GIBA to pay DTT hosting fee soon- Ursula Owusu

By Mutala Yakubu
Urusula Owusu-Ekuful
Urusula Owusu-Ekuful

Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has disclosed that private broadcasters which is fronted by the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) will soon pay fees for being hosted on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform.

Private broadcasters in the country for close to three years have been hosted on the existing DTT platform for free as part of a roadmap to switch the country from analogue broadcasting to DTT broadcasting.

The free hosting was meant to give a firm footing to indigenous private broadcasters who had already invested heavily in the process to migrate and transmit from analogue to digital, and to whip up the appeal for other private broadcasters to buy into the digital migration agenda.

The Communications Ministry is scheduled to meet GIBA and other important state and non-state stakeholders on Wednesday, September 29, 2018, to discuss a myriad of issues including the digital switchover roadmap, management of the DTT platform, the draft DTT policy among others.