The National Communications Authority has revealed that it will be shutting down 49 Television stations for operating illegally. NDC made this announcement on Wednesday, April 22, 2021. “The monitoring revealed that some channels were operating without valid authorizations, 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 broadcast system or provide a broadcasting service without a frequency authorization by the authority,” NDC stated.
NDC further revealed that “the exercise is being done in conjunction with the Ghana Police Service and Nation Security Intelligence Operatives.” Some of the stations that will be shut down include Thunder TV, Ice1 TV, Cash TV, Lion TV, Kwaku Bonsam TV, Apple TV, Iron TV, Abapa TV, Serwaa TV, Face TV, NTV, Nazareth TV.
Besides, NDC also stated, “We also take the opportunity to caution all license and Authorization holders to ensure that their licenses and authorization are always up-to-date and in compliance with the stated terms and conditions.”