In Ghana, people with access to mobile TV channels may soon be paying royalties. This information was provided by Akuffo Annor-Ntow, General Manager of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). One can even speak of certainty since the interested party declared: “finally, the laws will apply to those who consume this content on mobile applications”.
For the Ghanaian regulator, the extension to mobile of the collection of audiovisual royalties is completely logical. “We do not pay for TV equipment. We pay for the content. “On the consumer side, this statement sparked a real outcry.
The idea of charging mobile viewers for royalties has been shaking the media in many countries for many years. France, for example, recently thought of it last November before giving it up.