A six-member Zambian delegation led by the Zambian Deputy Minister for Information and Broadcasting Services, Mr Mwansa Kapeya on Thursday 16 May 2013 were hosted by Multichoice Ghana to a lunch and a visit to the Atomic Hill Digital Terrestrial Transmission site of GOtv Ghana Limited.
Briefing the group on GOtv’s operations, the Managing Director of GOtv Ghana Limited, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills highlighted the uniqueness of GOtv and its impact on Ghana’s migration of all transmissions from analogue to digital.
“GOtv is the only pay television service provider in the country that uses the Digital Video Broadcast standard technology (DVB T2) which is the most advanced technology standard available in the market worldwide. GOtv is a perfect example of plug and play technology at its best, with your decoder and antenna, you can set up the device yourself.
The GOtv service was specially created to make available an affordable digital television product for all. When people think of digital television they immediately imagine it has to be expensive, this is not the case with GOtv, which offers great family entertainment at affordable prices”, according to him.
On behalf of the Zambian delegation, Mr Kapeya expressed their appreciation to GOtv Ghana Limited, the Ministry of Information and Media Relations plus other stakeholders in the digital migration process for giving them an insight into Ghana’s migration process.
The Zambian delegation, made up of regulators and journalists is in the country to learn about Ghana’s progress in migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting as the June 2015 deadline by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on member countries approaches.
The delegation had previously paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mr. Mahama Ayariga and visited other institutions including the National Communications Authority, National Media Commission and National Film and Television Institution (NAFTI).