In an apparent victory by the Ghana Independent Broadcaster Association (GIBA), the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has ruled out the Communications Ministry’s proposed conditional access for free-to-air television in the country.

The Authority has subsequently published a revised standard that is in line with the 1992 Constitution.

Early in the year, GIBA has pushed back on the Ministry Of Communications’ proposal for consumers to pay for free to air digital channels.

The association had argued that the attempt by the Ministry to place a conditional access system on free-to-air Digital Terrestrial Television and Direct-To-Home receivers, was against the licensing conditions of free-to-air TV operators, counterproductive to their business and also threatens to shortchange greater majority of Ghanaians.

Source: GhanaWeb

Joseph-Albert Kuuire
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