NCA to shut down 49 illegal Television stations


The National Communications Authority (NCA) has commenced processes 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,” statement from the NCA 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.

The exercise was done in conjunction with the Ghana Police Service and National Security
Intelligence Operatives.

Below is the list of TV Stations who have been identified to be in violations and are due to be shut down:

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