Ghanaian TV channels’ inability to show the Qatar 2022 World Cup matches on live feed satellite has been let out.
Football lovers in Ghana are in dilemma about their country’s Television stations not showing the ongoing World Cup held in Qatar.
There are regulations that bind every association or organisation hence, same applies to Football.
Per FIFA’s regulations, all Ghanaian TV channels who acquired the free to air (FTA) rights to show the world cups matches live, like TV3, Joy Prime among others have been asked to block the live feed on satellite.
The reason is that, satellite goes beyond Ghana, and the FTA TV rights were acquired only for the Ghanaian homes.
The statement above means, in Ghana, you can only watch the World Cup matches on FTA channels through the terrestrial platform (antenna) /or on a satellite platform that is encrypted.
In watching via encrypted satellite platform, then FIFA can (their only way) be assure that the matches will not be used outside Ghana.
For people who are watching the live matches, this is why GTV Sports+ HD, JoyPrime HD and other Tv stations are showing the live matches on HD+ even though the channels are scrambled on their SD channels on the satellite (MultiTV).
The same applies to any other FTA satellite hosting these channels like Intelsat, Arabsat, Eutelsat, among others.