Ghana: Historic TV Production for Ghana 2008


Over four billion football fans across the globe are expected to watch the Ghana 2008 African Cup of Nations live on television. To ensure that the facility works to perfection, personnel from the various television stations in Ghana are scheduled to visit France to acquire more insight on some of the latest television innovations at the Local Organizing Committee's expense.

Magnus Rex Danquah, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) told GNA Sports that his outfit was working in partnership with French Marketing and Media giants, Sportfive to guarantee the best television production for the competition that laces Africa's best 16 together.

The three-week continental showpiece will have between 12-18 cameras per game in an effort of providing viewers with the best coverage for the event which spans January 20 - February 10, 2008. The Operating Officer said the number of cameras is the highest ever in the history of the competition and puts the event on the same pedestal as the UEFA Champions League and the quadrennial FIFA World Cup. The move is among the LOC's desire to set new benchmarks and raise the bar of excellence for the continent's biggest football party. About a million visitors are expected in Ghana to watch the competition envisaged as the best to come.

(Accra Mail (Accra), 21 November 2007)