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Broadcasting Services  |  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 ...


Broadband  |  Massive Investment Required To Drive Data Explosion In Africa: Funke Opeke, CEO, Main One

Ms Funke Opeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Main One, has urged global TMT investors to participate in the 'data explosion' happening across Africa. She joined other key players in Africa's data wholesale business at the International Telecoms Week summit ...


Broadcasting Services  |  SABC's Acting CEO James Aguma Removed From Position!

Industry news sources in South Africa have reported that Mr James Aguma - South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s incumbent CEO - has been relieved of his position. According to news websites My Broadband and FIN24, the Communications Minister, Ms Dlodlo, has ...


Pay TV  |  Is Strive Masiyiwa Spending Another 1.2 Billion Dollars On Kwese TV?

Is Econet Media ready to invest another 1.2 million US dollars to support its Pay TV platform - Kwese? The answer is yes! According to the website Techzim. Techzim said a leaked Econet Media 2016 business plan indicates that Mr ...


Broadcasting Services  |  Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Gets A New Management Board

A new management board is in place at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Chief Duro Onabule will chair the board with,  members comprising of Abdul Hamid, Steve Egbo, Salisu Dembos, Fatima Bada, Mohammed Labo, Wole Coker and Stephen Okpanachi. The ...


Broadband  |  Charles Oshuremi Appointed Africa Executive For WhiteSpace Alliance

The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA), a global industry body involved with the management and optimisation of spectrum have announced the appointment of Mr Charles Oshunremi has its executive adviser for Africa. Mr Oshunremi is tasked with driving forward WSA activities on ...


Radio Broadcasting  |  NIGERIA: RayPower FM Has A New Boss As Former Head Launch Kennis FM

The owners of Ray Power FM in Nigeria have announced the appointment of a new Managing Director - Mr Ambrose Somide. Mr Somide is taking over from erstwhile head of the organisation, Mr Kenny Ogungbe who left to start Kennis ...


Video-On-Demand  |  Netflix Loses Company's Chief Product Officer Of 18 Years

Neil Hunt, the executive that has been in charge of Netflix's products development for upwards of 18 years, will be leaving the organisation, to be replaced by Greg Peters. According to Netflix, they have also parted ways with Tawni Cranz, ...


Digital Migration  |  SA New Communications Minister To Deliver On Analogue To Digital Migration, Hopefully

Post the ministerial changes that took place at the Department of Communication in South Africa, it is now hoped that the new Communications Minister, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo will 'speedily' and 'efficiently' conclude the digital switchover process in South Africa. South ...


Advertising  |  Digital Innovations Will Keep Advertising Industry Relevant In Nigeria

Emeka Okeke, CEO of Media Fuse Dentsu Aegis Network Nigeria is urging the advertising industry in Nigeria and across Africa to adapt quickly to the current digital revolution, or face an uncertain future Addressing industry stakeholders in Nigeria, he stated ...


Broadcasting Services  |  South Africa Loses Media Icon Joe Mafela

South Africa has lost a great media superstar in Joe Mafela who died on 18 March 2017. Dubbed "the face of South African entertainment". His 50 year plus career started at the age of 22 and saw him take on ...


Free-To-Air TV  |  NIGERIA: TV Anchor, Suleiman Aledeh Reveals Why He Quit Channels Television

Nigeria's Channel Television's reporter and producer, Mr Sulaiman Aledeh recently resigned from the company to join AriseTV. Mr Aledeh was with Channels Television for eight years and co-anchored the popular breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. He said he left the organisation ...


Digital Migration  |  Nigeria Ready For June 2017 Digital Migration - Modibo Kawu (NBC)

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (Nigeria), Mallam Issaq Modibo Kawu, has announced that Nigeria is ready for the digital switchover (DSO) scheduled for June 2017. Broadcastingandmedia.com understands that although the DSO plan will not initially cover the ...


Pay TV  |  Fox Networks Group Appoints Paolo Agostinelli To Head Channel Distribution For Europe And Africa

As executive VP to start in April, Paolo Agostinelli will manage deals for Fox Networks Group (FNG) with regards to their channels in Europe and Africa. Paolo Agostinelli comes to FNG from Tata Sky. In his new role, Agostinelli, based ...


Broadcasting Tech  |  Andrew Hanlon Is New CEO Of Nigeria's Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS)

Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS) Limited announced that Andrew Hanlon would its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective mid-February 2017. Andrew Hanlon, who is from the Republic of Ireland, has extensive experience in the industry. He is a founding director of TV3 ...


Radio Broadcasting  |  Low-Cost Smartphones - Key To Digital Radio Success In Africa

If digital radio services are to take-off and be successful in Africa, there is a need for low-cost mobile phones with digital radio receivers to be readily available. This is from Mr Omar Essack CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, South Africa. ...


Pay TV  |  Strive Masiyiwa's Broadcast Empire Set To Challenge Multichoice

MultiChoice's strangle of the payTV market in Africa is now facing a full-blown challenge by Strive Masiyiwa who is building up a broadcast empire for this. Econet Media houses the broadcasting platform Kwesé. To make this happen, his Econet Media ...


Content Services  |  APPOINTMENT: Helga Palmer Becomes Endemol Shine Africa’s New Managing Director

The selection of Helga Palmer as the new managing director of the company has been announced by Endemol Shine Africa on 15 December 2016. Endemol Shine Africa is the creator of popular TV series like Survivor, Clash of the Choirs, ...


Content Services  |  INTERVIEW: "Internationally Tested Formats With Local Talent Is Key To OTT Content Success"

The CEO of ZEE TV in Africa, Mr Harish Goyal, spoke to Broadcasting Media Africa about key issues in relation to the exploding OTT TV and Video On Demand services accross Africa, looking at factors that may influence and ultimately determine ...