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Dec 12, 2019  |  Namibia: NBC Owes Music Composers Over Hundred Thousand USD In Royalties -Reports

The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (NASCAM) has announced that it is waiting for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to settle its outstanding debt in royalties that currently stand at N$1,7million ($114 000.00) in total, according to ...


Dec 12, 2019  |  BBC World Service To Increase Its Africa Audience With Six New Languages

Over the past five years, BBC’s World Service has invested millions in broadcast in Africa. In an interview with Balancing Act Africa, Mary Lusiba, the Head of Business Development, Africa at BBC World Service, spoke about the broadcaster’s achievements so ...


Dec 05, 2019  |  South Africa: SABC Pays Up Debt Owed To Producers

The SABC has paid up most of the debt it owed to South African production companies that were commissioned to create content for the public broadcaster. The Group CEO of the SABC, Madoda Mxakwe had announced in October that it ...


Dec 02, 2019  |  Nvivo TV Rolled Out In Nigeria

The entertainment and content distribution space in Nigerian is set to see a major transformation following the official rollout of Nvivo TV as part of the revelations made at the just concluded 9th Africa International Film Festival, which was held ...


DStv Concludes Assessment Of ZBC’s 24-Hour News Channel

It has been announced that MultiChoice (DStv) has concluded its assessment of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) 24-hour-news channel which aims to increase access to Zimbabwe’s relevant news as well as government policy information. This was revealed by Zimbabwe’s Minister ...

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Employees Issue Strike Notice Over Unpaid Salaries -Reports

Operations at the cash-strapped Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) could come to a grinding halt on December 7 after its staff issued a notice to down their tools due to salaries and pensions not being paid to retirees and staff. The ...

Openview Extends Content Protection Partnership With Nagra

Kudelski Group’s Nagra has announced that it has extended its content protection partnership with the South African FTA DTH services operator Openview. Nagra confirmed that its cardless content protection solutions would continue to secure eMedia, Openview’s free-to-view (FTV) satellite operations. ...

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Risks Going Off-Air Over Electricity Debt -Reports

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and its group of outlets across Ghana risk going off-air if the company’s debt to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is not immediately paid up. The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Yaw ...

South Africa: SABC Confirms Payment Plan To Clear Debt Owed To Local Artists

Thousands of composers and authors whose music is broadcast on SABC TV and radio can now rest assured that they will be receiving their royalty fees as the SABC begins to clear a massive backlog of debt. The SABC had ...

Namibia’s NBC Restores All Full Radio Services

Just one month after the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation revealed austerity measures and cut down on both TV and radio services in an effort to decrease costs, the broadcaster has now restored radio services fully. NBC’s spokesperson Umbi Karuaihe-Upi made this ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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