- August 9, 2012
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Media & Broadcasting
In light of the demise of President John Evans Atta Mills and the three-day funeral rites being held in his memory, e.tv Ghana has made changes to its programme schedules in order to bring you the best coverage of this historic event.
Viewers will attest to the fact that favorite programmes; WWE, Mad About You, The Steve Harvey Show, Rhythm City, Scandal and Malcom and Eddie, are amongst the many programmes that have been interrupted or cancelled since the commencement of the late president’s funeral.
In order to enable Ghanaians to join us in mourning the loss of our president, e.tv Ghana would like to confirm that these changes to the schedule are set to continue until the final burial of the late president.
We will continue to feed viewer with live streams from the state broadcaster whilst e.tv Ghana reporters, Frema Ashkar, Fred Smith, Akosua Asare, Nana Kweku Aduah and Aisha Ibrahim are stationed at strategic locations to intermittently give live reports of happenings at the State House, Parliament House, the Castle, Kotoka International Airport and the Independence Square.
e.tv Ghana Station Manager and host of State of the Nation, John Osei-Tutu Agyeman and Breakfast TV host, Bismark Brown will continue to bring viewers up-to- date via live studio discussions with prominent figures such as Dr.Akorfa Segbefia, Nana Essilfie Konduah and others.
On Friday (August 10), e.tv Ghana will continue covering the three days of mourning, which will culminate in a live transmission of the main burial service from the Independence Square, Accra.
Normal programme schedules will resume on Friday at 1530h at the time when WWE will be expected to telecast.
We thank you for joining us at this sombre moment in our nation’s history and, the feedback that we have received from viewers via social media, indicate that our coverage does indeed reflect the mood of the nation. To pay tribute to a man who died serving his country we feel that, as a broadcaster, as a people and as a nation we should stand in unison to pay our respects to the late Presidential Professor John Evans Atta Mills.
Thursday night’s amended schedule:
1800h | In-Studio Discussion
1900h | eBusiness Journal
1930h | Prime News Discussion
2000h | Prime News
2030h | In-Studio Discussion / Live coverage
2200h | FILM (until close)