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Broadcasting Services  |  The BBC's New Director-General Takes A Dim View Of Subscription Model

BBC's newly appointed Director-General, Mr Tim Davie, has maintained that the BBC "will not be just another media company serving a specific group" and has kicked against the UK's public broadcaster becoming a "subscribed-to" media provider.   Mr Tim Davie, ...
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Content Services  |  Multichoice Drops BBC First, Says It's Part Of Refresh Strategy

Effective from 01 September, DStv subscribers would not be able to access the BBC First channel as it is being removed from Multichoice's channels listing.   The removal of BCC First, according to executives at Multichoice is part of the ...
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Former M-Net And Kwesé TV Exec Joins BBC Africa

Pierre Cloete, a former M-Net executive at MultiChoice and former Kwesé Sports boss has jumped ship to BBC Studios where will be stepping in as the new Commercial Director for the BBC channels that BBC Studios broadcasts in South Africa and ...

BBC And Nigeria’s Channels Television Rollout Co-Production

Nigeria’s Channels Television and the BBC launched a new current affairs programme titled Gist Nigeria on Channels TV on the 17th of April. The studio-based show that airs at 9 pm focuses on the stories behind the news, with unique ...

Ball-By-Ball Commentary As BBC Radio Gets Cricket World Cup 2019 Rights

The BBC has acquired the radio commentary rights to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for BBC Radio. Test Match Special will broadcast live commentary of next summer’s tournament on the BBC Sports website. The 12th ICC Cricket World Cup ...

Burundi Suspends Operation of BBC, VOA Ahead of May 17 Referendum

Burundi's National Communication Council announced on Friday that they had suspended operations by the British Broadcasting Association (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA) for six months accusing them of breaching press laws in the country. This ban by Burundi media ...

BBC To Get More Funding Via Adverts On Podcasts Outside UK

The BBC has announced it will start running adverts on its podcasts available outside the UK; a move made to source for new funding to supplement the BBC Worldwide's existing financial income. Listeners can listen or view global podcasts with ...

BBC Launches "Africa Eye" - A New Investigative TV Programme For Africa

Africa Eye is a new documentary platform from the BBC. The new strand which launches today will provide up to 20 original and high-impact investigations from across Africa on a yearly basis. Commissioning Editor for TV  Nisha Kapur, says: “Africa ...

BBC And ECB's Partnership Ends As TalkSport In Negotiation For SA Rights

The association between BBC and ECB has come to an end after TalkSport acquired a free-to-air radio right. Reports show that TalkSport is also in negotiating to secure rights for England’s 2019-2020 tour to South Africa. The last time BBC ...

South Sudan: BBC Stations Shutdown In South Sudan Over Unpaid Debts

South Sudan: BBC Stations Shutdown In South Sudan Over Unpaid Debts Authorities in South Sudan’s capital, Juba has put on lock and keys the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) relay stations in the nation for unpaid debts which have accumulated for ...

Kenya: BBC Africa Employs Larry Madowo As New Business Editor

Larry Madowo had landed a new job with the giant Media House British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a Business Editor. Larry Madowow is an outspoken Journalist and TV news anchor in Kenya with interest in Technology, Current Affairs and entertainment. ...

Media Giants BBC And CBS Agree To Deepen Collaboration In South Africa

Two global media giants, CBS News and BBC News have revealed their plan to kick-start a joint news bureau in Africa, to be based in  Johannesburg, South Africa. This collaboration indicates an upward climb in the budding relationship of both ...