Union of Private Television Owners in Burkina Faso (UBESTV) has just been set up in the country with the view to defend the interests of its members, APA learnt from the leaders of the structure.Made up of ten TV channels, the newly-created structure was officially presented during a press conference convened last Saturday in Ouagadougou.
According to its leaders, “the UBESTV aims to defend the professional interests of private TV channels, which with the advent of DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) will be called publishers of television services.
Therefore, the first leaders of the structure are exhorting the government to take the necessary steps to sort out the “minor problems” that hamper the realization of DTT in Burkina Faso.
“In view of the new television panorama created in Burkina Faso, we are calling on the authorities to take the necessary steps for the effective implementation of digital terrestrial television in a timely manner,” said UBESTV President Issoufou Sare.
“We decided to join hands because beyond the natural competition between the different channels, there are a number of demands that we could put on the table to try to improve the operating conditions of each TV channel, “explained Mr. Sare.
In Burkina Faso, there are close to ten privately-owned television channels broadcasting in Ouagadougou alone. Several other TV publishers says they’re awaiting the arrival of DTT (scheduled for September 2017) to launch their own channels.