George Lomotey, the brain behind Ghana Television’s modern evolution and fresh breeze of dynamism, has been awarded by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG).
He joins a list of eminent individuals who were decorated with the coveted meritorious award on the night at the 46th awards ceremony which was held at the Accra International Conference Center, Osu on Friday, December 17, 2021.
A SWAG citation that touches on the dedication and result-oriented works of Lomotey reads: “There are few people in our industry on the continent that have both the patience and experience to handle Pan-African broadcasts to the level and standard a FIFA requires. You have exceptional skills in not just the logistics areas, but specifically the genuine challenges so wildly diverse a Continent as Africa can produce. It requires diplomacy but an unwavering commitment to quality, backed by like genuine broadcasting experience, knowledge, and team spirit.”
Lomotey, who has been the big brain behind GTV Sports+ and other Ghana Broadcasting Corporation channels’ modern evolution and fresh breeze of corporate dynamism, has been lauded for his unmatched contribution towards improved television coverage at the state-owned national broadcaster.
Since his recent ascension to the office of the Deputy of Director of Television at the state broadcaster, Lomotey has led several innovative moves to uplift the channels’ appreciation of digitisation aimed at boosting national confidence in the service.
Meanwhile, through his unwavering links and connections across the continent and beyond, the powerfully crafted director has been able to secure a series of exclusive content for GBC channels to the delight of segmented audiences – online and traditional viewers.
During the period under review, he led the negotiations that helped GTV Sports+ to secure exclusive contents such as the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League, the German Bundesliga, Spanish La Liga, Brazilian Serie A, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, AFCON Qualifiers, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation, the CAF Awards, the U20 AFCON, the WAFU Zone B tournament, among others.
As Lomotey’s contribution to modern television broadcast continues to inspire a new generation of media practitioners, the last part of the SWAG citation highlighted the influence his initiatives are expected to have on the industry: “If we had more like you, our continent from a media perspective would thrive. FIFA, CAF, AUB, and any African or National organisation would be so much richer with your impact.”
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