KAMPALA — The long awaited Uganda Catholic Television (UCTV) has hit the airwaves and is undergoing signal-testing before it extends to the whole country.
For about two years, the catholic community across the country has been fundraising for the television station which the Uganda Episcopal Conference says is intended to further evangelization.
In a statement issued on Monday, February 10, 2020, the Uganda Episcopal Conference revealed that UCTV was connected by Signet Uganda to transmit on Free to Air on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
“For the purpose of testing the signal, UCTV is transmitting within greater Kampala region, which covers a radius of about 60 km. You should be able to receive the signal if you are within the 60 km radius and have a digital TV set connected to an antenna on a Free to air decoder,” the statement signed by Rev Fr Joseph Franzelli, the chairman of Social Communications Commission at the Uganda Episcopal Conference reads in part.
Fr Franzelli added that signal-testing may take several months before the TV is intended to other parts of the country.
“I must emphasize that we are still TESTING our Signal and this might take some months. I would also like to point out that we are making arrangement to have the signal reach to all pans of the country through various Pay TVs. We are therefore requesting for your patience,” he said.
He commended the Clergy, Religious,Lay Faithful and all the people of good will who have contributed financially and In other ways towards the project.
“I greatly appreciate the Social Communications Commission, the staff of Uganda Catholic Secretariat and the technical team that have made this a reality. I thank our various consultants and other stakeholders for their support and guidance. In particular, I appreciate CREC International and their team for the consultancy services. We all need and count on your support and collaboration. I pray that the Lord blesses UCTV so that it may truly be ‘Good News for All’ as no slogan states. I wish you all God’s abundant blessings,” Fr Franzelli added.