United Television (UTV)

United Television Ghana (UTV Ghana) is a private, free-to-air television broadcaster in Ghana. It was launched by United Television Ghana Limited in 2013. UTV Ghana is perceived by Ghanaians as a local television station in the country largely due to their keen interest to satisfy the local Ghanaian market. It therefore broadcasts mainly in local languages.

UTV has the highest audience share (16.4% ) among all TV channels in the country, according to Geopoll, a mobile survey platform (January – March 2017). UTV has an audience penetration reach of 76% nationwide. During the week of the 2016 election (2nd - 8th December 2016), it was the most watched Ghanaian TV station. The highest peak point was 20:00hrs when the station had 1.2 Mio viewers.

Besides political news, UTV Ghana airs and produces mainly entertainment programmes including dramas, telenovelas, blockbuster movies and other entertainment shows. In the run-up to the December polls in Ghana, a survey conducted by Goodman AMC (a research consulting firm), shows that UTV News was the fifth most trusted source of information by respondents during the period.

The station operates under the company name United Television Ghana Limited which belongs to U2 Company Limited. It is jointly owned by Ernest Ofori Sarpong and Osei Kwame. The latter is also into other business operations such as real estate development, salt mining, stone quarry, fertilizer production, food processing and cable and wire manufacturing. He also owns – among various other businesses - the big media network “Despite Group of Companies” (Peace FM, Hello FM, Neat FM, Okay FM and Peacefmonline.com).

UTV was so far the latest channel to be birthed by a union between Osei Kwame and his fellow business colleague.

Key facts

Audience Share

16.4%

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region

Content Type

Free-to-air (UHF)

Data Publicly Available

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

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Media Companies / Groups

U2 Company Limited

Ownership

Ownership Structure

There was a company profile available at the Registrar General's Department. U2 Company Limited is a joint ownership between Osei Kwame, owner of Despite Group of Companies, and Ernest Ofori Sarpong.

Individual Owner

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General Information

Founding Year

2009

Founder

Osei Kwame, Ernest Sarpong

Affiliated Interests Founder

Osei Kwame and Ernest Sarpong are entrepreneurs with business interest in the banking, mining and food processing sectors

Ceo

Osei Kwame

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Kwame is an entrepreneur with a chain of media outlets in the name of Despite Group of Companies and through a daughter company, U2 Company Limited. He also operates companies in the food business.

Editor-In-Chief

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Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

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Other Important People

Kennedy Osei

Affiliated Interests other important people

General Manager, Despite Group of Comapanies and son of Osei Kwame

Contact

U2 Company Ltd.;P.O.Box 17470, Accra

Financial Information

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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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