The National Communication Authority (NCA) is seeking public comments on its Draft Minimum Requirements for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receivers as part of the transitional process from analogue to free-to-air digital television technology regime in Ghana. A letter signed by NCA Director-General Paarock Essuman VanPercy said the transition would focus on television broadcasting services in the frequency bands 174–230 MHz and 470–862 MHz, adding that DTT would offer improved spectrum efficiency compared to analogue TV. “It also offers enhanced video and audio quality, interactivity, as well as increased programme choices,” he said.
The statement said the standards for DTT receivers such as set-top boxes, integrated digital television sets, and other, would ensure that, all DTT receivers sold on the Ghanaian market conformed to the minimum receiver standard. “The Authority shall upon publication of the minimum receiver standard, define a conformance regime and shall require all set-top boxes and integrated digital TV sets sold in Ghana to pass a conformance test to be certified.