The migration was intended to conform to the National Communication Authorities’ directive for all television networks in country to move from analogue to digital by the year 2014.
Ghana signed the Geneva 2006 (GE06) Agreement establishing the Digital Terrestrial (DTT) Broadcasting plan in the bands at the Regional Radio Communications Conference (RRC-06).
The agreement set June 17, 2015 as the deadline for the cessation of international protection for analogue broadcasting transmissions in the said bands.
The migration from analogue to digital television broadcasting is expected to have an impact on almost every citizen of this country, considering the pervasiveness of television access and the reliance of the populace on TV for information dissemination, education and entertainment.
Compared with terrestrial analogue television, DTT offers an improved spectrum efficiency which can be used to provide a variety of new services that include mobility, interactivity, high-definition TV, enhanced video and audio quality as well as increased programme choice.
Addressing the gathering at a launch in Accra, the Board Chairman of TV3 Network Limited, Nene Drolor Adametey I, lauded the staff of the company for their contribution towards the migration from analogue to digital.
He said the migration would help the company not only seek news but also give the best of news to its viewers as well as add value to the staff of the company.
He recalled in 2010, the company was under a new management whose core mandate was to offer the best programme to viewers and uplift the dignity of Ghanaians by way of providing quality and informative programmes.
“I am happy that we are able to achieve this target and we are going to do more to move the network to the next level,” he said.
Nene Adametey , however, urged the staff of the organisation to work hard in order to make the company the best in Africa and the world at large.
The Chief Executive Officer of TV3 Network Limited, Dr Kwaku Ofosu-Asare, in his remarks said the new digital transmission would offer the organisation the opportunity to broadcast more channels.
“We intend to give more to our viewers by adding value to their interest because they are the most valuable assets that we have,” he added.
He appealed to the staff to build a culture of maintenance and ensure that the equipments were well maintained at all times.
The Acting Director of Operations, Mr Augustus Bamfo Dickson said the new equipments included a digital production facility, post production editing facility, a out broadcasting equipment, new digital cameras, high speed server systems among others to provide efficiency and quality service to its clients.