Metro TV

Metro TV is one of the oldest private television networks in Ghana. Since its inception in 1997, the television station has expanded its coverage to the entire ten regions of this country. As one of the oldest private television stations in the country, it has a penetration reach of 71% nationwide.

Metro TV has the eighth highest audience share (4.7%) among all TV channels in the country, according to GeoPoll, a mobile survey platform (January – March 2017).

Metro TV broadcasts mainly in the English language with a content quota of 30% for news, 40% for entertainment and 30% for sports.

Metro TV per the shareholding structure is owned by Kingdom Business Link Ventures Capital Limited, Talal Fattal and Fadi Fattal.Talal Fattal, the older of the Fattal brothers, is CEO of Metro TV. He also is a veteran singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. Fadi Fattal is Managing Director and Chairman of the Global Village Media Group (GVMG), a marketing and public relation outfit. In 2014, GVMG bought 40% shares in Accra Great Olympics, a premier league football club in Ghana.Metro TV is one of the oldest private television networks in Ghana. Since its inception in 1997, the television station has expanded its coverage to the entire ten regions of this country. As one of the oldest private television stations in the country, it has a penetration reach of 71% nationwide.

Metro TV has the eighth highest audience share (4.7%) among all TV channels in the country, according to GeoPoll, a mobile survey platform (January – March 2017).

Metro TV broadcasts mainly in the English language with a content quota of 30% for news, 40% for entertainment and 30% for sports.

Metro TV per the shareholding structure is owned by Kingdom Business Link Ventures Capital Limited, Talal Fattal and Fadi Fattal.Talal Fattal, the older of the Fattal brothers, is CEO of Metro TV. He also is a veteran singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. Fadi Fattal is Managing Director and Chairman of the Global Village Media Group (GVMG), a marketing and public relation outfit. In 2014, GVMG bought 40% shares in Accra Great Olympics, a premier league football club in Ghana.

Key facts

Audience Share

4.7%

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

free - to - air (VHF)

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Media Companies / Groups

Optimum Media Prime

Ownership

Ownership Structure

A company profile was available at the Registrar General's Department. Accordingto the profile Metropolitan Television Entertainment is owned by Optimum Media Prime which is owned by Talal and Fadi Fatral as well as Kingdom Business Link Ventures Capital Limited.

Group / Individual Owner

Kingdom Business Link Ventures Capital Limited

No online information about the venture capital company that operates as majority shareholder.

49%

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1997

Founder

Talal Fattal

Affiliated Interests Founder

Talal Fattal, the older of the Fattal brothers, is founder and CEO of Metro TV. He also is a veteran singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer.

Ceo

Talal Fattal

Affiliated Interests Ceo

see above

Editor-In-Chief

Eric Ahianyo

Other Important People

Talal Fattal

Affiliated Interests other important people

Director of the Board of GBC

Contact

Metropolitan Entertainment Television;P.O.Box C 1609, Cantonments, Accra;No. 59, Josiah Tongogara Street, North Labone;Tel.: 0302-765702;Fax: 0302-765703;E-Mail: talamty@ghana.com

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Audience share from TV Stations based on a Geopoll report (Jan.-March 2017).

Sources

Registrar General’s Department. Date of Registration 1997-05-15. Metropolitan Entertainment Television (Metro TV) Limited – C-74,545. Accessed in May 2017. Available upon request.

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