Broadcasting Services

Aug 11, 2020  |  Disney Rebrands Its Television Studios For Stronger Market Positioning

The three studios comprising the Disney Television Studios are being unbundled and separately rebranded according to industry reporting.   A year and six months after the merger with 20th Century Fox, this iconic brand has been renamed 20th Television, and ...


Aug 04, 2020  |  SuperSport Reorganises EPG Channel Set-Up For "Ease Of Content Discovery"

First, Multichoice announced the "reorganisation" of its M-Net platform from six channels to four, and now, SuperSport, effective from September, will carry "thematic" names, instead of the usual numbering system. Calling it "Genre Channelling", Multichoice says market research has shown ...


Aug 03, 2020  |  SABC: CEO's Open Letter Says: "No Going Back On Cost-Cutting Drive"

Mr Madola Mxakwe, the chief executive officer of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has written an open letter that acknowledges the past mistakes of the South African public broadcaster. The open letter also confirmed that the continuing devastating impact ...


Jul 23, 2020  |  South Africa: SABC Editorial Forum Worries Planned Retrenchments Will Affect News Services

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Forum has said to the country's Parliamentary Committee for Communications that it is deeply concerned that the planned retrenchment exercise within the corporation might harm SABC's news service delivery mandate.   Editorial Forum's leaders, ...


Ghana: Media Foundation Tells Minister To Retract GBC Channels Reduction Directive

The influential Media Foundation For West Africa (MFWA) has added its voice to the increasing call on the government of Ghana to reconsider the planned reduction of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) from six to three on the digital terrestrial television ...

South Africa: Unrelenting Covid-19 Outbreak Causes Production Houses And News Rooms To Struggle

The seemingly implacable coronavirus situation across South Africa is taking a heavy toll on the country's broadcast media industry with a string of content production shuttering. And now, many of the country's leading newsrooms are close to crisis point as ...

SABC Is Justified To Slash "Bloated Workforce" - Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) of South Africa

An op-ed article from the executive committee of the  Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) of South Africa has posited that it supports the staff culling proposed by the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), saying that it has no choice but to "slash its' ...

South Africa: Primedia Broadcasting - A Big Broadcast Media Group - To Commence Retrenchment Proceedings

One of the major media services group in South Africa, Primedia Broadcasting - owners of radio stations such as CapeTalk, KFM, 702 and 947 has announced that with would start retrenchment consultations, in consonance with the country's Labour Relations Act. ...

Govt. Intention To Reduce Ghana Broadcasting Corporation's DTT Channels Might Be "Untenable" - Stakeholders

Ghana's Communications Minister has issued a notification to the management of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) informing them of the government intention to decrease the number of channels it (the GBC) operates on Ghana's national digital terrestrial TV platform.   According ...

Copyright Society Of Nigeria Says New Broadcasting Code Is Unenforceable

The new Nigerian Broadcasting Code (the set of regulations that governs broadcasting in Nigeria) might be unenforceable, according to the chair of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) Mr Tony Okoroji.   Mr Okoroji, speaking to local press organisations also ...

Owner Of EbonyLife TV Pulls Channel Off DStv

One of Nigeria’s foremost media business person - Ms Mo Abudu, the owner of EbonyLife TV channel - has announced that effective 31 July, the EbonyLife TV channel will no longer be on the DStv platform.   Announcing social media, ...

Nigeria: Govt To Cancel 60% Of Debt Owed By Licensed Radio And TV Stations

The Nigerian government is reported to have approved a debt forgiveness plan of up 60 per cent of what is owed to the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria by its licensed radio and television houses.   The Nigerian Minister of ...

South Africa: Ruling Party Urges SABC To Shelve Retrenchment Plans

According to local reports, the ruling African National Congress in South Africa is asking the country's public broadcaster - SABC - not to proceed with its plan to cut what the management of the SABC sees as a bloated work-force. ...

"Multichoice Is A Nigerian Firm With 100% Local Workforce" - Company's Chair.

The chairman of Multichoice Nigeria, Mr Adewunmi Ogunsanya, has said that Multichoice is a full-fledged Nigerian company with almost 100 per cent Nigerian workforce. Speaking to local press on the current problems besetting the company, Ogunsanya wishes to remind the ...