Broadcast Regulation

May 03, 2021  |  Zambia: Regulator Urges Broadcasters To Follow Code Of Conduct

The first private commercial television station in Zambia, Muvi Television, and other broadcasting stations, has received a warning from the Independent Broadcasting Authority of Zambia (IBA) to guard against the airing of materials that conflict with the broadcasting code of ...


Apr 29, 2021  |  Kenya: Regulator Suspends TV Station For Broadcasting Inappropriate Content

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) released a statement regarding the suspension on Mt Kenya Television as a consequence of airing obscene content in a children’s programme. The Authority is enforcing its judgement for a period of four weeks. According ...


Apr 28, 2021  |  Update: Nigeria's Broadcasting Regulator Clarifies Debacle With Channels TV

The Director of Public Affairs of Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mrs Franca Aiyetan, said that Channels TV has apologised for infringing on the broadcasting code. Aiyetan further elaborated on the intention of the letter from the commission. According to ...


Apr 27, 2021  |  Nigeria: Govt. Suspends Channels TV For "Breach Of Broadcast Code"!

Channels TV, the news and current affairs TV station vastly popular in Nigeria, has been suspended by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - the country's broadcast regulator! In a letter from the Acting Director-General of the NBC, Professor Armstrong Idichaba, ...


Ghana: Authorities Close Shop For 49 Unlicenced TV Stations - Reports

In Ghana, a monitoring exercise focusing on satellite Free-To-Air television platforms has revealed 49 television stations operating without licences. Leading the exercise was the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana. The authority's whose primary mandate is to license media houses ...

Uganda: Regulator Plans To Switch-Off Unlicensed Radio Stations – Reports

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) - the body that regulates the media and communications sector in Uganda -  has communicated to all radio broadcasters regarding its new licensing framework for the broadcasting sector. In its recent communications to the industry, ...

South Africa: SABC Implements Controversial Disciplinary Policy - Reports

The Broadcasting Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu), has accused the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) management of failure to consult stakeholders regarding the newly implemented disciplinary policy. Bemawu has filed a demand at the SABC to withdraw the ...

Nigeria's Broadcast Stations To Lose Signals And Have Frequencies Reallocated For Unpaid Licence Fees – NBC

An announcement by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - the broadcast media regulator in Nigeria, has called on all broadcasting stations owing broadcast licence fees to have their debts settled before the 31st of March 2021. The notice demands that ...

Mozambique: Restrictive New Broadcasting Laws May Hinder Freedom Of Speech – Reports

As reported by industry sources, Mozambique's freedom of speech may be restricted should the Mozambique Parliament pass the proposed media and broadcasting laws. Media reports indicate that organisations such as the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) and the Electoral ...

South Africa: eNCA's Racism Case Dismissed By Industry Watchdog

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) has dismissed a complaint against eNCA over its reporter's alleged racism. Several complaints were submitted to BCCSA against the news broadcaster for airing material that encouraged hatred against black people. After consideration, the ...

Online Broadcasting Regulations Underway In Zambia

Director-General Josephine Mapoma from the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in Zambia has shared the authority’s plan to enforce guidelines and code of ethics for online broadcasting stations. The Independent Broadcasting Authority has urged broadcasters to register operating licences without fear ...

Senegal: Authorities Shut Down Local TV Stations And Restrict Internet Access

Sen TV and Walf TV have been suspended due to allegations laid by Senegal's regulatory authority. The authority has accused the TV stations of excessively covering and broadcasting protest images on loop after Pastef party leader and former presidential candidate ...

South Africa: Netflix Adds Age Rating Restrictions To Content As Per Regulations

Most, if not all of Netflix's content accessible in South Africa, are now being labelled with age and maturity rating restrictions that would bring them in line with the South Africa Films and Publications Board (FPB)'s standards and requirements.   ...

100,000+ South Africans Have Petitioned Against Changes To TV Licence Tax

More than 110,000 South African have voiced their opposition against plans that will force users of laptops, tablets, decoders and streaming platforms to be liable for TV licenses that will benefit the public broadcaster, the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). ...