Accra in Ghana to migrate to digital TV in March 2016

Accra and the neighboring cities will be the first to experience digital TV broadcasting in March 2016 and the service will be extended to the rest of the country by the end of the year. According to the National Communications Authority (NCA), after several missed deadlines, Ghana is ready for its migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.

The director general of the NCA, William Tevie, the challenges with the company awarded the contract had contributed to the delay.

“The digital migration was supposed to have happened in June last year, but we had an issue with one of the companies we selected to help with the migration… they couldn’t get the funding to do the work, so we had to do the process all over again,” he said.

“We chose a local Ghanaian company called K-NET and they have been given March 2016 to do the first (migration), so we are looking up to March 2016 for the first station to go online,” he added.

Mr Tevie revealed that some percentage of the country, especially within Accra and its surrounding cities, should be ready for migration after March while the whole country would be ready by the end of 2016.