The Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, recently met with stakeholders on the government’s plans regarding the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) migration project.

In a meeting with stakeholders, she states that the government was ensuring active participation of all players in the migration process

Mrs Owusu Ekuful met with representatives of the Ministry of Information, National Communications Authority (NCA), National Media Commission (NMC), Actors Guild, broadcasters on the national DTT platform, Film Producers Association of Ghana, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Ghana Independent Content Providers Association and the Ghana Institute of Engineers (GhIE).

She stated that the Digital Switch Over (DSO) was set to begin from the middle of 2020.

Participants were also informed that a coverage measurement on signal quality of the DTT network infrastructure showed a current population coverage of almost 90 per cent with broadcasting signals.

With the Digital Switch, citizens will be required to acquire new digital Set-Top Boxes (STBs) which are compatible with the NCA’s recently published standards.

The Minister debunked assertions that it was illegal for the NCA to publish the standards for the National DTT network or that the Ministry Of Communications (MoC) had doctored standards published by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA).


Source: Daily Graphic

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