Ghana’s broadcast station owners and operators must begin the process of reducing the menace of unsanctioned television content in the country, says the Satellite Channels Operators Association of Ghana (SCOAG).
The SCOAG – the umbrella association that looks after satellite broadcasters in Ghana – says it has observed how most television channels have moved away from the tenet broadcasting and resorted to the broadcast of what SCOAG deemed “illegitimate contents.”
In a statement, the association said, “As a human institution, we cannot say we are without flaws and have performed adequately to the admiration of all stakeholders involved in the effective control of the industry and the public of whom we are much concerned about.
“The association has established a task force with the mandate of examining contents on the satellite space to ensure the public is offered safe contents for all ages,” the statement read.
Furthermore, the SCOAG has asked its members to put a definite end to the broadcast of television content that is “characterised by dishonest/misleading statements.”
As a result, the association has advised all members to stop the sale of airtime to content owners whose programs include the display of money with immediate effect.
The association has reached a consensus with its service providers to suspend the transmission of any channel that contravenes its directive in order to sanitise the media space with a punitive measure.
The Satellite Channels Operators Association of Ghana has thus directed that the broadcast of fetish content depicting grisly images should be “halted” immediately.