NCA lists 49 “illegal operating tv stations” to be closing down soon-list

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

The NCA in a press release said the move 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 that, ‘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 authorization by the Authority’,” the release said.

“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”.

Already two stations; Thunder TV and Ice1 TV have been affected by the exercise.

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National Communications Authority

Press Release

NCA SHUTTING DOWN 49 ILLEGALLY OPERATING TV STATIONS

Accra, 21st April, 2021: The National Communications Authority (NCA) has embarked on an exercise to shut down 49 Television (TV) stations for operating without Authorisations.

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 that, ‘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 who have been identified to be in violations and are due to be shut down:

Table 1- List of Satellite Television Channels Found to be in Default

 

  No. Broadcast Channel Operator/Company
No. Broadcast Channel Operator/Company
14 BOC TV BOC Multimedia Broadcasting Ltd
1 Dove TV Sophia Ocansey Dba Dove Television
15 OK TV OK TV Limited
2 NTV North Television Ltd
16 Cash TV (satellite) TV2 Networks
17 Lion TV TV2 Network Limited
3 Thunder TV (Agradaa) Thunder TV Ltd
4 Power TV Prime Power Multimedia Ltd
18 Akwasi Awuah TV Akwasi Awuah TV
19 Eno TV Mefri Ghana Limited
5 Maranatha TV Afodai Multimedia
20 Apple TV Apple Inpak Media Company Limited
6 MTA Al Shirkatul Islamyyah Ltd
21 SBN TV Shalom

Broadcasting Network Limited

7 Chief TV Chief Television Network
8 Kiss TV (satellite) TV2 Networks
22 Agya Kofabae TV Agya Kofabae Television Limited
9 Sagani TV Mr Alhaji Razak Idrissu D.B.A
23 Next TV Next TV Ghana Limited
10 Ogyaba TV Emmanuel Boakye
11 Nazareth TV Victhun Hogcoan Multimedia
24 Face TV (Aflao TV) The Business Plus Ghana Co. Limited
12 CACI TV CACI Television Limited
25 Paradise TV Vimens Multimedia Co Ltd
13 Ahotosour TV Prince Ohene Zodek Dba Ahotosour TV
26 SBN International SBN International
27 Adzipa TV Beam Impact Multimedia
 

 

No. Broadcast Channel Operator/Company No. Broadcast Channel Operator/Company
28 Ice1 TV Thunder Television Limited 39 BTV Bempah TV Limited
40 Kwaku Bonsam TV Kofi O Kofi
29 Ezra TV Ezra

Communications Limited

41 Asomdwie TV Asomdwie Television
42 TV Magic Gyamfi’s Akasanoma One Media Limited
30 Truth TV Heritage Christian College Media Center
43 Channel 45 365 Frontier Management Limited
31 Royal Star TV Felicia Larbi Dba Royal Star Movie Production
44 Perfect TV Bejoma Pharmacy
32 Virgin TV Guankobeakro Prayer Ministry
45 Anima TV KK Travel Consult Limited
33 Days TV Damfo Adu Construction

Limited

46 Obour TV Now Elijah TV Plus Obuor Multimedia
47 TV Universe Mr. Evans Kumi Wadewor Dba Innovative Technics Of Creativity Productions
34 Serwaa TV Serwaa Memorial

Television Services Ltd

35 Iron TV Iron Television Limited
48 Apinto TV / Time TV Apinto Media

Limited

36 JA1 TV JA1 TV Limited
37 Abapa TV Goaso Television

Services Limited

49 Obour TV Plus House Of Power Multimedia
38 Asempa TV Zakari Salifu Dba

Zakari Enterprise

 

 

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.

 

 

Issued by the National Communications Authority:

No. 6 Airport City, Accra

Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3.

E-mail: info@nca.org.gh Date –21st April, 2021

 

About NCA

The National Communications Authority (NCA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 524 in December 1996, which has been repealed and replaced by the National Communications Authority Act, 2008 (Act 769). The Authority is the statutory body mandated to license and to regulate electronic communication activities and services in the country.

 

 

 

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