Broadcast Regulation

Nov 26, 2020  |  Nigeria: Broadcast Regulator Sanctions Stations For Airing Doddy Cure Claims, Preachers, Others

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the agency that regulates broadcasting activities in Nigeria, has released "the regulatory breach profile" for the period between April to June 2020.   The NBC report indicated that in that period, it issued no less ...


Nov 12, 2020  |  Nigeria: Regulator Warns Broadcasters Against Impetuousness, Might Increase Sanctions

Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the acting director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - the regulator of Nigeria's broadcasting industry - has issued a stern warning to TV and radio operators in the country, asking them to ensure they are not ...


Nov 04, 2020  |  South Africa: Broadcasting Watchdog Fines e.TV For Airing Covid-19 Conspiracy Show

e.TV, a prominent South African broadcaster and its news platform eNCA, has been fined by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA)for contravening the broadcasting code when one of its shows featured an interview with a conspiracy theorist that ...


Nov 02, 2020  |  NIGERIA: Broadcasting Regulator - NBC - Is Being Sued!

The regulator of the Nigerian broadcasting industry, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is being dragged to court by a group of legal activists and civil rights organisations over its action to sanction a group of broadcasters because of the way ...


Nigeria: BON Goes To Lock Horns With Regulator Over #EndSARS Broadcasts

The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) - the umbrella body for most public and privately owned broadcast stations in Nigeria - has expressed regret and disagreement with the actions taken by Nigeria's broadcast industry regulator - the National Broadcasting Commission's ...

Nigeria: Uproar As Regulator Sanctions TV Stations For Protests Coverage

Channels, AIT and Arise TV - three of the most prominent privately-owned broadcasting outfits in Nigeria - has been sanctioned by the regulator of the Nigerian broadcast industry, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for "unprofessional conduct" and "using unverifiable footage" ...

South Africa: Govt. Ministry Explores TV License Fees Payment By Netflix Subscribers

The South African government department in charge of communications has requested that the regulations surrounding TV Licensing in the country to be reviewed and possibly changed to include payment by users of streaming services platforms like Netflix.   The rationale ...

South Africa's Govt. Explores "Relaxation" Of Broadcast Ownership Rules

In a move - said to be driven - by a desire to open up further the television and radio broadcasting industry in South Africa, the nation's government is considering permitting more foreign ownership involvement in the country's broadcasting and ...

South Africa: Govt.'s Proposals May 'Force' DStv To Offer More Free-To-Air Sports Channel

Reporting by the South African technology and media website is saying that the country's Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is asking ICASA (the industry regulator) to review the regulatory requirements for sports broadcasting with the aim of 'forcing' Multichoice ...

Ghana: Media Foundation Accuses Regulator Of Bias With Handling Of Sanctions

The Media Foundation For West Africa (MFWA) is unhappy with the Ghanaian media industry regulator -  National Communications Authority (NCA) - over the high and uneven handling of its sanctions and the possible breach of the citizen's right to information. ...

South Africa: Multichoice Prays Current Regulation On Sports In Unchanged

Following the move by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)  to propose a new regulatory framework for sports broadcasting - which will see significant sporting events being made available on a free-to-watch basis, Multichoice South Africa has responded ...

Nigeria: Broadcasting Regulator Dragged To Court Over Amended Broadcasting Code

Nigeria's broadcasting regulator - the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is being taken to Court by a film production company based in Lagos, Nigeria over the recently amended broadcasting code.   According to reporting by Nigeria Communications Week, Oakfil Production Limited, ...

South Africa: Regulator Aims To Make PayTV Sports Broadcast Free-To-Watch

South Africa's broadcast regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is conducting a review of the rules around sports broadcasting in the country.     As part of the review, ICASA is seeking to "identify and list national ...

Tanzania Regulator Bans Clouds FM And Clouds TV For Contraventions

The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) had on August 27 issued a broadcast suspension to Clouds FM and TV stations. The seven-day ban will take effect immediately.   According to the TCRA, the stations were banned because they, without due ...