Uganda: New Pay TV Firm Opens

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Gateway TV Uganda (GTV), a subsidiary of Gateway Broadcasting Service of the UK, has started broadcasting on Ugandan airwaves. The new satellite-based pay TV, whose signal is currently being tested, will be officially launched next month.

Subscribers will be required to acquire a decoder, smartcard and a dish to access the numerous international channels as well as GTV's own channels created especially to satisfy local tastes.

GTV will compete with Multichoice Uganda, which has hitherto been enjoying a monopoly in the pay TV market in the country.

The Monitor Kampala, 7th May 2007