Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced that the digital TV switch system (moving from analogue to digital terrestrial television) will be ready soon and migration will start in the middle of 2020.
The Minister announced this as she was updating stakeholders on the digital terrestrial television (DTT) system. She said, “The Headend at Kanda and the 42 transmission sites nationwide have been completed and all connected to the National Electricity Grid”
Min. Owusu-Ekuful added that “No group of stakeholders is more important than others and the input provided by the majority would be considered”. Assuring the stakeholders of the system, she said the digital TV switch policy will provide an effective and efficient collection of TV license through the use of technology.
For the consumers of the television services, the Minister said new Set Top Boxes (STBs), which are compatible with the NCA’s new standards would have to be acquired for the migration.