Category Archives: General TV

Ghana to broadcast 70% local content during prime time

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, says government will roll out a policy for television stations to broadcast at least 70% local content at prime time. She noted the need to push local content has become essential to provide more opportunities for local content providers especially film producers across the country. There is growing discontent [...]

du introduces 4K Technology as the future of TV

Digitalisation is becoming the future of TV and du, Dubai-based operator exhibits 4K technology on TVs to visitors during GITEX 2017. With an amazing increase in pixels, 4K has a substantial richer, crisper and more vivid image. dus showcase of 4k technology shows how digitalisation is evolving into the future of technology and how viewers [...]

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Conmebol signs commercial rights deal with IMG-Perform

The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) has selected IMG and Perform as its new partner for the commercialisation of its club competitions for 2019- 2022. The consortium offered a guaranteed minimum of USD 1.4 billion. Now, several changes are expected in the broadcasts of the games for the next seasons. According to Olé sports daily, [...]

NCA to shut down some TV stations in Ghana

The Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has served notice that some television stations will soon be closed down as the National Communications Authority (NCA) seeks to enforce regulations on broadcasting. Responding to action by the Authority, the Vice President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasting Association (GIBA), Ernest Boateng, described it as harsh, rushed and laughable. Also, [...]

France 24 deploys HD services in Middle East

The international French Channel, France 24, has launched two HD channels, France 24 in English and France 24 in Arabic, on Arabsats Badr 4 satellite. France 24 Arabic is exclusive to Arabsat in the middle east region.  Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President & CEO said France 24 has been a long standing customer since the creation [...]

BBC World Service expands offerings to several African Countries

BBC World Service reaches out for the Horn of Africa with the launch of three new services targeting audience in Ethiopia, Eritrea. The new BBC services will provide news, current affairs and analysis of Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as regional and international news. Programmes will target a younger audience as well with social media [...]

Vivacom inks multi-year agreement with Eutelsat in Africa

VIVACOM, the leading provider of telecom services in Bulgaria, announced the signature of a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in order to expand its video business in Africa. Vivacom is to provide contribution services for international channels seeking carriage by major African pay-TV operators. The first [...]

UCC takes back broadcast licence of ABS TV in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended the broadcast licence of ABS TV for repeatedly breaching the minimum broadcasting standards. The suspension of the TV licence followed several warnings the commission had given to the broadcaster to review their programmes content.  The Executive Director of UCC, Godfery Mutabazi noted that it was not the first [...]

The TV channel Carthage+ to be launched in Tunisia

In Tunisia, the general television channel Carthage + will soon be launched. The new station completed its experimental broadcast period, begun in August 2017, on the 11393 verticals (symbol rate 27500-polarization VC) of the Nilesat satellite, former frequency of the channel Attessiâa. According to the latest information, the official launch of the channel, created by [...]

SABC1 drama dethrones cult classics by gaining popularity

Tjovito, SABC1s drama, recently got titled the most popular drama series on TV as it gained more viewership than the local TV cult Classics Yizo Yizo and Zone 14 during their prime time.  According to the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa, the first episode of the popular SABC1 drama attracted more than 5.7 million [...]