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Ghana gets free Star TV

December 20, 2018

By Chris Forrester

Some 587,000 Ghanaians are now benefitting from free-to-air digital TV signals in the country.

Ghana’s Communications Minister, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has revealed that about 587,000 villagers are receiving the StarTimes-backed DTT platform in Ghana. The ‘300 village satellite TV project’ was launched in September of this year, and guarantees free viewing for 6 months.

The digital signals are being distributed through about 885 relay stations.

In addition, the Minister revealed that young people have been provided with adequate training in order to be able to maintain the devices and equipment, saying “The cost of all these training was part of the agreement we signed with the Chinese and so nobody is going to bear the cost involved.”

The agreement was signed between the Ghana government and StarTimes Group in 2012 worth $95 million.

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