UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches . 

KAMPALA: 04-05-2022 – Intellectual property regulator Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) in partnership with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has warned the public against piracy and breach of content, a rapidly growing vice in the country. This was during a broadcasters’ copyright workshop where different industry players were cautioned and informed about their rights and obligations regarding the copyright system. Speaking at the open dialogue, Mercy K. … Continue reading UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches . 

23 TV STATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

KAMPALA – 19-01-2022: Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is investigating 23 TV stations following complaints that they have been broadcasting copyrighted content without permission, in contravention of the Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006. The Commission recently wrote to the stations, demanding that they immediately stop and desist from any further broadcasting of programmes or content for which they have not acquired the necessary authorisations or … Continue reading 23 TV STATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

SANYUKA TV ORDERED TO APOLOGISE TO OS-SUNA 

KAMPALA- 30-12-2021- Sanyuka TV has been ordered to apologise to musician Omulangira Suuna and to retract offensive statements made against him during the programme Morning Express aired on 27th August 2021.   “The retraction should be effected by broadcasting an unconditional apology issued to the complainant during the same programme,” the Commission said in its ruling on the matter last month.  “The presenters should ensure that the apology is made with an equivalent degree of prominence and timing in accordance with Regulation 12 of the Uganda Communications (Content) Regulations 2019,” the ruling … Continue reading SANYUKA TV ORDERED TO APOLOGISE TO OS-SUNA 

URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

KAMPALA, 23-10-2021-Uganda Communications Commission has ordered Urban TV to immediately suspend its Short Circuit programme after the station ignored the regulator’s directive to have it rescheduled. The Commission on 18th October 2021 wrote to eleven TV stations directing them to reschedule their adult-themed gossip programmes from evening hours to between 10 pm, and 5 am with effect from Wednesday, 20th October 2021. However, in utter … Continue reading URBAN TV ORDERED TO SUSPEND ‘SHORT CIRCUIT’

UCC CAUTIONS TV STATIONS ON ABUSIVE CONTENT; And programmes that offend the Minimum Broadcasting Standards

The Uganda Communications Commission has asked producers and presenters of specific programmes on 12 TV stations to comply with minimum broadcasting standards or risk regulatory sanctions. The presenters, producers and station managers on Thursday, 7th October 2021, held a meeting with UCC officials at the head office in Bugolobi to discuss the controversial programmes that have been subject to increasing complaints from members of the … Continue reading UCC CAUTIONS TV STATIONS ON ABUSIVE CONTENT; And programmes that offend the Minimum Broadcasting Standards