Category Archives: General TV

DSTV Ghana brings down the Zapper HD decoder price

Multichoice Ghana announced a reduction in prices for its Zapper HD decoder. Cecil Sunkwa Mills, the General Manager for MultiChoice Ghana said, We have dropped the HD Zapper decoder price by almost 60% and with the current family holiday season coinciding with fresh kids programmes and international and local series, the return of the international [...]

All3Media bags deals in Africa

The leading independent distributor All3Media International has closed a significant number of deals in Africa as two of its key formats, namely, Undercover Boss and The Cube have been proposed for production in Nigeria. A host of finished content is picked up in both pan regions and local acquisitions.  Undercover Boss, the entertainment show where [...]

eNCA opts for LiveU newsgathering kit

eNCA, South Africas news organisation with over 16 million viewers, has chosen LiveUs flagship LU600 solution to extend its breaking news coverage around the country. With South Africas operators rolling out LTE, LiveUs cellular bonded technology offers a high-quality, reliable and cost-effective HD solution for mobile news-gathering.  Sean Thomas, broadcast delivery manager at eNCA said, [...]

SABC calls for public participation for its editorial policies

The State broadcaster, SABC, is calling on the public to contribute towards reviewing of the six policies which were implemented in 2004. The company is also inviting the public to contribute in reviewing the 2016s policies concerning the ban on broadcasting violent protests. The move to ban airing of destruction of public property during violent [...]

Lorna Vision slaps SABC with a Lawsuit

TV licence fee collection company Lorna Vision is taking legal action against the SABC for refusing to pay it millions for its collection work. Lorna Vision vowed that it had met its contractual obligations and helped the broadcaster collect about R300m in outstanding TV licence fees for the past two years. The former acting SABC [...]

PCCW Global signs with Nilesat for TV network system

The international operating division of HKT, PCCW Global signed a memorandum of intention with Nilesat, a satellite operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to take TV channels into and out of Egypt. PCCW Global will be installing its exclusive Global TV Network (GTVN) solution in Nilesat facilities to ensure dynamic TV [...]

BOCRA licences four TV stations in Botswana

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) licenced four TV stations, namely OVY Network, Alfaview, Deep Vibe Productions T/A Clouds TV and Econet Botswana T/A Kwesé TV. All four companies applied for licences after a public notice for licence bidding was circulated early this year.  Ovy and Alfaview will operate as a subscription satellite television service providers. [...]

CRAN prepares industry for the 5G connectivity in Namibia

The Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia, CRAN, acknowledge a more amiable stance towards communications and internet operators when it presented an informative workshop on the regulatory issues for the introduction of the 5th generation digital connectivity.  At the beginning of the month, CRAN created a consequential distress in the market by forcing a disruptive commercial [...]

Namibia and Zimbabwe revisiting their MoU on media co-operation

Namibia and Zimbabwe ministries of information representatives met in Windhoek to reassess the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to implement several aspects and bring it up to date with the prevailing developments, digitalisation, for instance.  Both countries signed the memorandum more than a decade in areas of broadcasting, print, news agencies, filmmaking and cultural [...]

$2.1 Million funds for Nigerian Startup, Tizeti

Tizeti and its customer facing brand, Wifi.com.ng which offers unlimited, uncapped internet services in Lagos, Nigeria, announced that it has closed on seed funding of $2.1 million from international investors namely, Western Technology Investment, Social Capital, Vy Capital, Picus Capital, Ace & company amongst others. The company operates commonly as a Comcast for Africa, builds [...]