UCC takes back broadcast licence of ABS TV in Uganda


The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended the broadcast licence of ABS TV for repeatedly breaching the minimum broadcasting standards. The suspension of the TV licence followed several warnings the commission had given to the broadcaster to review their programmes’ content. 

The Executive Director of UCC, Godfery Mutabazi noted that it was not the first time ABS TV was being rebuked for such offences and that back in 2016, the station was fined for broadcasting offensive programmes. 

“In spite of the several warnings and attempts to give management of ABS television time to review its programmes and avoid further broadcast of offensive programmes, the station has continued to act contrary to the minimum broadcasting standards,” Mutabazi indicated.