Broadcasting Services

May 21, 2020  |  SABC's Corporate Plans Facing Strong Headwind From Covid-19 Impact

South Africa's public broadcaster, the SABC has said that it might have to revise its corporate plans for 2020/21 because of the debilitating impact of the Coronavirus on its revenue stream!. The media organisation's plan was hinged on aggressive increases ...


May 21, 2020  |  e.TV South Africa Probably First In Africa To Do National News Broadcast From-Home!

As the eMedia Investments offices in Cape Town, South Africa became shuttered following the Covid-19 related death of a cameraman and resulting quarantining of most staff; it became necessary for the show to go on, elsewhere. It was against this ...


May 19, 2020  |  NIGERIA: Consumer Group Implores Multichoice Cease Proposed Tariff Hike!

A local consumer group in Nigeria - The Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers (ATCIS) - have written to the management of  MultiChoice Nigeria to request that the operators of DStv and GOtv platform stop its intended increases ...


May 04, 2020  |  South Africa: SABC’s Full-Time Education Channel Goes Live

As of today, 4 May 2020, an exclusive SABC channel dedicated only to educational content will go live. According to a statement issued by the national broadcaster, the SABC Education channel will first be available on YouTube and Digital Terrestrial ...


Zimbabwe: ZBC Board Welcomes New Acting CEO

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) board has appointed its Non-Executive Director Ms Helliate Rushwaya as the national broadcaster’s new acting Chief Executive Officer. A communications and media training specialist with more than 20 years of industry experience, Rushwaya has worked ...

South Africa’s Broadcasters Make Drastic Changes To Deal With COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown have necessitated some drastic operational changes at South Africa’s major TV broadcasters. The SABC and Etv have revealed that they respectively have implemented several measures to ensure that they are able to continue providing ...

MultiChoice Pledges To Invest $238K In Community TV Stations

As part of the MultiChoice Group’s (MCG’s) continued initiative to support the local video entertainment sector, the company has pledged to support three of South Africa’s community TV stations with an investment of over $238 000. The pay-TV giant says ...

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Sued Over Inaccessible Information On COVID-19 - Reports

Three organisations that represent people who are deaf and visually impaired have sued the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) demanding to be provided with accurate information and updates on the coronavirus pandemic in a format which is accessible to them. The ...

NBC Foresees COVID-19 Presenting Opportunities And Challenges For Namibian Media - Reports

Stanley Similo, the Director-General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) said that the broadcaster reaches over 1,6 million people daily via its various platforms and it is fully prepared to keep Namibians informed about COVID-19. He noted that there had ...

BTV World Channel Launched In North Africa Via Bangabandhu Satellite

Bangladesh’s state-owned Bangladesh Television (BTV) has launched its broadcast in North African countries to meet the interest of local viewers, especially expatriate Bangladeshis, via the Bangabandhu satellite. The Bangladeshi satellite “Bangabandhu-1” in partnership with Thaicom-6, a Thai satellite, is responsible ...

Zambia: ZNBC Employees Not Paid Since February - Reports

The Zambia Union of Broadcasters and Other Information Disseminators (ZUBID), has revealed that ZNBC has not paid its employees since February. The union, last week Wednesday, reportedly gave a 24 hours’ ultimatum to the Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC), to ...

South Africa: TV Ratings Hit A Record High During COVID-19 Lockdown - Reports

South Africa’s national lockdown period to try and curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has given rise to some record TV ratings in the country with millions of viewers tuning in to watch the news and more entertainment content. ...

Zambia: Govt Removes Prime TV From TopStar Platform - Reports

The Zambian government’s recent decision to remove Prime TV from the TopStar digital migration platform has reportedly been criticised by many media groups and opposition political parties among other stakeholders. Zambia’s largest privately-owned TV station was abruptly removed from the ...

South Africa: SABC Collaborates With Department Of Education To Launch Learner Support Content On TV And Radio

South Africa’s national public broadcaster, SABC, and the Department of Basic Education have rolled out a multi-media learner support initiative titled “COVID-19 Learner Support”. The project is aimed at limiting the impact of the national lockdown to the school calendar ...