Free-to-air coverage secured for World Cup in Ghana

Ghanaian public-service broadcaster GTV has agreed a deal for free-to-air rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

GTV will share the rights to the national team football tournament with fellow free-to-air broadcasters Metro TV and Kwese TV, which is operated by telco Econet Media. In March 2017, Econet was awarded free-to-air and pay-television rights to the 2018 World Cup across sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana.

“With this right, no other TV station in Ghana can broadcast the World Cup using the terrestrial platform except these three television stations named above,” Johnnie Aryeetey, director of GTV, said, according to the GhanaWeb website.

GTV is operated by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and Aryeetey said that for the first time, the World Cup will be broadcast on three of its fixed television channels, namely GTV, GTV Sports+ and Obonu TV, a channel that broadcasts in the GaDangme language.