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NCA To Shut Down 49 Television Stations

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has embarked on an exercise to shut down 49 television stations for operating without authorization.

According to the regulator, 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.

The  monitoring revealed   that some         channels  were operating          without valid   Authorisations,        contrary   toSection 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’

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,” the NCA’s statement said

Source: 3news.com

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