Watch Live TV from Ghana
Television was introduced to Ghana in 1965 and was under State control. The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation held a monopoly on television broadcasting until 1994, following the 1992 constitution of the new democratically elected government. Part of the 1992 constitution established the National Media Commission which held the responsibility to promote and ensure the independence of the media.
Shortly after the 1966 coup of Nkrumah by the National Liberation Council (who held an even tighter State grip on the nation’s media), the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation announced a decree to, “broadcast programmes in the field of culture, education, information and entertainment, to reflect national progress and aspirations, and to broadcast in the main Ghanaian languages and in English.”