…releases names of compliant broadcasters
The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has released a list of all local broadcasters that are compliant for the year 2019; which means that only those are authorised to broadcast.
Additionally, the GNBA has indicated that it would be going after non-compliant broadcasters.
According to the GNBA, the legal cable broadcasters are Premium Communications Inc, E-Networks Inc, Infinity Telecommunications Inc, Go-Tech Inc, Movie Star Inc, and Northwest Television Inc.
The authorised radio broadcasters are Freedom Radio Inc, Little Rock Radio Inc, Pinnacle Com. Inc. – Radio, Radio Guyana Inc, Hits & Jams Entertainment Inc, NTN – Radio Inc, I Radio Inc, CNS Radio Inc, Multi-Cultural Communications Inc, News-Talk Guyana Inc, JREM, Keystone Solutions Inc, and National Communications Network (NCN).
Meanwhile, CNS Inc, Countryside Broadcasting Inc. Ch 19, Community Broadcasting Network, Dave’s Television Ch 8 Inc, Little Rock Television Inc. – TV, Pinnacle Com. Inc. Television, STVS Ch 4/21 Inc, Television Guyana Inc, Washington Channel 2 Inc, MTV Inc, NTN Inc. – Television and National Communications Network (NCN) have been listed as legal television broadcasters.
“The GNBA intends to take legal steps within the parameters of the law against illegal broadcasters. According to the Broadcasting Act 2011, Section 43 (C): anyone who carries on a broadcasting service at the licensed location after the licence granted to him has been suspended, cancelled or expired commits an offence, and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of one million dollars ($1 million) and (to) imprisonment for one year, and all machinery and equipment used or which can be used for broadcasting and owned by or in the possession of the person concerned is liable to be forfeited,” the GNBA stated in a response.
Additionally, the Authority said plans are in the pipeline to put in place a Broadcaster Award System to give recognition to outstanding broadcasters at a gala event. Those broadcasters will be recipients of a number of trophies, plaques, monetary rewards, and discount in broadcasting fees, among other things.