June

Jun 21, 2017   Coke Studios Merged Across Africa, Broadcast To Reach 30 Participating Countries

Coke Studios, owner and producer of the "Coca-Cola Company Show" has announced it is combining the Coke Studio in Africa and South Africa. The merger will see the number of participating countries to 16 and  the show will now reach ...

Jun 21, 2017   DStv SuperSport Gets Major UEFA And FIFA Football Rights

SuperSport announced it has secured the rights to a handful of major football tournaments with UEFA and FIFA. DStv's SuperSport says they now have the rights for TV, mobile and internet platforms for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers; UEFA Nations League ...

Jun 21, 2017   South Africa: eNCA Announces Mapi Mhlangu As New Managing Director

eNCA, South Africa's premier dedicated news channel have announced that Ms Mapi Mhlangu is the new Managing Director of the organisation. The appointment commences on 1st of July 2017. Ms Mhlangu has been with eNCA since 2009, having served in ...

Jun 19, 2017   Nigeria Not Tied To June 2017 Digital TV Switchover; Needs 32 Million Set-Top Boxes - NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria (NBC); the body responsible for implementing the country's migration from analogue to digital broadcasting has conceded it might not achieve the self-imposed switchover deadline on 17th June 2017. According to a statement from the ...

Jun 19, 2017   Kenya: Film Board To Stop Content On DStv With Alleged 'Homosexual' Themes

The Kenyan Film Classification Board (KFCB) says it has had to ban a number of children's programme on the DStv and GOtv platforms for allegedly promoting gay themes. Mr Ezekiel Mutua, CEO of KFCB said it had taken the precaution ...

Jun 16, 2017   DStv Promises To Stop 'Misleading' Ads On BoxOffice Channel In South Africa

DStv has pledged to desist from showing 'misleading ads' on its BoxOffice channel. This undertaking was given to the South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a string of public complaints about some of their commercial ads being misleading to ...

Jun 16, 2017   BBC 'Focus On Africa' Programme Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

Focus on Africa, the BBC World Service weekday news and current affairs programme is celebrating five years since it was launch in 2012. Statement from the BBC press office said the organisation is delighted that the programme has been instrumental ...

Jun 16, 2017   Nigeria: BON Says Key Industry Leaders Will Attend Broadcasting Summit In August

The Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) has confirmed the great and best of the Nigerian broadcast and media industry will be participate at the 3rd International Summit on Digital Broadcasting in Nigeria. The high-level summit will take place on the ...

Jun 15, 2017   South Africa: Former COO To Take Legal Action Against SABC For Wrongful Dismissal

Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the former Chief Operating Officer of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has stated his intention to take the corporation to court over his dismissed. In a briefing, lawyers for Mr Motsoeneng said he is 'aggrieved' by ...

Jun 15, 2017   IROKO TV And Orange Cameroon In Video-On-Demand Partnership

Nigerian based IROKO TV is reported to have agreed on a Video-on-demand deal with Orange Cameroon. Under the terms of the deal, Orange Cameroon would offer its customers a data package that will cost less that 50cents (US) in return ...

Jun 15, 2017   StarTimes Will Broadcast All FIFA Confederation Cup Games Live

Startimes - Africa digital Pay TV company - have announced that it will broadcast live all the games from the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. A statement from the organisation said the live channels where the games can be seen are ...

Jun 14, 2017   South Africa: 'SABC To Lose US$ 87Million In 2016/17 Financial Year' - Reports

According to reliable sources close to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the organisation may announce a projected nett loss of R1.1 Billion for the fiscal year of 2016/2017. Also, the state of SABC's finances have convinced SA's Communications Minister ...

Jun 14, 2017   Nigeria: Six States To Go Digital Within The Next Month - Minister

Nigeria's  Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed has stated that six (6) States in the country will be switching over to digital broadcasting within the next month. Although the States concerned were not named at the time of the statement, ...

Jun 14, 2017   SA Communication Minister Insists On Set-Top Boxes (STBs) Encryption

South Africa's Communication Minister, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, has vowed that government subsidised set-top boxes will stay encrypted, even as the highest Court in South Africa ruled against encryption of set-top boxes in South Africa. Ms Ayanda Dlodlo told industry press ...

Jun 12, 2017   South Africa: MultiChoice Delighted With Digital TV 'No-Encryption' Verdict

MultiChoice South Africa has expressed great delight with the recent South Africa's Constitutional Court judgement in favour of non-encryption of set-top boxes for digital TV services in the country. Earlier in the battle, the former communications minister of South Africa, ...

Jun 12, 2017   ZEE Africa To Launch Specialist News Channel On Kwesé TV

Zee Africa announced it would be launching a premium news channel in English on Kwesé TV platform. The new channel called "The World is One Family" (WION) will reach Kwesé customers and viewers in Zambia, Rwanda, Lesotho and Ghana via ...

Jun 12, 2017   Nigeria: TVC and Radio Continental To Receive Multi-Million Dollar Investment

Mr Andrew Hanlon, CEO of Continental Broadcasting Services (CBS) - owners of Nigeria's Television Continental (TVC) and Radio Continental - have confirmed they are looking to ramp up financial investments into their TV and Radio platforms. Addressing the current restructuring ...

Jun 08, 2017   Nigeria: 75 Percent Local Content Requirement Will Help Digital TV Services

The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria, Alhaji Issaq Modibo-Kawu has stated that the requirement for a 75 percent local content for TV and Radio platforms in the country will facilitate the adoption and growth of digital broadcasting ...

Jun 08, 2017   Cameroon: CRTV Ready To Move From Broadcasting To 'Narrowcasting.'

The Managing Director of Cameroon Radio and TV - the public TV broadcasting service of Cameroon - Mr Charles Ndongo have announced a call for tender to implement an internet TV streaming solution for the country. Mr Ndongo said the ...

Jun 08, 2017   Satellite Provider Intelsat Opens Regional Office In Nairobi, Kenya

Intelsat, a global satellite services provider, has confirmed it is setting up a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. According to the company, the move is to "enhance the company's responsiveness to its media and connectivity customers". The organisation believe that ...

Jun 06, 2017   US$ 26 Million Spent On 620,000 Set-Top Boxes For Nigerians, So Far - NBC

Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - the body in charge of the broadcast media industry in the country - has confirmed it has spent $26 Million (US) to procure 620,000 set-top boxes so far for the Nigeria digital switchover programme. ...

Jun 06, 2017   Netflix To Reach 128 Million Subscribers And US$15 billion By 2022 - Report

Netflix, the global Video On Demand services behemoth is said to be on track to reach up to 130 million subscribers by 2022, with more of its users now coming from outside its home country - the United States. According ...

Jun 06, 2017   Supersport Revamps Channel Offering For More Predictable Scheduling

DStv's Supersport is revamping its channel line-up in a bid, according to the company, 'to provide a better viewing experience' to all sports lovers. Accordingly, Supersports customers are now being promised up to 14 dedicated channels from the Supersports and ...

Jun 05, 2017   Digital Migration: Will Nigeria Meet The June 2017 Deadline Date?

After missing the original deadline for the migration of broadcasting signals from analogue to digital as set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Nigeria set a new internal deadline of June 2017. Now, as June 2017 is here, the entire ...

Jun 05, 2017   Continental Broadcasting Services (CBS) To Close Down 'TVC News Africa'!

Broadcast Media Africa have learnt that Nigeria-based Continental Broadcasting Services (CBS) - owners of Television Continental (TVC) brand - have reached the decision to wind down its pan-African news operation, TVC News Africa. Sources close to the company said the ...

Jun 05, 2017   CNBC Africa Celebrates 10 Years Of Daily Afrocentric Financial News

When CNBC Africa launched on 01 June 2007 to bring Africa's financial and economic story 'to a continent-wide and international audience', few wondered how long the franchise it would last. Fast forward ten (10) years, and it does seem it ...

Jun 02, 2017   Euronews And Ivorian's RTI Accuse Senegalese Excaf Telecom Group Of Content Piracy

France's Euronews and Ivory Coast's Radio Télévision Ivoirienne (owners of the RTI1 and RTI2 channels) have reportedly issued a formal cease notice to the Senegalese firm Excaf Telecom Group, asking it to stop rebroadcasting their content without official authorisation. According ...

Jun 02, 2017   Kenya: Seacom's Data Services 'Back Online' After Undersea Fibre Repair

After a period of outages to many of its corporate customers in Kenya, Seacom - the communications infrastructure company - have announced that regular services will resume following the successful completion of the repair work to one of it undersea ...

Jun 02, 2017   Zambia: Multichoice Wins Landmark Case Against ZNBC And China's TopStar Communications

Multichoice Zambia has won an injunction stopping the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and Chinese digital TV services provider TopStar Communications from interfering with arrangements for the broadcast of local free-to-air channels in the country. Presently, Multichoice Zambia's GOtv customers ...