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NCA to shut down 49 television stations

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has embarked on an exercise to shut down 49 television stations for operating without authorization.

According to the regulator, this forms part of a continuous monitoring exercise conducted on various Satellite Free-to-Air Television platforms using the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Radio Spectrum Monitoring System.

The monitoring revealed that some channels were operating without valid   Authorisations, 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’

READ MORE  Newspaper Headlines: Monday, November 30, 2020

 

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