List of Satellite Television Channel to be Shut down
The National Communications Authority, as of Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in a press released informing the general public of its management embarking on a nationwide exercise to shut down 49 illegal Television (TV) stations in the country.
National Communications Authority (NCA)
This forms part of a continuous monitoring exercise conducted on various Satellite Free-to-Air Television platforms using the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and Radio Spectrum Monitoring System (RSMS). The monitoring revealed that some channels were operating without valid Authorization 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 broadcasting system or provide a broadcasting service without a frequency authorization by the Authority”
As a result, forty-nine (49) Stations that have been identified to be in violations are due to be shut down.