Broadcasting Services

Aug 15, 2019  |  Viacom And CBS Set To Merge As ViacomCBS

After three years of negotiations following 13 years as separate entities, a mega-merger is looming. The two media giants, CBS and Viacom, have agreed to reunite in a global deal that will have an impact on the entire African continent. ...


Aug 14, 2019  |  South Africa: SABC Acting COO Resigns

The acting chief operations officer of South Africa's cash-strapped national broadcaster has resigned. Craig van Rooyen, who will exit the SABC on September 9, jumps ship after only three months as acting COO.His resignation comes just after the state-owned radio ...


Aug 14, 2019  |  South Africa’s SABC Radio Stations Barred From Announcing PSL Scores

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s scuffle with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over broadcast rights has resulted in local football no longer being featured on any SABC radio stations in the foreseeable future. SABC TV stations have had a PSL blackout since the ...


Aug 13, 2019  |  Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Gets New Boss

Ghana’s National Media Commission (NMC) together with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have appointed the communication expert Prof. Amin Alhassan, as the Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. The Commission has also appointed the multiple award-winning sales leader, Frederick Amissah, ...


Fox Africa Boss Repositioned As Restructuring Continues

The Walt Disney Company has revealed that it has repositioned the role of Fox Africa boss, Evert van der Veer, who will now be looking after all of the combined Fox and Disney channels in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, ...

Zimbabwe's Minister Of Broadcasting Services Challenges Transmedia Board

Monica Mutsvangwa, Zimbabwe's Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services has announced that the newly-appointed Transmedia Corporation Private Limited board is mandated to provide guidance and leadership that will transform the organisation and ensure that good corporate governance is adhered ...

Fox Sports Africa To Rebrand Channels And Online Site To ESPN

Fox Sports Africa has announced that as of 30 August, its African audience will access ESPN shows on TV and online with the official rebrand of Fox Sports Africa to ESPN. The channels FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 will ...

NBC Grants Satellite Broadcast Licence To Nigerian University

The National Broadcasting Commission has granted approval for a Direct Satellite Broadcast (DSB) licence for Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. The NBC’s Director-General, Ishaq Kawu, said that the licence would allow the University to operate its own television station ...

South Africa: E.tv's Open News Brand And App Shut Down 9 Months After Rollout

e.tv has announced that it has ended its Open News brand and also shut down the app just nine months after rolling out the TV news channel in November last year on its Openview satellite TV platform in South Africa. ...

Nigeria: Top Broadcasting Executive Says Social Media Can Make Broadcasters Lazy

One of Nigeria’s key broadcasting executives, Yemi Sonde says that some of the country’s broadcasters have become lazy because of the presence of social media and are no longer making efforts to develop their creative abilities. He stated this recently ...

Ghana’s Government Says It Has Not Approved Sale Of GBC Channels To Private Buyers

Ghana’s Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah recently stated that the country’s government had not advised the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to sell any of its channels to private investors. In an interview on Radio Ghana, the Minister revealed that the ...

No Funding For SABC Unless It Complies With Conditions -South African Govt

South Africa’s Treasury Director-General, Dondo Mogajane, said in parliament yesterday that the SABC would have to comply with the conditions that have been laid down by the Treasury before it can access multi-billion-rand bailout that it has requested from the ...

South Africa’s SABC Set To Lay Off 33% Of Staff And Shut Down Five Offices -Reports

South Africa’s national broadcaster, the SABC, in a statement issued to the Sunday Times, has announced plans to close down five offices, decrease the headcount of management by 37% and lay off a third of its staff to save the ...

BBC Closes Down Operations In Burundi

The British public radio broadcaster BBC has decided to shut down its Burundi bureau following disagreements with the government over the airing of programmes. Larry Madowo, BBC's Africa Business Editor, said that all efforts towards settling a recent dispute over ...


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