Ghana: Viasat - 1 TV Network to Start Operations in Ghana


Viasat Broadcasting G Limited an international Entertainment Broadcasting Group is to begin operating in Ghana by the end of the year. Rune Skogeng Chief Executive Officer of the company disclosed this in Accra on Tuesday when management of the company paid a courtesy call on the National Executive of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).

Skogeng said his company would combine both African and international programmes to reach all its audience, especially those between the ages of 15-49 and added that Ghana is its first station in Africa because of the country’s political stability.

Viasat Broadcasting G Ltd is part of the International Entertainment Broadcasting Group, Modern Times Group MTG AB which is the largest free -TV and satellite premium Pay-TV operator in Scandinavia and the Baltics.

It also operates free TV channels in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and the Balkans and a DTH platform in the Ukraine as well as pay-TV channels in a total of 24 European Countries. MTG is also the major shareholder in Russia's largest independent television broadcaster CTC Media and MTG's TV assets which reaches over 100million people daily.

Public Agenda (Accra) 21 November 2008