Category Archives: Free to Air

The SABC asked financial help from the government

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is still in a turmoil after the layoff of Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The public broadcaster has recorded loss of US$ 85 million (R1.1 billion) and is seeking financial help from the government. The cause of this financial problem has been imputed to two key characters: the acting chief executive James [...]

SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng fired after disciplinary hearing

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired from the company. Under many controversies over the years, a disciplinary commission has been formed to investigate the public broadcaster and more particularly Motsoeneng activities.   The executive has been criticized for giving himself a salary increase from US$220 000 (R2.8 million) to [...]

SABC cancelled TNA Business Breakfast show

SABC announced the shutdown of the famous morning emission program TNA Business Breakfast show. This decision was taken despite the 11 months notice that was written in the contract.   It has been told that since the coming of Hlaudi Motsoeneng followed by the increasing number of The New Age show, the cost for SABC [...]

Brazilian soccer association adopts new broadcast model for friendlies

Brazil’s soccer confederation (CBF) did not reach an agreement with Globo for the TV rights of the next friendly matches of the national team. For this reason, it decided to adopt a new broadcast model. According to Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, CBF will manage the production and broadcast of the matches from now on. [...]

Simba cuts TV channels price by 90%

Brazilian company Simba, which is in charge of negotiating with operators the sale of the digital TV channels of Record, SBT and RedeTV, changed its commercial strategy last week offering a 90% “discount” in the price the company demanded two months ago, reported the journalist Daniel Castro in his Noticias da TV column. Former Sky [...]

Televisa beats TV Azteca in ratings during Mexican Liga MX final

Televisa announced that the broadcast of the first leg of Liga MX final, between Tigres and Chivas, registered an average audience of more than 3 million viewers on Canal 5. Mexican media giant said in a statement that it has outperformed its competitor TV Azteca by 20.8%, according to figures from Nielsen IBOPE Mexico. The [...]

OpenView HD subscribers are now over 825000 in South Africa

The South African Free to air TV provider Openview HD (OVHD) has announced to have activated more than 825.000 set-top boxes (STB) since last year which is a growth by more than 112% compared to the year before. E.tv launched four new channels exclusively for OVHD on DStv which is pay TV. The company declared [...]

Kwesé Free Sports and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation inked new deal

Econet Media owned Kwesé Free Sporst and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) just announced a new deal has been signed. The contract was three-year broadcast-sharing contract. Ben Amadasun, the CEO of Kwesé Free Sports declared We pride ourselves on offering world-class sporting action live and in some cases exclusively on our platform, making premium games [...]