Broadcasting Services

Aug 09, 2017  |  Liberia: State Broadcasting Service To Go Off-Air Over Budget And Pay!

It is being reported that the staff and workers of the Liberian Broadcasting Service (LBS) are looking to down tools and take the station off-air in a dispute with the state government over lack of proper funding due to 'low ...


Aug 07, 2017  |  Nigeria: John Momoh, Channel TV Boss, Challenged By Content Aggregator Company

Broadcast Media Africa have learnt that an 'unwanted' feud may be brewing in the Nigeria digital ecosystem between the countries broadcasters and the licensed digital content aggregator. Reports from Nigeria suggested that the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) - the ...


Aug 07, 2017  |  South Africa's Digital Migration Hampered By Set-Top Boxes Procurement Irregularities

The already troubled digital migration programme in South Africa is set to be further marred by controversy with the recent situation surrounding the alleged state-sponsored set-top boxes procurement irregularities. According to reports from South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper, it is ...


Aug 03, 2017  |  360+ Applications Received To Fill Permanent Board Positions At the SABC

The South African's Parliamentary Communications Committee charged with processing and filling of the vacant board positions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it has already received more than 360 legitimate applications from interested persons to be ...


Kenya: Court Case On The Sale Of Wananchi Group (Zuku) Should Go Ahead!

It does appear that the high legal drama surrounding Wananchi Group (the owner of brand Zuku) is not abating anytime soon. A recent ruling by a High Court in Kenya has confirmed that the legal challenge to stop the sale ...

SABC's Contract With TV License Fee Collection Agency Has Been Revoked!

A High Court in Johannesburg, South Africa has struck-off the contract between the South African Broadcasting Corporation SABC and LornaVision, its TV license fee collection agency. The Court said that the contract to collect TV license fee awarded to LornaVision ...

Zimbabwe: DStv Customers Are Asked To Pay Only In Cash And In US Dollars

DStv's customers in Zimbabwe are protesting the move by the company, asking them to pay for the services only in cash and in US Dollars. It is common knowledge Zimbabwe currently has issues with her monetary and fiscal arrangements, but ...

Nigeria Govt. Might Change Broadcasting Law To 'Punish' Advertisers Not Supporting Local

In a dramatic move to drive advertisers and sponsors to support local media properties in Nigeria, the country's Government is considering a change of the broadcasting code - the set of laws and regulations governing the industry - to ensure ...

NIGERIA: National Government To Create Venture Capital For Creative Industry

The Nigerian government has announced it will establish a US$ 1 million venture capital fund to drive and boost the nation's Creative Industry including music, films, and others. Making the announcement at an industry event on Creative Industry Financing in ...

South Africa: Licence Fee Collection Agency Seeking Payment From SABC

The agency responsible for collecting TV licence in South Africa is chasing its principal - the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) - over unpaid service fees for work done. Lorna Vision says it is now considering legal options available to ...

SABC Will Sue Former COO To Recover ZAR14 Million (USD 1.1 Million)

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the beleaguered former COO of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should expect another court summons shortly, as his former employer - the SABC - has decided to sue him in order to recover the sum of ZAR14 ...

Integrated Television Service (ITS) Deploys 30 Digital TV Channels In Nigeria

Integrated Television Service (ITS) - a key player in the Nigerian digital TV space - has announced the addition of 30 Free-to-air TV channels to its platform. ITS is a joint venture initiative between the country's leading state broadcasters, the ...

Nigeria's Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) To Launch New Direct-To-Home (DTH) Platform

A new DTH TV platform is coming to the Nigerian broadcasting marketplace, and this new platform is the brainchild of Mr Bright Echefu and his Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) outfit. Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) has reportedly entered into a technical ...

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 ...