Broadcasting Services

Feb 08, 2018  |  Nigeria: Startimes Invests US 20 Million Dollars Annually In Entertainment Industry

Startimes, a leading Pay-TV company in Nigeria has declared that it had invested more than US 200 Million Dollars into the Nigerian entertainment industry over the past ten years. This assertion was made by Ms Guo Zi Qi, Vice President ...


Feb 06, 2018  |  South Africa: Multichoice Did Not Lean-On Communications Minister For Favours, Says CEO

Multichoice South Africa has refuted allegations in recent industry press that it had lobbied the Department of Communications (DoC) under the leadership of Ms Faith Muthambi for favourable decisions on the country's digital migration. According to a statement from the ...


Feb 02, 2018  |  Kenya: TV Stations Still Blocked - Despite Court Ruling To The Contrary

Further to our report on Tuesday 30th January that the government of Kenya has blocked some TV stations from broadcasting in protest to their planned coverage and broadcast of a mock presidential "inauguration" of opposition leader Raila Odinga, it seems ...


Feb 02, 2018  |  South Africa: ICASA Sets Up Major Investigation Into 'Suspicious' Payments By MultiChoice

ICASA, the regulator for South Africa's Broadcast and Communications industry, is said to have launched an investigation into some 'suspicious' payment activities that have been conducted by DStv Multichoice. Sources report said that following a complaint lodged by the South ...


Cameroon: CRTV Launches Dedicated 24-Hour News Channel

Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) has launched a dedicated, specialised news channel: CRTV News. The new platform goes live on Sunday 28th January. According to Mr Charles Ndongo, the Director General and CEO of CRTV, the launch of a dedicated news ...

Kenya: Government Blocks Television Stations From Broadcasting

The Kenyan government, it is reported, have shut down some TV stations in the country, allegedly for broadcasting a mock "Swearing-in" as president of the opposition leader Mr Raila Odinga. The broadcasting organisations that have been affected, according to reports ...

Zimbabwe Set For 'Feverish' Pay TV Competition As Dr Dish Enters The Fray

Dr Dish, the former commercial partner in Zimbabwe of Econet Media's Kwese TV,  has declared that it will enter the Pay TV market in Zimbabwe and, further down the line, across Southern Africa. Those in the know are aware that ...

Nigeria: University of Lagos Television (UNILAG TV) To Start Operations Next Month

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported that the newly licensed University of Lagos Television (UNILAG TV) will start on-air operation before the end of February 2018. According to the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the station - which ...

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) To Re-Think The TV Licensing Model

Reports from Accra, Ghana, indicates that the TV Licence implementation regime currently in force could be revisited and possibly revised by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). It would be recalled that GBC facilitated the establishment of a "Special Court" to ...

Ghana: Multichoice Says It Contributed USD23Million To GDP In Past Three Years

The Chairman, Board of Directors of Multichoice Ghana, Mr Richard Darko claims the company added more than USD 23 million to the Ghanaian economy in the past three years and had also contributed tremendously to the development of the creative ...

SABC Urges Changes To SA's Broadcasting Law To Check MultiChoice Alleged Monopoly

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is making representation to the ICASA (South Africa's broadcasting and telecommunication regulator) about the market structure in the country. According to SABC, the market is significantly skewed in favour of the dominant pay-TV operator ...

Ghana To Extend TV License To Content Viewed On Mobile Devices

Consumers of media content on mobile devices are to be liable for TV license fees in Ghana - this is according to Dr Akuffo Annor-Ntow, the Director General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). Ghana has recently been setting up a ...

South Africa: OpenView HD Claims It Has Reached Its 1 Million Subscriber Milestone

OpenView HD, South Africa’s fastest growing TV satellite operator, has achieved a significant feat as the second largest satellite Tv provider in South Africa, by exceeding its target of 1 million decoder activation, in less than four years of operation. ...

South Africa: TV Channel For Mixed-Race Community Launches Soon On StarSat

Rebranded ASTV set to launch South Africa’s first coloured TV channel OnseTV on Friday 29 September on the StarSat satellite Pay TV service of the Chinese Startimes Media in South Africa. Onse TV, a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking broadcast TV channel is ...