GOtv Ghana Limited, on Friday February 22nd 2013, organized a VIP launch and an inspection of its DTT transmission Facility for key stakeholders in the telecommunication industry and members of the media.
The event, held at the Atomic Hills transmission site of GOtv Ghana Limited was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Communication, National Communications Authority, National Media Commission and free to air television broadcasters.
The Business Manager of GOtv Ghana Limited, Mr. Kingsley Afful, stated that “With DVB T2 technology, GOtv subscribers will save themselves the time and expense of migrating twice once some of the older T1 technology decoders in the market are eventually phased out. This also implies that with the DVB T2 technology, GOtv subscribers are set to enjoy future channel expansions without having to buy another decoder.
GOtv is the only pay television service that is providing a broad range of content cutting across news, current affairs, general entertainment, kiddies, documentary, music, sports and a host of other household channels that Ghanaians love to watch – it is the home of African television – made in Africa for Africa”.
The Guest of Honor, the Director of Research, Statistics and Information Management at the Ministry of Communications, Mrs. Patricia Dovi Sampson, represented the Minister of Communication, Dr, Omane Boamah. In her speech, she outlined the ministry’s policy on Digital Migration and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
“The ministry is committed to its core responsibility of formulating policies aimed at the development of reliable and cost effective information technology infrastructure to enhance economic competitiveness. At the moment, Ghana is in the process of planning and implementing the migration from analogue to digital to allow for an Electronic Programme Guide, data and interactivity”, she stated.
Giving the vote of thanks, the Managing Director of GOtv Ghana Limited, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills lauded the efforts by all stakeholders in the Digital Migration roadmap including the Ministry of Communication, National Communications Authority, National Media Commission and the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association. Mr. Sunkwa-Mills emphasized that the launch of GOtv, Ghana’s first DVB T2 Pay TV service puts Ghana at the forefront of deploying the latest terrestrial technology.