Ghana to benefit from neighbours on DTT migration


The Business Manager for GOtv Kingsley Afful, has told Biztechafrica that the country stands a great chance of learning from other neighbouring African states for a smooth migration from analogue to the digital terrestrial television. According to him the DTT platform has been tested and proving to be efficient in its implementation. Ghana will by the end of 2014 switch from analogue broadcasting services to digital broadcasting ahead of an international deadline of June 17, 2015. As part of this development, GOtv, a subsidiary of Multichoice Ghana and the first operator in Ghana to launch a DVB-T2 digital pay TV service,has rolled out its GOtv services to the Northern Region using the latest generation Digital Video Broadcast standard - DVB-T2 at an affordable price

Afful said the move will to bring varieties and choices to their customers at a reduced price of their digibox and made it affordable for all to purchase.

In a statement copied to Biztechafrica, it noted that residents of Tamale can now enjoy quality digital entertainment as GOtv brings even more value to Ghanaian television lovers at the new offer price GHS110.

GOtv currently offers both the GOtv and GOtv Plus bouquets which are packed with exciting local and international channels designed to keep your family entertained with great news, movies, kids programming and sport.  In Ghana, GOtv now provides a range of options to select from which are affordable, accessible and relevant to all television lovers.  GOtv was launched on the latest DVB-T2 technology, which means there is no need to replace or upgrade your decoder – going with GOtv means you will be on the latest technology.

 The current single price offer of just GHS110 includes a GOtv decoder, GOtenna (outdoor antenna) and 1 month subscription to GOtv Plus. Once this GOtv Plus month is up, subscribers will then have the option of continuing with either of the pay television options GOtv or GOtv Plus.

 “We at GOtv are constantly innovating to ensure we continue to deliver the best possible digital television to the people of Ghana.  We come from a solid corporate background and family in which MultiChoice has a proud legacy of 20 years of providing the best digital television to Africa.  Thus, not only are we passionate about digital television, but we are passionate about Africa - which is why GOtv is the home of great channels - made in Africa for Africa.” said GOtv Ghana Director, Cecil Sunkwa-Mills