Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

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Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)
Government-owned corporation, public broadcasting
Industry Broadcasting
Founded 1 January 1954 (1954-01-01)
Headquarters Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Area served
Worldwide
Owner Government of Ghana
Website gbcghana.com/

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) is the public broadcaster in Ghana. It is funded by broadcasting television commercials and the levying of a television licence, costing 3 cedis (about 0.29).[1]

History[edit]

The broadcasting service was originally known as the Gold Coast Broadcasting System, introduced on 31 July 1935 by the colonial Governor, Sir Arnold Hodson,[2] before it was renamed to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation upon the country's independence in 1957. Throughout its history it has been independent of the government's Information Services Department.[3]

Television and radio stations[edit]

GBC operates one television station, GTV, which is broadcast to the whole of Ghana via satellite. Additionally, GBC operates two national and 10 regional radio stations, which are located in the ten regions of Ghana. Uniiq FM, for example, is in Accra.

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPs Fail To Pay TV license?" Ghana Today, 13 July 2006.
  2. ^ "About Ghana Broadcasting Corporation", official website.
  3. ^ Wells, Alan (1997), World Broadcasting: A Comparative View, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 162. ISBN 978-1-56750-246-6.