Court dismisses injunction suspending digital migration

LawThe Accra High Court has dismissed an interlocutory injunction filed by StarTimes DTV Ghana Limited,  to prevent the  implementation of the Digital Terrestrial Television by the Ministry of Communications.

The dismissal has paved the way for the Ministry to carry on with the Ghana Digital Terrestrial Television Project (DTT).

A statement issued by the Ministry and signed by Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, the Minister for Communications, said  the court’s ruling has removed “a major stumbling block” to the digital migration process.

The injunction was filed StarTimes on February 3, following the Ministry’s termination of its contract with the Chinese company, to facilitate the switch to digital terrestrial television by supplying and installing the digital terrestrial network platform.

Following the abrogation of its contract with StarTimes, the Ministry of Communications expressed interest in securing a new vendor through the January 29 issue of the Daily Graphic which was met with response by 17 local and international companies.

The process was suspended due to the interlocutory injunction by StarTimes Limited.

The Ministry has said that it would now carry on with the “uninhibited implementation” of the DTT with stakeholders such as the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to meet the broadcasting aspirations of all Ghanaians.

Source: GNA

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