This was revealed in the authority’s minimum requirements for receivers of free-to-air DTT that was recently published.
In the publication, NCA stated it is adopting DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 coding standards for digital broadcasting in Ghana.
According to Edmund Fianko, secretary to Ghana’s Digital Broadcasting Migration Committee and NCA’s Engineering Manager, the NCA’s choice of Dolby is connected to the regulatory body’s dedication to the provision of high quality broadcast services.
Fianko said: “Digital broadcasting in Ghana will play an important role in the delivery of high quality audio-visual content. The inclusion of Dolby Digital Plus is ideal for our use as it delivers authentic, high quality audio in a single, bandwidth-efficient stream.”
Tarif Sayed, regional director, Middle East & Africa, Dolby Laboratories, said: “The adoption of the DVB-T2, MPEG-4 standards for SD and HD broadcasts in Ghana ensures efficient use of limited spectrum.
“This plays a key role in transforming digital broadcasting in Africa, and we look forward to working closely with broadcasters to deliver improved DTT services across the region.”
Dolby Digital Plus is currently incorporated in around one billion devices, and offers genuine HD audio experience to TVs, connected TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and tablets.