Broadcasting Services

Apr 15, 2021  |  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 ...


Apr 14, 2021  |  "Amended National Broadcasting Code Is Yielding Positive Results" - Nigerian Minister

As previously reported by BMA, the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the industry regulators would enforce a fine of N100 000 (US$245) for local brand adverts that run on international broadcasting outfits, including any advertising ...


Apr 08, 2021  |  Uganda: Multichoice Launches 'Closer Together' Campaign

Multichoice has launched a new campaign called 'Closer Together' to offer Gotv Value Customers a variety of entertainment content following a successful two-month campaign called 'Tumbiiza Gotv' that saw decoder prices drop by 23%. As maintained by reports, the new ...


Apr 08, 2021  |  South Africa: SABC May Faces New Court Battle For "Unfair" Retrenchment Accusations

As reported by the media, the three unions representing South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) workers are having ongoing meetings to finalise strategies that may land the SABC in court. The unions, namely, Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu), ...


Nigeria: Group Lobbying For Removal Of Multichoice's Stranglehold On Industry

A pressure group, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), is continuing its campaign against Multichoice Nigeria, stating that the pay-tv operator is still ignoring the content diversity aimed at national growth and development in the country's northern parts. CNG has ...

Update: More Details On SABC And Openview Free-To-Air Broadcast Tie-Up

To recall, back in March, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), together with eMedia Investments, signed a channel supply agreement to ensure the public broadcaster supplies Openview with six television channels (SABC1, 2, 3, and three new channels) as well ...

Public Broadcaster - SABC - Concludes Retrenchment Of 621 Employees - Reports

Effective from 1 April 2021, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will be transitioning into a new structure that has been in process since June 2020. In the latest reports, the SABC Section 189 process began nine months ago and ...

South Africa: SABC Enters Free-To-Air Satellite Market Through Deal With Openview - Reports

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), together with eMedia Investments, has signed a channel supply agreement to ensure the public broadcaster supplies Openview with six television channels (SABC1, 2, 3 and three new channels) as well as nineteen radio stations. ...

SABC Producers Accuse Station Of Decimating Indigenous Languages

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Senior Editors have accused the broadcaster of discrimination against several indigenous languages, which violate the public broadcaster's mandate, this is according to reports. The Senior Editors are accusing the broadcaster of relegating television news ...

Nigeria: Multichoice Agrees To Add Three Northern TV Stations Following Petition

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) management team, Multichoice Nigeria Limited representatives, and the top official of CNG held a meeting at the commission's boardroom to discuss CNG's petition. The petition submitted accused Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners and operators of DSTV, ...

Nigeria: Multichoice Accused Of Ethnic-Biased Favouritism, By Pressure Group "CNG"!

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has laid claims against Multichoice Nigeria for allegedly ignoring content diversity aimed at national growth and development in the Northern region in Nigeria.  As a result, CNG has threatened to organise and enforce a ...

South Africa: SABC Renders 12 Radio Station Managers Redundant

Industry news reporting still indicate that the ongoing financial situation within the SABC is still a significant issue that has now led to the 'abrupt' retrenchment of twelve radio station managers. According to reporting by TV with Thinus, the affected ...

"End Sentech's Monopoly Now"! - SABC Begs The South Africa Govt.

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has insisted that the near-legal requirement that it could only buy digital distribution through terrestrial towers and satellite platforms from Sentech is "monopolistic" and has become onerous. Therefore, the corporation will wish for the ...

Make SABC A "Public Service Media Entity" Funded By Household Tax - Says Minister

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should be declared a "Public Service Media Broadcaster" and be directly funded through a newly imposed household tax. This is according to a recent proposal by the deputy minister in the South African department ...