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Metro TV ready for Digital Migration

From Daily Guide, Ghana
Talal Fattal -CEO of Metro TV
Talal Fattal -CEO of Metro TV

The Chief Executive of Metro TV, Alhaji Talal Fattal, has indicated that his outfit has braced itself for the digital migration come June 17 this year.

“We are ready for the digital take over, we are currently broadcasting in 20 cities, doubled our efforts in Accra and Kumasi.

“Besides the over ¢30m investment in state-of-the-art equipment and studio work, we have also invested in top-notch human resource,” Alhaji Fattal said at the official inauguration of the new Metro TV studios at its Labone headquarters recently.

According to the Metro TV boss, the digital migration would offer viewers more channel options, would be on satellites all over Europe, Middle East and North America.

Notwithstanding the migration, Metro TV would offer its viewers with analogue TVs a one year grace period.

The new Metro TV studio boasts of a high profile master control room (MCR), video transmission room (VTR), a tri-caster which provides more backgrounds, new make-up room, green and the main studio.

Board Chairman of Metro TV, Richard Kwame Asante, said, “Metro TV is indeed poised to give competitors run for their monies, it’s a good innovation but I will advise that you maintain the equipment regularly and create good content.”

Major Albert B. Don-Chebe (Rtd), Director General at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), a board member at Metro TV also said the inauguration was a clear testament of its quest to embrace the digital migration.

Among the top-notch presenters in the Labone-based TV stations fold are Joselyn Dumas, Anita Erskine, among others.


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