Broadcast Regulation

Jan 15, 2020  |  Nigeria’s Govt Ends MultiChoice’s Exclusive Rights To English Premier League -Reports

The Nigerian government has reportedly issued a directive ending exclusive rights in broadcasting major sporting events in the country. This means that MultiChoice’s long-standing monopoly on the live airing of high-profile sports events has come to an abrupt end. The ...


Jan 13, 2020  |  Nigeria: Govt Instructs Broadcasting Commission To Create Jobs

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has instructed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately rollout measures to re-position the broadcast industry with a view to sanitise the sector, create jobs, promote local content, boost the advert ...


Dec 20, 2019  |  Ghana: Broadcasters’ Association Introduces Revised Standard For Free-to-Air TV Broadcasters

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has introduced a revised standard on Direct-To-Home (DTH) and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receivers that will make the Conditional Access System (CAS) non-mandatory for all Free-To-Air (FTA) receivers. The new standard rolled out by ...


Dec 13, 2019  |  Zambia Welcomes New Board For Independent Broadcasting Authority

Zambia’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya, introduced a new seven-member board of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) earlier this week. The new board comprises of Sipho Phiri, Beatrice Mwansa, Chanda Kasolo, Claire Limbwambwa, Chalimba Phiri, Margaret Kaniki ...


Nigeria: NBC To Issue 200 New Licences To Broadcast Stations -Reports

The Director-General of Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is’haq Modibbo Kawu recently disclosed that the commission has decided to issue 200 additional licenses for broadcasting stations across the country. Kawu made this announcement while speaking at the fifth anniversary of ...

Zimbabwe: Broadcasting Minister Calls For Regulator To Open Electronic Media Space

Monica Mutsvangwa, Zimbabwe’s Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, has called on the new Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe board to expedite the opening up of the electronic media space in Zimbabwe and ensure that citizens enjoy their rights as stipulated ...

Kenya’s Copyrights Board And CA Urge Broadcasters To Obtain Content Licenses Before Distribution

Kenya’s broadcast and telecoms content service providers have been given until November 29 to adhere to all copyright laws as stipulated in their license conditions and still be compliant to any other legal obligations as they offer their products and ...

IBA Shuts Down Zambia’s Lutanda Radio For Promoting Tribalism And Hate Speech -Reports

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has announced that it has with immediate effect suspended the broadcasting license for Zambia’s Lutanda Radio Station for 30 days after the station broadcast a story with the potential to promote hate speech. IBA’s Director-General ...

Zimbabwe’s Govt To Roll Out Digital Broadcasting – BAZ

The Zimbabwean Government will begin broadcasting on the long-awaited digital TV platform despite having deployed just 18 out of an intended 48 transmitters since the process was put in place four years ago. Speaking during the recent induction for newly ...

Ghana’s Broadcasting Bill To Be Presented To Parliament Next Year

Ghana’s new Broadcasting Bill is to be laid before the nation’s Parliament in January, next year. The law seeks to improve the falling standards in Ghana’s electronic media sector and ensure that it starts to embrace modern best practices. Ghana’s ...

Nigeria: New Media Regulations Spark Concerns Around Freedom Of Expression

Nigeria’s new media code that was established in July and approved by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari increases fines for media indecency, inciting of violence or hate speech to 5 million nairas (nearly $14,000) from the initial 500,000 nairas ($1,400). Nigeria ...

Tanzania’s Kwanza Broadcasting Limited Set To Appeal Suspension

The management of Kwanza Broadcasting Limited in Tanzania is intending to appeal the suspension of Kwanza TV’s operations for six months by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). The regulator banned Kwanza online TV in September, this year, for airing ...

Copyright Commission Warns Cable Operators Against Illegal Broadcasting In Nigeria

The Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), John Asein, during a recent meeting with representatives of the Association of Cable Operators of Nigeria (ACON) in Abuja, Nigeria said that the NCC would not tolerate broadcast piracy in any form. ...

Nigeria: Govt Presses Forward With WebTv Licensing Despite Outcry -Reports

Nigeria’s Federal government has confirmed that it will go ahead with the licensing of online televisions, as the move will sanitise the country’s broadcast industry. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, made this revelation and also ...