Ghanaians abroad are keen to stay in touch with social and political affairs back home. Some relatively comfortable Ghanaians within Ghana live outside the urban areas, deep in the rural parts. Friends of Ghana living in nearby countries who are interested in following news and entertainment from Ghana. These three groups of people are not covered by terrestrial TV signals from the transmitters of the local free-to-air TV stations in Ghana. Over the years, the main free-to-air TV stations in Ghana have extended their signals to most parts of the ten administrative regions of Ghana, many are still left out. Satellite was the next logical step.
The TV stations went on satellite for two main reasons, I believe:
Find below a list of the Ghanaian TV stations available on satellite:
GTV (Ghana TV) is the national public broadcaster, run by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. It lays claim to covering 98% of Ghana’s airwaves. By law it is compelled to reach every nook and cranny of Ghana.
GTV is presently available on 3 satellites:
courtesy of, GTV is occasionally available on this service. As Multi TV is still a new service, they reshuffle their channels quite frequently. Multi TV is presently hot in Ghana since subscription is free-of-charge. To get on board, simply contact the nearest Multi TV authorised installer. Read my for detailed information.
A partnership between the government of Ghana and a private entity, Metro TV (Metropolitan Television) was the first Ghanaian TV station to go on satellite, a few years ago and has since been followed by many others.
Metro TV is available on 2 satellites:
NEW DMS JSC321S FTA Free to Air Ku STANDARD SINGLE LNBF T5 AMC4 11.7 12.2 GHZ
KU BAND LNB QUAD LINEAR FTA FREE TO AIR SATELLITE LNBF
HD DVB-S2 Satellite Receiver FTA Free-to-Air DVB-S2/DVB-S PVR Ready
Speakers (ONE AUDIO)
HD Antenna Indoor and Outdoor With Amplifier for Over The Air HDTV Broadcast Waterproof UV Resistant Watch HDTV Without Cable Box or Satellite 50 Mile Range UHF and VHF Frequency 10 Ft Coax Cable
Avenger Universal Ku Band Dual LNBF KSC322-2 9750 0.2dB Noise
Speakers (DMS International)