Monthly Archives: July 2019

UBC fails to secure AFCON rights

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation expressed its disappointment over the failure to broadcast the match between Egypt and Uganda. Following the negotiation with Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Africa Union of Broadcasters (AUB) which failed, the station was broadcasting news instead of the final Group A match between Uganda Cranes and Egypt.   UBC approached parliament’s intervention [...]

Two private TV channels in Somalia suspended

Authorities in Somali have suspended the activities of two private TV channels namely Horyaal 24TV and Eryal TV, accusing them of inciting violence, according to station manager and a press rights group.  Police entered the offices of both media to put an immediate end to their activities, which were accused of broadcasting content that are [...]

Econet media Pay TV activities under administration

African pay-TV operator Econet Media has put its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration. Econet, which operates under the Kwesé brand name, will begin talks with creditors to rescue the business according to the CEO Joseph Hundah.  The company has appointed accountants Ernst & Young to manage the process and Hundah declared that Kwesés free-to-air [...]

Smithsonian Channel commemorates 50th anniversary of man arrival at the moon with multiplatform event

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of man at the moon, Smithsonian Channel launched special programming to remember the event over six weeks. The contents, which began to be broadcasted yesterday, are available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile,Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. The beginning of the Smithsonian Channel special programming took place yesterday with [...]

Nueva asociación de productores independientes fue lanzada en México

La Asociación de Productores Independientes de Medios Audiovisuales (PIMA) fue oficialmente lanzada en México, y contará con el liderazgo de Leonardo Zimbrón, Jefe de Programación de Ficción de Endemol Shine Boomdog.  El propósito de la nueva asociación radica en estimular el crecimiento de la industria audiovisual en el país y sumar a todas las productoras [...]

New independent producers association is launched in Mexico

The Independent Audiovisual Media Producers Association (PIMA) was officially launched in Mexico, and will be led by Leonardo Zimbron, Head of Fiction Programming at Endemol Shine Boomdog. The aim of the new association is to stimulate the audiovisual industry growth in the country and add all the independent production companies that operate in Mexico to [...]

Broadpeak recibe inversión de Eutelsat para proyectos de video

El operador satelital realizó una inversión de 10 millones de euros (USD 11,2 millones) en soluciones de Broadpeak para el desarrollo de servicios de video de nueva generación. Eutelsat y Broadpeak unirán sus recursos tecnológicos para expandir sus servicios para operadores de telecomunicaciones, grupos de medios y propietarios de contenidos, ofreciendo soluciones de entrega de [...]

Broadpeak gets investment from Eutelsat for video projects

Eutelsat and Broadpeak announced a 10 million euros investment (USD 11,2 million) in Broadpeaks solutions to develop new generation video services. Eutelsat and Broadpeak will pool their technological resources to expand their respective portfolios of services for telecom operators, media groups and content owners by offering them turnkey video delivery solutions enabling them to respond [...]

SVOD OTT de Warner Media se llamaría HBO Max

El nuevo SVOD OTT de Warner Media incluirá el catálogo de HBO, Cinemax y la oferta de TV y películas originales de Warner Bros. Aunque se están considerando varios nombres, según el sitio web TVLine, HBO Max, misma denominación que uno de los canales de HBO en Latinoamérica, es actualmente el principal candidato no oficial. [...]

WarnerMedia’s SVOD OTT would be named HBO Max

Warner Medias new SVOD OTT will include the HBO and Cinemax catalog, and the original Warner Bros TV and movie offerings. Though multiple names are still being considered, the TVLine website has learned that HBO Max, same name that one of HBOs channels in Latin America, is currently the unofficial frontrunner. Monthly subscriptions will cost [...]