Broadcasting Services

Jun 21, 2019  |  Research Company Releases List Of Kenya’s Highest Ranking TV And Radio Stations

A recent report of the research done by Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) has named the TV and Radio Stations which captured the majority of the Kenyan audience over the last seven days. The African-based research firm gathered the ...


Jun 17, 2019  |  Kenya: KBC Investigated Over Alleged Fraudulent Deals With MultiChoice And GoTV -Reports

Kenya’s National Assembly has recently launched investigations into suspected fraudulent activity in the multi-billion-shilling business collaborations between Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), GoTV Kenya Limited and MultiChoice Africa Limited. The investigation by the committee on Communication, Information and Innovation was initiated ...


Jun 17, 2019  |  South Africa's SABC Warns Of Imminent Communication Blackout Due To Financial Woes

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is in the midst of some serious financial issues, and has warned South Africans that a communication blackout is ‘imminent’. The Chairman of the SABC board, Bongumusa Makhathini, told the Sunday Times publication that ...


Jun 13, 2019  |  M-Net Fights Back Against Video Streamers With New Strategy To Reshape Traditional Broadcasting

Traditional linear TV broadcasters in the United States and now also in Africa are fighting back against the increasing popularity of video streaming services, and MultiChoice's M-Net is leading the movement with the first new trend - longer episode lengths ...


Sky Limited Removes Nigerian Television Authority From Its UK Cable Platform

Sky Limited, Europe’s largest digital satellite TV service, has removed The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from its UK cable platform.  Sky’s website confirms that NTA has been barred from airing on Channel 794.   A message on Sky’s website stated ...

South Africa: SABC To Give 25% Free Advertising Airtime To Small Agencies As Part Of Competition Commission Ruling

Starting from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020 the SABC will be giving all qualifying small ad agencies 25% free advertising airtime as part of the Competition Tribunal's order which was announced in February 2019. The South African public ...

Kenya Broadcasting Commission Calls For Govt Intervention In Settlement Of Historical Debts

The Managing Director of the Kenya Broadcasting Commission, Dr Naim Bilal has declared that there is a need to update the Kenya Broadcasting Act cap 221 to allow for the establishment of a functional public service broadcaster and also to ...

Independent Broadcast Authority Issues New Directive To Zambia’s Radio, TV Stations

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has given a new directive that all TV and radio stations in Zambia should start submitting broadcast recordings to the Authority every two weeks. The IBA’s Director-General Josephine Mapoma released a statement saying that the ...

Zimbabwean Government To Licence 24 TV Stations

Zimbabwe’s Secretary of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana has announced that Zimbabwe’s government is in the process of licensing 24 TV channels in order to increase access to information. Mangwana said that the channels would be open for ...

SABC's Radio Park Building Deemed Safe Following Recent Diesel Spillage

The South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) Radio Park building in Johannesburg has been cleared and deemed safe for occupation, and handed back to the national broadcaster after a final air sampling and health and safety check conducted by representatives of ...

SABC Announces New Acting COO

In South Africa, the SABC’s board has made a move and replaced former COO, Chris Maroleng, who was dismissed last week, by selecting Dr Craig Van Rooyen as their acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) with immediate effect. The SABC released ...

MultiChoice Invests In Community TV Stations To Enhance Entertainment Sector

The MultiChoice Group that has been investing in community TV stations throughout South Africa with technical training, equipment upgrades and content-sharing partnerships on community-level in an effort to build more video entertainment players in the country's broadcasting space. MultiChoice said ...

COO Of E-Media Investments Resigns

eMedia Investments confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Mark Rosin, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the broadcasting firm has resigned. No replacement had been named at the time. Sources from eMedia Investments said that Mark Rosin is leaving his post ...

Burundi Bans BBC And VOA Because Of Alleged False Reporting

Burundi has revealed that it has banned the U.K. public broadcaster BBC and also indefinitely suspended Voice of America (VOA), moves that international broadcasters and campaigners have described as a blow to press freedom. Burundi's media regulator National Communications Council ...