Ghana To Migrate From Analogue To Digital Broadcasting In June 2020 –Govt Minister

30 January 2020

Technology & Convergence

Ghana’s government has confirmed that the country’s broadcast sector will switch-over from analogue to digital broadcasting in June this year.

The nation’s Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful disclosed this information after a meeting that was attended by the ministry and leading industry stakeholders.

She explained that the purpose of the meeting was to update all stakeholders on the current status of the digital migration project and get their inputs, stressing that the government would also ensure the active participation of the stakeholders in the digital migration process as their input was vital for its success.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful reported that the switch-over process was nearing completion, and the Digital Switch Over (DSO) would begin from the middle of this year.

She added that a coverage measurement on the signal quality of DTT network infrastructure showed a population coverage of close to 90 percent with broadcasting signals.

The Minister said that the Central Digital Transmission Company (CDTC) would facilitate the interaction between the platform operator and broadcasters, stressing that the mandate of the CDTC would be to operate and manage the infrastructure which would offer crucial transmission services to broadcasters and not to control content provided by the broadcasters (e.g. Channels) to be transmitted.

Source: Pulse