The National Communications Authority (NCA) has commenced on shutting down 49 Television (TV) stations for working without authorizations.
In a press release by the NCA, they are planning on shutting down 49 illegally TV stations for working without authorization.
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 (RSMS).
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 broadcasting system or provide a broadcasting service without a frequency Authorization by the Authority’.
See the 49 stations in the list below;