UCC to close 3 Radio Stations in Bunyoro over Failure to Renew Licence 

Article by Atuganyira Innocent Three stations (names withheld) in Bunyoro are among the thirty Radio stations in the country that are at risk of being closed over failure to renew licence. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has warned, and informed their proprietors accordingly, and reminded that unless they regularize their operations by clearing all outstanding compliance issues and submit complete applications for their respective radio frequencies by Wednesday, 31st 2021 their respective radio spectrum assignments shall automatically lapse, and they shall be required to stop broadcasting. UCC said in the…

List of 30 Radio Stations to be shut down by UCC over Failure to Renew License

The Uganda Communications Commission (The Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (The Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector that includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. In exercise of its mandate, the Commission revised the licensing framework for the radio broadcasting sectors in Uganda and on the 2nd of June 2020, all existing radio broadcasters were advised to apply for new broadcasting licenses under the new framework by the 31st of July 2020. According…

Gov’t Finally Reveals When Social Media Platforms Will Be Unblocked

The minister of Internal Affairs, Jeje Odongo, has emphasized that social media platforms in Uganda will remain blocked until they are no longer a threat to national security. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp were blocked in Uganda ahead of January 14th presidential election. Security agencies alleged that opposition figures were planning to use social media to coordinate plans of causing anarchy after the elections. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) ordered telecom companies to switch off the internet in the country on January 13, a day to the…

UCC To Support The Audio-Visual Industry In Uganda Through The Content Development Support Program (CDSP)

INTRODUCTION The Content Development Support Programme (CDSP) is an initiative dedicated to supporting the audio-visual Industry in Uganda. This initiative will provide support to Ugandan production companies and individuals for the development of Audio-visual content. This includes feature films, short films, animations, documentaries, and television dramas. It is envisaged that through this Programme, Ugandans will be able to create employment opportunities, generate revenue, acquire skills, promote and develop audiences for local content.   OBJECTIVES OF CONTENT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMME   The Content Development Support Programme seeks to achieve the following…

LIST OF AUTHORISED RADIO BROADCASTERS IN UGANDA – radio broadcasters not on this list must resolve outstanding compliance issues.

The Uganda Communication Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (the Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector that includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.   In accordance with its mandate, the Commission hereby informs the general public that the radio stations listed hereunder are currently the only authorised providers of radio broadcasting services in Uganda.   Any radio broadcasting service provider whose name does not appear on this list must contact the…

Government wants Google to close 14 Ugandan YouTube channels

Government through Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has written to the US based Google Inc, that owns YouTube,  a global video sharing platform, asking them to close at least 14 channels for allegedly mobilizing riots that resulted into the death of more than 50 people and left several injured last month. The channels include; TMO online, Lumbuye Fred, Trending Channel Ug, Uganda Yaffe, Uganda News Updates, Ghetto TV, Busesa Media Updates and Uganda Empya. Others are; Map Mediya TV, KK TV, Ekyooto TV, Namungo Media, JB Muwonge 2, Bobi Wine 2021.…

1.8 MILLION NEW SUBSCRIBERS GO MOBILE IN 3 MONTHS BETWEEN JANUARY AND MARCH, UCC REPORT

1.8 million new subscribers go mobile in 3 months between January and March 2020, the latest, communications sector market performance report indicates. A record 1.8 million new mobile subscribers joined the network between January and March 2020, the latest communications sector market performance report indicates. According to the report, mobile subscriptions stood at 28.4 million at the end of March 2020, up from 26.7 million three months earlier, representing a 7% quarter-on-quarter growth. With that, according to the quarterly report released by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) this week, the national tele-density now stands at…

King Of Radio, James Onen aka FatBoy starts Own Radio

James Onen, one of the renowned Radio Presenter in Uganda also known as ‘Fatboy’ has today announced the start of his Online Radio named Reckless Radio Fatboy who was an employee at Sanyu FM has been quiet since he and some of his colleagues quits Sanyu FM due to the salary cuts. James has moved on and today he announced he is starting Reckless Radio Reckless Radio is currently running a test stream online and according to James it should be available on Google Play Store and App Store in…

UCC LAUNCHES FREE WI-FI HOTSPOT PROJECT TO PROVIDE BROADBAND SERVICES AT THE 5 BORDER POINTS

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) has launched a Wi-Fi hotspot project covering five border posts across the country. The project, to be implemented by Blue Crane Communications Limited, an Internet Service Provider, will provide broadband services at the five border posts of Mutukula (Kyotera); Vurra (Arua); Malaba (Tororo); Elegu (Amuru); Bunagana (Kisoro). Launching the project at the UCC head office on Wednesday, UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, who was flanked by the Director RCDF Nyombi Thembo, said the project aims to provide…

MTN Uganda and Sanyuka TV launches campaign for next big soccer commentator

MTN Uganda, the official broadcast partner of the Startimes Uganda Premier league (SUPL) has launched a new challenge that seeks to identify one local fan with talent for soccer commentary. The lucky person will get a one-year contract to do commentary for the SUPL season 2020-21. The campaign that is a partnership with the leading Sports broadcasting TV station Sanyuka TV is seeking to identify an all-round sports commentator who can do side pitch analysis, interviews, game analysis and commentary. Dubbed “Samba Ne MTN” the campaign started with a soccer…