Broadcasting Services

Mar 27, 2020  |  COVID-19 In Africa: How Public Service Media Can Keep People Informed, Educated And Entertained!

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) ’s Media Intelligence Service (MIS) has recently published a COVID-19 Public Service Media (PSM) Report to provide a holistic overview of how Europe’s Public Service Media (PSM) are responding to the critical challenge of keeping their citizens ...


Mar 27, 2020  |  COVID-19 In Africa: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Rolls Out Educational School Radio Broadcasts

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) through its various radio stations began airing school broadcasts on Monday this week. In an agreement that was signed between the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and KBC, the school programs will broadcast from Monday ...


Mar 23, 2020  |  Coronavirus Won’t Stop South Africa’s TV Shows - SABC

Many international TV series including Wendy Williams and Trevor Noah’s shows have suspended productions because of Covid-19. But South Africa’s TV shows are yet to halt production despite the strict precautionary measures that have been instituted in response to the ...


Mar 18, 2020  |  Mozambique TVM To Roll Out International Channel In Portugal

Mozambique’s national public television channel, Mozambique TVM, will for the first time roll out an international channel all across Portugal, a board member of the company told the national radio station RM last week Wednesday. Sergio Marcos, Mozambique TVM’s Executive ...


Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Calls For Govt Funding

The Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), Dr Josaya Tai recently said that Zimbabwe’s Government should restore the grants that used to be extended to the ZBC if the entity is to effectively carry out its public broadcaster mandate. ...

Ghana: Govt Calls For Broadcast Media Sector To Promote Cultural Values

Ghana’s broadcast media sector has been urged to promote the nation’s cultural values over foreign ones because Ghanaian cultural values keep fading, as more citizens embrace foreign cultural practices, according to Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Information. ...

South Africa: SABC To Get $71.8 Million Govt Bailout Next Month - Reports

South Africa’s national broadcaster, the SABC is expected to receive the remainder of its $209-million bailout by the end of next month, national treasury announced yesterday. This comes just after the SABC board was told that it would receive the ...

NTA's $500 Million Loan Not For Upgrade Alone, Says Nigerian Information Ministry

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, last week said that the controversial $500 million loan his Ministry is seeking is not only for the “upgrade” of the state broadcaster, NTA. He said that the loan would be used ...

Nigeria Customs Plans To Roll Out Broadcasting Network NCBN - Reports

In line with the ongoing reforms plan of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the agency is preparing to roll out Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network NCBN for FM Radio and TV stations in the six geopolitical zones of the Country. According ...

South Africa: SABC Denies Privatisation Of Commercial Media Assets - Reports

South Africa’s national broadcaster, the SABC, says that is not privatising 5FM, Metro FM, Good Hope FM and SABC3 and has not had any kind of discussions with the government around the future of these media assets. In a recent ...

Kenya: Former Kwese TV Exec To Head Nation Media Group

The former General Manager of Kwese Free TV Kenya, Monicah Waceke Ndung'u, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the broadcast division at the Nation Media Group (NMG). As the head of broadcasting, Ndung'u will be running the operations at NTV and Nation ...

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Creates Reforms Committee

Ghana’s National Media Commission (NMC), in partnership with the government and other industry stakeholders, has put together a committee to conduct the reforms of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). The committee aims to find new ways to make the GBC ...

Zimbabwe’s ZBC Faces Eviction Due To Rental Arrears - Reports

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has been taken to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Electricity Industry Staff Pension Fund (ZEISPF) in an attempt to recover a $43, 367, 33 debt that the State broadcaster owes it. According to a ...

Taskforce Elected To Facilitate Restructuring And Funding Of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

A 15-member taskforce that was put together to focus on issues of improvement of government information and public communication has recommended the funding and restructuring of the national broadcaster Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) to better enable efficient public broadcasting services. ...