NCA to shut down 49 illegal TV Stations

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:

List of Satellite Television Channels Found to be in Default

1Dove TVSophia Ocansey Dba Dove Television
2NTVNorth Television Ltd
3Thunder TV (Agradaa)Thunder TV Ltd
4Power TVPrime Power Multimedia Ltd
5Maranatha TVAfodai Multimedia
6MTAAl Shirkatul Islamyyah Ltd
7Chief TVChief Television Network
8Kiss TV (satellite)TV2 Networks
9Sagani TVMr Alhaji Razak Idrissu D.B.A
10Ogyaba TVEmmanuel Boakye
11Nazareth TVVicthun Hogcoan Multimedia
12CACI TVCACI Television Limited
13Ahotosour TVPrince Ohene Zodek Dba Ahotosour TV
14BOC TVBOC Multimedia Broadcasting Ltd
15OK TVOK TV Limited
16Cash TV (satellite)TV2 Networks
17Lion TVTV2 Network Limited
18Akwasi Awuah TVAkwasi Awuah TV
19Eno TVMefri Ghana Limited
20Apple TVApple Inpak Media Company Limited
21SBN TVShalom Broadcasting Network Limited
22Agya Kofabae TVAgya Kofabae Television Limited
23Next TVNext TV Ghana Limited
24Face TV (Aflao TV)The Business Plus Ghana Co. Limited
25Paradise TVVimens Multimedia Co Ltd
26SBN InternationalSBN International
27Adzipa TVBeam Impact Multimedia
28Ice1 TVThunder Television Limited
29Ezra TVEzra Communications Limited
30Truth TVHeritage Christian College Media Center
31Royal Star TVFelicia Larbi Dba Royal Star Movie Production
32Virgin TVGuankobeakro Prayer Ministry
33Days TVDamfo Adu Construction Limited
34Serwaa TVSerwaa Memorial Television Services Ltd
35Iron TVIron Television Limited
36JA1 TVJA1 TV Limited
37Abapa TVGoaso Television Services Limited
38Asempa TVZakari Salifu Dba Zakari Enterprise
39BTVBempah TV Limited
40Kwaku Bonsam TVKofi O Kofi
41Asomdwie TVAsomdwie Television
42TV MagicGyamfi’s Akasanoma One Media Limited
43Channel 45365 Frontier Management Limited
44Perfect TVBejoma Pharmacy
45Anima TVKK Travel Consult Limited
46Obour TV Now Elijah TV PlusObuor Multimedia
47TV UniverseMr. Evans Kumi Wadewor Dba Innovative Technics Of Creativity Productions
48Apinto TV / Time TVApinto Media Limited
49Obour TV PlusHouse Of Power Multimedia
List of channels to be closed down

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.

Source: Modern Ghana

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