digital cable TV operator. Out of these, [...]

Payment of TV license fee to begin this year in Ghana

Ghana plans to enforce the collection of TV licence fees by the end of this year. The TV license fees will be equitably distributed among the state Broadcaster, GBC, the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), National Media Commission and other partners, said Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, Ghana. The Director General of GBC, Albert Don-Chebe [...]

Multichoice Ghana, Paymenex partner for payment facility

MultiChoice Ghana has partnered up with Paymenex to provide electronic payment channel and aggregator gateway for the payment of DStv and GOtv subscriptions, and for BoxOffice rentals. The partnership provides a multi-channel payment facility for consumers and businesses to pay for all the packages offered by Multichoice Ghana. Self-service real-time payment options will be available [...]

Ghana terminates StarTimes’ digital migration contract

Ghanas Ministry of Communications has terminated its contract with Chinese firm, Star Times, for the supply and installation of the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network platform in the country. The decision was taken due to the failure of the company to secure the necessary funding from the China Exim Bank to execute the project. It is [...]

iROKOtv join hands with Vodafone Ghana

Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company, iROKOtv has signed a content deal with Vodafone Ghana to provide its content to the operators subscribers for GHS 20 (USD 6) per month. iROKOtv has also partnered Tigo Rwanda to provide free video entertainment to the operators 4G/LTE subscribers. iROKOtv, which started three years ago as a Nollywood content aggregator [...]

Ghana gets Chinese boost for digital migration

Ghana has entered an agreement with the Chinese government to avail loan facility in order to meet the countrys national digital terrestrial transmission project. According to reports, the government of Ghana, through the ministry of communication, is now expected to countersign the loan agreement and submit it to parliament for ratification. Ghanas digital terrestrial transmission [...]

MultiChoice tries to rope in Ghanaian film content

Multichoice Ghana and M-Net (West) recently organised a meeting with Ghanaian film and television industry in a bid to increase Ghanaian content offering on the Africa Magic channels. “We organised this meeting to not just explore how to increase the availability of Ghanaian entertainment content on our DStv and GOtv platforms, but to also gain [...]