Once a dominant force on the media landscape, Metro TV over the last couple of years have had turbulent times. However, the station seems to have found its rhythm with KBL’s acquisition of Media TV which partly owns Metro TV about two years ago and the station seems to be making some subtle changes on screen which makes it quite refreshing to watch and to stay tuned to the station. This refreshing upgrade is evidenced by GJA’s appreciation of Good Morning Ghana as the Best Morning Show of the year, 2018.
Metro TV has been in the competitive TV market following 22 years of operations under the Talal brothers’ management.
However, in December 2017, KBL, the new owners of Media TV and by extension, Metro TV instituted a new management team, headed by William Asare, an astute TV/Event brain who is leading the team to roll out some new programs and a exce`ptional customer service attitude approach which seems to be getting the attention of Ghanaians.
William Asare holds a Master of Arts in from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television production from the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). William has been behind many of your favorite events in Ghana, left Metro TV as head of production ten years back and returned to the station December last year as General Manager under new ownership.
William with his technical and assertive management skills is leading his management team to effect changes the hitherto dormant station needs.
Three new refreshing programs targeted towards varied audiences have been introduced to excite its viewers. Carefully selected presenters were hand picked to host these shows specifically to reach out a certain class and category of Ghanaians.
GMG+ is a mid-morning lifestyle magazine and social interest program that allows the cameras and presenters to express themselves in a more fluid and flexible manner, avoiding the typical studio format, ensuring optimum attention.
Kingg and Jaqueline Acquaye, former Playlist presenter steer the show through a myriad of fun, informative, educative and interactive segments.
GMG+ shows between 9:30am and 10:30am and it discusses issues of concern in the areas of Fashion and Beauty, Health and Wellness, Technology and Gadgets, Travel and Adventure, Talking Points, Gardening, Tips and Tricks, Motoring and Motor Sports, Funnies, Trending etc.
The weekend belt programming has been altered with the ever entertaining Babie Dappah bringing to viewers all that there is to know in the world of entertainment and gossip on Saturdays at 6pm. quickE brings to you the breaking up, making up, fleeing or just darting to the chop bars. Whatever celebritities, public figures and the ordinary man/woman does is brought to the fore on quickE.
Just before quickE on Saturdays is Music Video Chat (MVC) which shows at 5pm. Ever young and funky Dorothy Cornelius brings to you the music video chat alongside Spanking New and Trending Videos.
Your preferred political talk show and current affairs shows, Good Morning Ghana and Good Evening Ghana show hosted by Randy Abbey and Paul Adom-Okyere respectively have be repackaged with new sets, segments and vibrant creatives to spice it up.
Before these creative pieces were introduced and touched, metro TV’s broadcast of the 2018 FIFA had been talk of town. With good old sports journalist and presenter Michael Katahena together with Michael Kofi Oduro as lead hosts of the tournament complemented by Kumawood’s Kwaku Manu as roaming location Twi anchor and Jackie Aqyuaye and Riyah Abdul as Social Media comperes, Metro TV re-emphasized its authority as the leader in sports and home of football.
In all these refreshing changes and upgrades, Metro TV has been consistent in its attempt to produce splendid pieces with special attention to Look and Feel, Set, Creatives, Presenters and Presenters’ costume are carefully selected to meet the demands of a modern-day sophisticated television audience.
The new management stands ready and poised to do business with its ‘delighting the customer approach. The general manger in an interview mentioned that, there is a lot to expect this festive season to delight its viewers and business partners.
An introduction of a new cookery program, an intimate celebrity talk show, a repackage of the news programs, Sports Direct and Sports File and a sales event to usher in the Christmas festivities.
There will be a Bike Racing challenge and a media soiree to round up the year.
In January 2018, the station could be accessed in some few parts of Ghana with weak signal strength coupled with foot print coverage of only parts of Accra. However, today, ttransmission has been restored in seven regions; Accra, Kumasi, Sunyani, Tamale, Bolgatanga, Takoradi and Cape Coast. We hope the new management continues to work hard to restore transmission all over the country.
The station is back on GBC’s digital platform (T1) and remains on DSTV channel 277 and GoTV channel which makes the station increasingly accessible across the continent.
With these admirable elevations, we hope to see more and there seems to be much more than to be desired for on Metro TV. We wish the new management well in their endeavours.
Jason EL- A Nominated as Male TV Personality In Ghana Entertainments Awards USA 2019
Jason Osman EL-Agha, known in the entertainment space as Jason EL-A has earned a nomination in this year’s Ghana Entertainment Awards USA in the TV Personality-Male category.
Jason who is widely known as an artiste cum media entrepreneur was discovered 5 years ago by Berla Mundi when she had a programme in the University of Ghana Legon.
After his discovery, Jason has become a house hold name for entertainment lovers both on screen, as MC, Actor and as an artiste.
The young media personality is nominated among seven other male TV personalities who are Abeiku Santana, Akroboto, Patrice Ameghashie, Erskine Whyte, Johnnie Hughes, Giovanni Caleb and Bliss King.
According to organizers of the event, voting starts on Saturday April 20, 2019 on their website GHENTAWARDS.COM.
“Some Entertainment Pundits Are Indistinct” – Socrate Sarfo
The Director of Creative Arts responsible for Programs & Projects at the National Commission on Culture (NCC), Socrates Sarfo has revealed that, critics in a particular sector selected to present their views to the media are fluffy.
According to him, critics, precisely the entertainment pundits lacks depth of intellect or knowledge; they are concerned with what is obvious, making their submissions to developmental issue unsatisfactory.
Mr. Sarfo noted that, panel members lack morally admirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified, making their constructive criticism on the country's entertainment sector intolerable to creative arts practictioners.
Mr. Socrates Sarfo made this asseverations in an interview on an Accra-based Onua 95.1 FM entertainment talkshow "Anigye Mmre" hosted by Christian Agyei Frimpong.
The one time movie producer, Mr. Sarfo noted that, entertainment practitioners who serve as panel members on radio or tv shows are not abreast with the difficulties and trauma encountered by Ghana's creative arts sector, contributing to bias remarks.
He added that, the people appointed to judge or criticise entertainment centred shows present themselves in a state of being hollow, emboldening them to make their submissions with personal sentiments and streets ignorance.
He stated that, radio managers must be privy to the fact that, radio and TV broadcasting is not limited to the enclave of music, revealing that, there are flagship and educational programmes that needs undiluted investments to enable it burst out of its shells.
The Director of Creative Arts Mr. Socrates Sarfo advised entertainment talkshow hosts and their producers to engage quality pundits on their shows to make constructive criticism that will elevate the creative arts sector from its retrogressing state.
By: Gerrard-Israel GB
Nana Aba Anamoah Hails Da Don.
Awards winning Ghanaian Journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah has eulogized illustrious Ghanaian entertainment critique, Prince Tsegah for playing a pivotal role in elevating Ghana's entertainment industry.
According to the Excellence In Broadcasting Network(EIB) Broadcaster, Prince Tsegah popularly known as Da Don is the best entertainment presenter in Ghana, as his articulateness serves as a straight edge to important questions and issues that is in dispute and must be concerted.
Nana Aba Anamoah also noted that, the Communications Head at Ghana Music Rights Organization, GHAMRO, objectives are undistorted by emotions or personal bias, insection of fictional matter; based on observable phenomena.
Controversial entertainment critique, Prince "Da Don" Tsegah has been perceived as the public's topmost enemy to Reggae/Dancehall crooner Shatta Wale and his army, Shatta Movement, as music fanatics noted that, he tilts negative criticisms to the camp.
However, in a tweet sighted by www.georgebritton.com, the TV personality stated that, contrary to the perception disseminated by entertainment fanatics, the Multimedia Group Limited Journalist, is the most objective entertainment presenter on radio.
The Ghanaian ace broadcaster reiterated that, Da Don posses morally admirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified, making his constructive criticism on the country's entertainment sector telerant to creative arts practictioners.
Prince "Da Don" Tsegah serves as a pundict on an Accra based Hitz 103.9 FM's morning show dubbed "DayBreak Hitz" which is aired live every week days between the hours of 5:45am and 10:00am and also host of Asempa 94.7 FM's weekend entertainment show "Tete a Tete" which is broadcasted live on Saturdays at exactly 1:30pm.
By: Gerrard-Israel GB
Jay Foley Takes Over The “Muzik Box” Show On Hitz FM.
One of the most listened-to radio personalities in the country, John Foley known in the media landscape as Jay Foley, has taken over an Accra-based Hitz 103.9 FM's midmorning programme.
He takes over the station’s midmorning show; "Muzik Box" formely hosted on Fridays by Sammy Forson and promises to deliver to the listeners the best and juicy entertainment, sports and tech news as well as all the favourite hits that are missing on other networks.
John Foley, popularly known as Jay Foley, is a radio and television presenter in Ghana who is known for representing Ghana to cover the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. He was appointed as the manager of a Ghanaian high-life singer, Bisa Kdei.
Jay Foley started a network for young people who had burning desire to become great achievers. He called it 2131, with the tagline, "Lead, Challenge or Just Forget It". He later joined Y FM, rising through the ranks to become the General Manager of the station in 2011.
Foley was the co-host of Live Breakfast Club, the morning show on LIVE 91.9 FM, where he also doubled as the Business and Programmes Manager and was later elevated to the office of General Manager. He is also the Manager at an Accra-based music and lifestyle channel FIESTA, on DSTV channel 329, an erstwhile media network geared towards promoting of Ghanaian music video content.
Amazingly, the Ghanaian celebrated media personality, Jay Foley cooperatively teamed up with a production crew to film one of the most exciting adventure tv series dubbed the SKY MARSHALS that took patrons by stormed and broke some records at the Box Office.
Foley hails from Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region, has all his programmes on radio and television have attracted a large number of listeners and viewers in Accra and its environs, just because of the way he handles the programmes.
He has carved a niche for himself due to his right composure, attitude and his ability to have a great impact on his audiences. With his good work, eloquence, great fashion sense, he is a great addition to help serve and uplift the station’s name.
Media Mogul, Jay Foley is one of the good presenters in Ghana's entertainment setting who helped push entertainment in Accra to a higher level. He joins Hitz 103.9 FM with a rich background of experience in the radio industry. This move has got residents in Accra talking and eagerly anticipating his for his show.
Hitz FM is an entertainment radio station located in Accra, Ghana. It is owned and operated by Multimedia Group Limited, a media group launched in 1995. Some of its most popular programmes are Hitz Gospel, Hitz Gallery, Hitz in De Klub and Hilife Bosue, Day Break Hitz, Showbiz Fyla, Cruise Control.