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Broadcasting Services  |  Uganda: 32 Radio And TV Stations Take Their Government To Court!

The Uganda Media Owners Association has filed a lawsuit in the Kampala High Court alleging that the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) newly introduced levied licence fee will subjects its 32 radio and television stations to double taxation. The stations ...
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Content Funding  |  Uganda: Committee To Help Provide Financial Aid To Filmmakers Inaugurated

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has answered the filmmaker industry calls for support by appointing an Evaluation Committee to vet 60 applications submitted by filmmakers seeking financial aid. During its inauguration, the appointed Content Development Support Programme Evaluation Committee was ...
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Uganda: Regulator Plans To Switch-Off Unlicensed Radio Stations – Reports

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) - the body that regulates the media and communications sector in Uganda -  has communicated to all radio broadcasters regarding its new licensing framework for the broadcasting sector. In its recent communications to the industry, ...

Uganda: "5-Day Internet Shutdown Did Not Result In Communication Blackout" - UCC

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have said that even while the country's internet infrastructure was shut down for 5-days, citizens were not left with communication blackout, as more than 320 radio and 45 TV stations were fully operational.   Defending ...

Uganda: Regulators Asks Radio Broadcasters To Re-Apply For Licenses

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) - responsible for regulating the telecoms and broadcasting industry in Uganda - has requested all radio broadcasters in the country to re-apply afresh for all licenses of their choice - and the have till 31 July ...

Uganda: MTN Asked To Fulfil Obligation To List In Two Years

MTN Uganda has been reminded by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) of its license requirement to list twenty per cent of its (MTN) shares on Uganda's stock exchange, as not doing so might trigger sanctions according to the licensing obligation. ...

Uganda’s Broadcast Regulator Announces Plans To Enforce 70% Local Content Rule

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) recently held a meeting with the Uganda Film Council and Uganda’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) about imposing a 70% local quota on the country’s broadcasters. The Chairman of NAB, Kin Kariisa asked that the ...

Uganda’s UCC Hikes Up MTN Licence Fee

The Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) has announced that will be increasing the licence fee for the country’s largest telco by the number of subscribers, MTN Uganda. The telco which is owned by the MTN Group of South Africa must now ...

Uganda’s President Surprised That MTN Was Charged Less For Licence Renewal

According to the letter seen by Reuters, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has been very critical about the telecommunications regulator’s decision to slash MTN Uganda’s fee for renewing its telecoms licence. Ugandan media reported that the Uganda Communications Commission ...

Uganda Forces Incoming Telecoms Investors To Share Infrastructure

Uganda’s sector regulator has announced that it will force incoming investors in telecommunications services to rent capacity from fibre optic cables that are already existing, rather than lay their own, to lower internet access costs and also to stem infrastructure ...

Uganda: UCC Raises Pay-TV Licence To USD25,000 (Shs 95 Million)

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued a new licencing regime for pay-TV service providers scrapping the disputed Shs550m the regulator had imposed at the start of the year. However, pay TV services providers rejected the proposal sparking a war of ...

Uganda: UCC Stops Existing Pay TV Licensing Structure, For A Revised One Within A Week

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended the implementation of the existing licensing framework for pay TV service providers, with a promise to release a revised version within one week. The existing licensing regime, which had come into force very ...