UCC halts pay TV licensing structure, to release new one in a week
3 May 2018
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has halted the implementation of the new licensing regime for pay TV service providers, promising to release a revised one within a week.
The new licensing regime, which had come into force on January 1 had increased pay TV licensing from Shs22m to Shs550m per annum.
Speaking in a joint media briefing between UCC and pay TV providers yesterday, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC executive director, said an emergency meeting had resolved to halt the current licensing regime and would come out with a new in a week’s time.
“We have been discussing these issues and we have agreed that all pending issues be resolved. We believe that within a week or so, we shall have a clear document detailing what the new licensing structure will look like,” he said.