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Burkina Faso: Private TV Stations To Pay $125,777 Annually To Air On DTT Platform

In Burkina Faso, private televisions have been notified that they will have to pay 75 million CFA francs (US$ 125,777) of annual fees in order to broadcast their programs on the DTT platform.

Discussions have reportedly been going on for two years now in the steering committee of the DTT, deciding the cost of the fee that must be paid by the private television stations to appear in the DTT bouquet of Burkina Faso.

Last week, Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister, Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré, held a meeting with the Head of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP), the committee of DTT, the Higher Council of Communication (CSC), and all the ministries involved, namely the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Communication, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy.

According to the Minister of Communication, Rémi Fulgance Dandjinou, a consensus was reached at the meeting with the head of the government.
He explained that with regard to national coverage for the arrival of DTT, private television would have to pay an annual sum of 75 million FCFA (US$ 125,777).

Rémi Dandjinou also revealed that another committee would meet soon to make a thorough assessment of the deployment of DTT in Burkina Faso.


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