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UCC Suspends ABS TV License

Mutabazi directs ABS Television to immediately stop broadcasting on all platforms. He also warns that his Commission shall commence proceedings to revoke the televisions broadcast license if it does not within 60 days receive convincing demonstration of measures instituted to ensure that all its programs have been modified.
Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has indefinitely suspended the broadcasting license of ABS Television. In his September 5th, 2017 statement, Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC Executive Director, cites repeated breach of minimum broadcasting Standards by the television owned by Pastor Augustine Yiga alias Mbizayo as the reason for the suspension of the license.

"In spite of the several warnings and attempts to give the management of ABS television time to review its programs and avoid further broadcast of offensive programs, ABS television has continued to broadcast programs that are contrary to the minimum broadcasting Standards." reads part of Mutabazi's letter.

UCC says that several warnings served on ABS Television have been ignored. The Commission also cites its October 28th, 2016 letter where ABS TV was fined Shillings 25 million for the repeated breach of the minimum broadcasting standards after which, management undertook not to broadcast any other offensive program.

Mutabazi directs ABS Television to immediately stop broadcasting on all platforms. He also warns that his Commission shall commence proceedings to revoke the television's broadcast license if it does not within 60 days receive convincing demonstration of measures instituted to ensure that all its programs have been modified. 

"All signal distributors are hereby required to immediately disable ABS Television content from their broadcasting platforms." Mutabazi directed. ABS Television is known for a number of programs that have on several occasions drawn sharp criticism from the public. 

Recently, ABS TV started broadcasting news where female anchors dress skimpily and keep changing dresses on live TV during news breaks.

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