Viasat 1 was a Ghanaian television channel owned by the Swedish listed media group, Modern Times Group (MTG). It was replaced by Kwesé Sports in 2016.[1]

Viasat 1
OwnerModern Times Group
LaunchedDecember 12, 2008
Closed2016 (2016)
Replaced byKwesé Free Sports
WebsiteViasat1 Website

The channel was awarded a licence from the National Communications Authority of the Republic of Ghana in December 2007 and started broadcasting on December 12, 2008, on 6 p.m. The first programme on the channel was the movie Duma, followed by The Cosby Show, Friends and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[2][3][4]

Viasat 1 was MTG's first venture in Africa and became the fifth terrestrial television network in Ghana after GTV, Metro TV, TV3 and TV Africa.

Ownership Edit

In December 2016, MTG sold African business (Viasat 1 (Ghana), TV1 (Tanzania) and Modern African Production (MAP)) to Econet Wireless.[5][6]

Programs Edit

Before the channel was sold Viasat 1 broadcast the following programs:

Series Edit

Kids Edit

News Edit

  • Viasat 1 News

Talk shows Edit

Game shows Edit

  • It Runs in the Family

Sitcoms Edit

Drama Edit

Reality shows Edit

Lifestyle Edit

Sports Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Boateng, Kojo Akoto (2017-01-17). "Kwesé Free Sports unveils 24-hour sports programming on Viasat1". Citi 97.3 FM - Relevant Radio. Always. Retrieved 2023-03-03.
  2. ^ "MTG LAUNCHES FREE-TV CHANNEL IN GHANA" (Press release). Modern Times Group. December 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "More fun and excitement on Viasat 1". GhanaWeb. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2023-03-03.
  4. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Viasat 1 News Starts Today". - Ghana news. Retrieved 2023-03-03.
  5. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Staff at VIASAT 1 To Be Retained By New Owners". - Ghana news. Retrieved 2023-03-03.
  6. ^ "Kwesé Free Sport Acquires Viasat 1". Modern Ghana. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  7. ^ "Viasat 1 Rebrands The One Show; Premieres October 6". Modern Ghana. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 2023-03-03.
  8. ^ Boateng, Kojo Akoto (2014-07-09). "Anita Erskine to host Viasat 1′s 'The One Show'". Citi 97.3 FM - Relevant Radio. Always. Retrieved 2023-03-03.

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