Rebecca Hawkes | 06-08-2013
14 television stations and a host of radio networks have been off air while the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation's mast in Kololo is upgraded to support the migration to digital TV.
"UBC in partnership with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is in the final stages of implementing the digital terrestrial television (DTT) project for greater Kampala. We have reached the time of replacement of the antenna system to meet DTT requirements and this necessitates switching off all services to enable rigging work to complete the installations within the shortest possible time," explained Paul Kihika, acting managing director, UBC.
The TV stations affected comprise: Bukedde, Urban, CCTV, CRI, Citizen, East Africa TV, NTV, ITV, LTV, Miracle, Top, WBS, NBS and Record, as they all use the UBC mast, reports The New Vision.
"People have been complaining that Uganda is behind technology, now we are moving forward with the world. We need cooperation from the public," Godfrey Mutabazi, executive director, UCC, was quoted as saying.
The technical works were scheduled to be completed by Monday 5 August.