Digital Migration Policy For Television Broadcasting in Uganda, 2011

Uganda communications Commission
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The policy provides a framework to facilitate the smooth transition from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting. The policy amongst others makes provisions for the creative sector in Policy objective 6 viz To promote local content develoment. It identifies the following Policy strategies to achieve the policy: a) Develop human resource skills necessary for the digital transition and thereafter; b) Put in place appropriate policies on the production, access, use and distribution of content in the diverse digital services environment in a bid to address copyright issues; c) Establish a body entrusted with the responsibility of promoting diverse content development by providing financial and other support to the local content development industry.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1. Diversity of media channels through which creative content is disseminated to viewers across Uganda. There are currently television stations that exclusively broadcast music or film content throughout the day.
2. The quality of broadcasts enabled by Set Top Box has been boosted including brighter, sharper and clear images and improved sound quality. This makes the local music and film broadcasts attractive and quite competitive thereby improving the local market share.
3. Improved signal strength in most areas of Uganda has expanded access to television broadcasting even to traditionally excluded regions.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Uganda Media Council
Public Sector
National Association of Broadcasters
Private Sector
National Information Technology Authority Uganda
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts