Ghana to switch from analogue to DTT in June 2020

The government of Ghana has confirmed that the country’s broadcasting sector will migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting in June this year. The country’s communications minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, released the information after a meeting attended by the ministry and key industry players.

She explained that the purpose of the meeting was to update all stakeholders on the current state of the digital migration project and obtain their contributions, stressing that the government would also ensure the active participation of stakeholders in the process. digital migration because their contribution was vital. for its success.

Owusu-Ekuful said the switchover process was almost complete and that the digital switchover (DSO) would start from the middle of this year. It added that a measurement of the coverage on the signal quality of the infrastructure of the DTT network showed a coverage of the population of nearly 90% with the broadcasting signals.

The Minister said that the Central Digital Transmission Company (CDTC) would facilitate interaction between the platform operator and broadcasters, stressing that the CDTC’s mandate would be to operate and manage the infrastructure that would provide transmission services crucial to broadcasters and not to control the content provided by broadcasters (eg channels) to be transmitted.