The Ministry of Communications under the leadership of Mrs. Ursula Owusu has written a letter to the Ghana Broadcasting cooperation asking the state owned broadcaster to reduce the number of National Digital terrestrial Television network from six (6) to three (3) channels.
According to the letter dated 26th June, 2020 the minister of Communications explained that, the reason for asking the Ghana Broadcasting cooperation to reduce the number of channels they operate is to ensure that there is redundancy on the National DTT platform which is currently at full capacity as planned future expansion of capacity on the network has been delayed due to the current pendemic and the uncertainties generated in global supply chains, you will be allocated additional channels.
According to the letter, the state owned broadcaster has sixty (60) days upon receipt of the letter to consolidate it’s programming in line with the directive from the ministry.
BELOW IS THE LETTER FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY TO GBC
The Ghana Broadcasting cooperation operates six television stations namely; GTV, GTV Sports Plus, GBC 24, GTV life, GTV Govern, and Obonu Tv.