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Oct 17, 2019  |  South Africa: SABC News Channel Increases Market Share And Viewership -Reports

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said that it had increased the market share and viewership of its SABC News Channel (DSTV 404) from 34% last September to 38% in September 2019 on the DSTV pay-TV platform. The public broadcaster ...


Oct 11, 2019  |  South Africa’s SABC Faces Potential Music Boycott

The SABC’s financial woes have not only affected its ability to air local sports on its TV channels, but the public broadcaster has also short-changed many South African musicians. Earlier this year, South Africa’s Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced that ...


Oct 07, 2019  |  South Africa’s SABC To Receive $139 Million Cash Injection From Government

Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, South Africa’s Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has announced that the SABC would receive $139 million from the Government on Monday, October 7, 2019. On Friday, the Minister briefed the press on the funding allocation to ...


Oct 07, 2019  |  E.TV Ghana Celebrates 10 Years Of Operations In Ghana

e.TV Ghana is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its operations in Ghana. Nosisa Doe, the Programmes Manager of e.TV Ghana in a short documentary that was aired on e.TV Ghana, told the story of how e.TV Ghana had started in ...


South Africa’s SABC Appoints New COO

The SABC has appointed the businessman Ian Plaatjies as its new Chief Operations Officer. He will begin operating in his new role on 1 November. Plaatjies’ appointment was made public through an official media release on Wednesday 2 October. The ...

"Most South Africans No Longer Pay Their TV Licences" -SABC

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) delivered its 2018/19 annual report in parliament on Monday (30 September), announcing that the national broadcaster is technically insolvent. The SABC reported a massive loss of $31.4 mil for the year that ended in ...

Zimbabwe’s Information And Broadcasting Ministry Requires $691m

Zimbabwe’s Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Ministry revealed that it needs $691,3 million for the 2020 fiscal year in order to fulfil its national mandate that includes modernising the media space and making sure that the local and international public ...

Zambia: ZNBC Director-General Richard Mwanza To Leave His Post

The Director-General of the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Richard Mwanza is to leave the national broadcaster this week following the expiration of his contract. The Board that is led by Mulenga Kapwepwe did not renew Mwanza’s contract, which expired ...

Namibia’s NBC Turns Off Two More Private TV Channels On Digital Broadcasting Platform -Reports

Earlier this month, Namibia’s national broadcaster NBC announced that it would be executing severe job cuts because of financial crisis. The crisis began in December 2018 when the Government announced a policy decision to cut state spending and cut NBC’s ...

South Africa’s SABC Pushes Ahead With Plans To Hike TV Licence Fees, Amidst Objections

The SABC is going ahead with its plans to increase TV licence fees as it battles to increase its revenue. The executives at South Africa’s cash-strapped public broadcaster recently told MPs that the current TV licence tariff had remained unchanged ...

Media Stakeholders Urge Malawi Govt To Introduce TV Institute To Boost Industry

Malawi’s Government has been urged to roll out a television institute in order to boost the film and TV industry in Malawi. In an interview with Malawi24, the ex-TV presenter Geoffrey Kapusa said that the television industry in Malawi had ...

NBC Retrenches Staff As It Considers Possible Liquidation

Almost a third of the Namibian national broadcaster’s staff are at risk of losing their jobs, and the institution has said that it would probably return to an “end of transmission” era in a last-ditch effort to save its business. ...

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Names New Acting CEO

Following Patrick Mavhura’s sudden release from his position as CEO of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), Wisdom Hombarume, who is currently the ZBC’s director of digital media and broadcasting technology, has been appointed as the acting CEO. The government-controlled TV ...

South Africa: SABC Appoints New Acting COO

The SABC has announced that Sylvia Tladi has been appointed as the new Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) with immediate effect. The broadcaster released a statement saying that the appointment is in line with ensuring the continuity of business and ...

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