NCA Shuts down 49 TV Stations operating without license

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has embarked on an exercise to shut down 49 Television (TV) stations for operating without Authorizations.

This forms part of a continuous monitoring exercise conducted on various Satellite Free-to-Air Television platforms using the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Radio Spectrum Monitoring System (RSMS).

The monitoring revealed that some channels were operating without valid Authorisations, contrary to Section 2(4) of the Electronic Communications Act 775 of 2008, which states: “Except as provided by this Act or any other law not inconsistent with this Act, a person shall not operate. a broadcasting system or provide a broadcasting service without a frequency authorisation by the Authority”.

As a result, forty-nine (49) channels have been identified to be operating without valid Authorisations from the Authority and is being shut down accordingly.

Below is the list of TV Stations that have been identified to be in violation and are due to be shut down:

1.Dove TV Sophia Ocansey Dba Dove Television

2.  NTV North Television Ltd

3. Thunder TV (Agradaa) Thunder TV Ltd

4.Power TV Prime Power Multimedia Ltd

5. Maranatha TV Afodai Multimedia

6.MTA Al Shirkatul Islamyyah Ltd

7. Chief TV Chief Television Network

8. Kiss TV (satellite) TV2 Networks

9. Sagani TV Mr Alhaji Razak Idrissu D.B.A

10. Ogyaba TV Emmanuel Boakye

11. Nazareth TV Victhun Hogcoan

12. CACI TV CACI Television Limited

13. Ahotosour TV Prince Ohene Zodek Dba Ahotosour TV

14. BOC TV BOC Multimedia Broadcasting Ltd

15. OK TV OK TV Limited

16. Cash TV (satellite) TV2 Networks

17. Lion TV TV2 Network Limited

18. Akwasi Awuah TV Akwasi Awuah TV
19. Eno TV Mefri Ghana Limited

20. Apple TV Apple Inpak Media Company Limited

21. SBN TV Shalom Broadcasting Network Limited

22. Agya Kofabae TV Agya Kofabae Television Limited

23. Next TV Next TV Ghana Limited

24. Face TV (Aflao TV) The Business Plus Ghana Co. Limited

25. Paradise TV Vimens Multimedia Co. Ltd

26. SBN International SBN International

27. Adzipa TV Beam Impact Multimedia2

28, Ice1 TV Thunder Television Limited

29, Ezra TV Ezra Communications Limited

30. Truth TV Heritage Christian College Media Center

31, Royal Star TV Felicia Larbi Dba Royal Star Movie Production

32.Virgin TV Guankobeakro Prayer Ministry

33. Days TV Damfo Adu Construction Limited

34. Serwaa TV Serwaa Memorial Television Services Ltd

35. Iron TV Iron Television Limited

36. JA1 TV JA1 TV Limited

37. Abapa TV Goaso Television Services Limited

38. Asempa TV Zakari Salifu Dba Zakari Enterprise

39. BTV Bempah TV Limited

40. Kwaku Bonsam TV Kofi O Kofi

41. Asomdwie TV Asomdwie Television

42. TV Magic Gyamfi’s Akasanoma One Media Limited

43. Channel 45 365 Frontier Management Limited

44. Perfect TV Bejoma Pharmacy

45 Anima TV KK Travel Consult Limited

46. Obour TV Now Elijah TV Plus Obuor Multimedia

47. TV Universe Mr. Evans Kumi Wadewor Dba Innovative Technics Of Creativity Productions

48. Apinto TV / Time TV Apinto Media Limited

49. Obour TV Plus House Of Power Multimedia

The exercise is being done in conjunction with the Ghana Police Service and National Security Intelligence Operatives. The NCA will continue monitoring to ensure that the use of spectrum is done in an efficient manner.

“We also take the opportunity to caution all Licence and Authorisation holders to ensure that their Licences and Authorisations are always up-to-date and in compliance with the stated terms and conditions”, according to a press release issued by the NCA.

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