Ghanaian government inaugurates DTT management board

Regulation & Policy

The Ghanaian government has inaugurated a seven-member management board for the deployment of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) by mid-2016. The Ministry of Communication said the board is made up of stakeholder representatives from the National Media Commission (NMC), the National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Parliamentary Select Committee on Communications, Ministry of Communications and a consumer with two ex-officio members from K-Net and an Independent engineer.

As members of the DTT board, they have been tasked to ensure that the DTT infrastructure is managed efficiently and effectively with service available at all times, work closely with the operators of the platform to ensure it is maintained and available in all households across the country. The board has also been mandated to work with statutory bodies to address issues of authorisation, contributions, transmission and spectrum management, to act as an arbiter in disputes between all users of the platform as well as make input into policies.

Source: Telecompaper 15 October 2015