• Short Summary

    GHANA'S FIRST TELEVISION STATION, OPERATED BY THE GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, OFFICIALLY BEGAN OPERATIONS ON SATURDAY.THE?

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    GHANA'S FIRST TELEVISION STATION, OPERATED BY THE GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, OFFICIALLY BEGAN OPERATIONS ON SATURDAY.THE GHANA TELEVISION SERVICE WAS INAUGURATED BY PRESIDENT NKRUMAH.

    THE CORPORATION, UNDER PRESENT PROPOSALS, WILL EVENTUALLY OPERATE THE LONGEST TELEVISION MICROWAVE NETWORK IN AFRICA.IT WILL ALSO HAVE THE LARGEST TELEVISION PRODUCTION CENTRE SOUTH OF THE SAHARA.

    THE STUDIO EQUIPMENT HAS TAKEN ABOUT TWO YEARS TO INSTALL, AND FOUR TRANSMITTERS HAVE BEEN BUILT WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR RECEPTION MANY MILES FROM THE CAPITAL, ACCRA.

    MOVES TO TRAIN STAFF FOR THE TELEVISION SERVICE BEGAN IN JANUARY, 1963, WHEN GHANA OPENED THE FIRST TELEVISION TRAINING SCHOOL IN AFRICA.INITIALLY, THE SCHOOL HAD 25 TRAINEES WHO WERE PUT THROUGH AN INTENSIVE SIX-MONTH COURSE BEFORE GOING TO CANADA, ITALY, BRITAIN, JAPAN, GERMANY AND POLAND, TO GET EXPERIENCE UNDER BROADCASTING CONDITIONS.

    AMONG THE TECHNICAL FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO THE SERVICE ARE TWO MAIN STUDIOS, A PRESENTATION STUDIO, TWO OUTSIDE BROADCASTING MOBILE UNITS AND RECORDING MACHINERY.

    IN HIS OPENING SPEECH, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH REITERATED THE BASIC AIMS OF GHANA TELEVISION.THESE, HE SAID, WOULD BE TO SUPPLEMENT GHANA'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME AND TO FOSTER AN INTEREST IN WORLD AFFAIRS.IT WOULD NOT CATER FOR CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT OR COMMERCIALISM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS0AM0V0O2JWZSTGK5XC5FUG1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS0AM0V0O2JWZSTGK5XC5FUG1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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