Broadcasting Services

Oct 02, 2017  |  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. ...


Sep 28, 2017  |  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 ...


Sep 27, 2017  |  Financially Embattled SABC Declares Massive Revenue Loss For 2016/17

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has recorded a ZAR977m loss after tax for the fiscal year 2016/17. According to its annual report published on Tuesday. This recent loss more than doubles the loss recorded in 2016 because of its continuing ...


Sep 25, 2017  |  Nigeria: TStv Launch Of Pay-As-You-Consume TV Rattles DStv, StarTimes, Others

In Nigeria, Multichoice DStv/GOtv and StarTimes and other emerging payTV providers seem to be facing a tough competitive change as the new Pay-Tv company, Telcom Satellite TV (TStv) launches Pay-as-You-Consume model and data bundle. TStv plans to roll out its ...


SABC Considers Disposal Of Assets In London (UK) In The Face Of Financial Meltdown

The SABC is looking at the possible sale of real estate assets in London (United Kingdom) as a result of its continuing financial downturn. The South African Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo stated the readiness to dispose of the ...

Kwese TV Set To Re-Launch In Zimbabwe Following Court Victory

Kwese TV is said to re-commence its services in Zimbabwe following the favourable decision from the local courts - that annulled the ban it was given by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). Last Friday, a Zimbabwean local high court ...

Cape Town TV Looks "Confidently" To The Future As It Celebrates 10 Years On Air

Cape Town TV, a community TV station in the South African province of Cape Town is celebrating the ten years milestone of uninterrupted broadcasting serving its community. Based in 'cosmopolitan suburb of Observatory' the TV station operates two working studios ...

South Africa: SABC Reviews Options For Editorial Code And Content Policy

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is assiduously working to revamp and realign its editorial code and content policy. To this end, it is rigorously looking at the submissions received stemming from its call to the public and civil societies ...

Nigeria: National Police Force To Launch The "Nigerian Police Broadcasting Service"

According to industry news report from Nigeria, the Nigerian national police service is finalising arrangements to launch a dedicated broadcasting operation, which, if the report is correct, will start broadcasting on the 28 of November 2017. A statement attributed to ...

Cameroon: Government To Close TV Platforms With Pro-Secession Channels

The government of Cameroon has reaffirmed its resolve to shut down any satellite and cable platforms that are carrying 'pro-secession' television and radio stations. The country's authorities have earlier in January 2017 banned a few stations who were believed to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...