Broadcasting Services

Jun 21, 2021  |  South Africa: SABC To Score Big Win With Pay-TV "Must Carry" Content Regulations

The South African broadcasting regulator, ICASA, has published draft regulations that support the continuance of "must-carry" restrictions. However, a new commercial partnership mandate might see MultiChoice pay the SABC to keep the public broadcaster's three main channels on its DStv ...


Jun 18, 2021  |  Zimbabwe: New TV Stations Roll-Out To End Long-held Monopoly

In Zimbabwe, six of the fourteen companies that applied for television licenses were granted licenses following public hearings held last month per the 2013 Constitution's requirements. Legislators heard Wednesday that all six new free-to-air private television stations given broadcasting licenses ...


Jun 14, 2021  |  Namibia: Broadcaster Disciplines Anchors For "Acts Of Indiscipline" On-Air

After a harrowing on-air dispute, during a live broadcast that got seen by millions coining the term "Jessica we are live" on social media platforms. Namibia's NBC News has removed both NBC News anchor Elmarie Kapunda and sports presenter Jessica ...


Jun 04, 2021  |  MultiChoice Talent Factory Calls For Applications

After two years of operations, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has opened applications for its training programme. MTF has announced the closure of applications to occur on 30 June 2021. Eligible countries include Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, ...


South Africa: Public Broadcaster Asks Regulator To Intervene In Fight With Signal Carrier

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has handed over a letter to the Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) over alleged unfair pricing from the broadcast signal distributor, Sentech. The SABC Chief Operating Officer, Ian ...

Uganda: 32 Radio And TV Stations Take Their Government To Court!

The Uganda Media Owners Association has filed a lawsuit in the Kampala High Court alleging that the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) newly introduced levied licence fee will subjects its 32 radio and television stations to double taxation. The stations ...

Namibia: Employee Union Takes National Broadcaster To Court - Reports

BMA sources have revealed that the Namibian Public Workers Union (NAPWU) has, on behalf of the employees of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has filed a lawsuit against the country's national broadcaster. NAPWU has accused the broadcaster of placing its ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster Says Its On The Way To Financial Prosperity

Following recent developments within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) - which has seen the public broadcaster receiving enormous negative if at time unfair publicity - the SABC has reportedly recently about more favourable business performance. The SABC has announced ...

Namibia: NBC Striking Employees To Take Grievances To Parliament

The Namibian Public Workers Union (NAPWU) has announced plans to, with the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) workers, march to the Parliament building in retaliation to the NBC board’s decision to hire freelance workers. The strike is set to hit stage ...

SABC: Reports Of Delays In Payment Of Severance Package To Retrenched Staff

As reported by BMA's media sources, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been accused of not being able to afford staff salaries and severance packages for retrenched former employees of the public broadcaster. As such, the Communications Workers Union ...

South Africa: Union Drags Public Broadcaster To Court - Again!

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) has claimed to be taking the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to Court over unfair procedures and autonomous unfairness during SABC’s retrenchment process. SABC’s retrenchment process saw over 600 employees retrenched ...

Kenya: Exciting Adjustments To TV Landscape As KBC Relaunches

According to BMA sources, Kenyan’s renowned TV anchor Catherine Kasavuli will be among the prominent media personalities set to return to the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) once the station has relaunched. Kasavuli previously worked at Citizen TV, KBC, and KTN ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster Drives Non-Core Assets Disposals Despite Community Backlash

In South Africa, the public service broadcaster - SABC has announced it is going ahead with its planned disposal of non-core assets, including real estate properties in the country's North West's capital, Mahikeng. This is according to news reporting seen ...

Zimbabwe: Broadcaster Seeking To Supply More Channels With Digital Terrestrial License

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), a state-controlled broadcaster in Zimbabwe, has applied for the National Commercial Digital Terrestrial (NCDT) license in order to supply more channels. Critics have unwelcomed this request as unfair due to private stations being allocated limited ...