UCC to Free new TV stations
The Uganda Communications Commission has announced a move away from licensing new television stations to licensing television content developers.
Speaking at the ICT sector review meeting on Tuesday, Mr Patrick Mwesigwa, the deputy director UCC, said the commission has abolished issuing licences because with digital migration, one no longer requires to set up private masts for television signals but just needs a studio to generate the content which is sent to Signet which allocates the channel for it to be aired out.
In June, Uganda joined the rest of the world and switched television broadcasting from analogue to digital broadcasting.
However, Mr Mwesigwa much as Uganda beat the global deadline, the commission is now grappling with generation of local content for television programming because of few developers.