On Thursday, October 24, 2013, GOtv Ghana Limited hosted regulators, stakeholders and members of the media at a tour of its Digital Terrestrial Transmission site located on the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation premises in Kumasi.
The tour sought to familiarize GOtv stakeholders with the roll out plans, technology and investment involved in the broadcast of DVB – T2 transmission, and was attended by the Assistant Kumasi Zonal Manager of the National Communications Authority, Mr. Gabriel Kwoffie, the Asokwahene, Nana Fe Bamoah II, Apagyahene, Nana Owusu Afriyie IV and Alhaji Omar Farouk Saeed, Sarkin Zongo Chief.
Other guests included the Regional Director of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Philip Baidoo, Ms. Lena Ampadu, Assistant Manager, Consumer & Corporate Affairs, National Communications Authority and the Airtel Kumasi Zonal Manager, Mr. Walter Tabi Debrah.
Speaking about the uniqueness of the GOtv service, the Business Manager of GOtv Ghana Limited, Mr. Kingsley Afful said “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. Some of the most exciting African and International channel available to GOtv subscribers include 4 Africa Magic channels, Select Sport, Discovery World, Aljazeera, Disney Junior, Channel O, e.TV Africa, Blackbelt TV, VOX Africa, M-Net Movies Zone, Telemundo and One Gospel”.
The Guest of Honor for the event, Mr. Gabriel Kwoffie, the Assistant Kumasi Zonal Manager of the National Communications Authority, applauded GOtv Ghana Limited for adhering to the approved standard for Ghana’s switch over from analogue to digital transmission. “It is good to know GOtv is using theDigital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial, which is the most advanced technology standard available in the market worldwide. The National Communications Authority will soon be rolling out several initiatives to ensure all Ghanaians are adequately informed about details of the country’s switch over”, he said.
The GOtv service was launched in Ghana on 17th January n Accra and is currently is also available in Tema, Kumasi, Tamale and Sunyani. Plans are well underway to be rolled out to Takoradi, Cape Coast and Obuasi before the end of the year.
For more information about the GOtv service, kindly visit www.gotvafrica.com or call 0302740540.