Category Archives: General TV

African Media should produce more local content AUB Rwanda

Rwanda hosted the 11th General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), which drew participants from over 40 countries to deliberate on issues surrounding the broadcasting business landscape. The meeting was graced by President Paul Kagame and the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad. The New Times’ Julius Bizimungu sat down with [...]

Egypt to launch new TV Channel covering African Affairs

The Secretary-Genral of the SCM (Supreme Council of Media Regulation), Ahmed Selim stated on Monday that Arab and African media professionals will participate in building up a new TV Channel dedicated to convering African Affairs. Selim added that the council will broadcast the new channel to enhance Egypts media influence worldwide. He participated together with [...]

StarTimes well poised for the digital advertising revolution in Africa

Michael Dearham Group Senior Consultant at StarTimes shed some light on the digital advertising in Africa, and the way StarTimes has braced itself for it. The rapid evolution of Ads becoming organic with data at the core compels us to improve our capacity in fields of data science the Senior consultant commented about the companys [...]

Al Wataniya threatens to stop covering the national championship in Tunisia

In Tunisia, the public television channel Al Wataniya has threatened to no longer cover the national championship football first division. The TV station’s leaders demand that their journalists be protected from the violence that has become commonplace in Tunisian stadiums. Yesterday, in a match between Etoile Sportive du Sahel (ESS) and Club Africain, the ESS [...]

Israel to broadcast World Cup Russia 2018 in Arabic

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority obtained the rights to broadcast the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time in exchange for a 6.3 million payment. The ministry noted that Arabic language-speaking commentators will introduce the matches on the Israeli TV channel Makan. Football fans in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, West Bank will see the matches [...]

Bongani Bingwa joins SABC as anchor

The SABC has signed up Bongani Bingwa to replace Peter Ndoro as its new prime time news co-anchor on SABC News (DStv 404). Bingwa who has been with M-Net’s (DStv 101) Carte Blanche for 11 years, has finally cut ties with the current affairs show. The SABC says Bingwa will co-host the 18:00 to 21:00 timeslot on SABC [...]

Prince Minkah joins all-new TV Africa Ghana

Journalist and morning show host Prince Minkah has joined the all-new TV Africa can confirm. The former Morning Express host on Accra -based Radio XYZ, will be the stations lead news anchor as it seeks to compete with other top channels. Prince, who left the Julius Debrah owned XYZ Broadcasting after a disagreement with [...]

NBCUniversal to cut prime-time ads

US media conglomerate NBCUniversal, which operates Spanish-language TV network Telemundo, plans to cut the amount of ad time during its prime-time shows by 10% and reduce the number of advertisements in its commercial pods by 20%. In a press release, the company said that this new strategy will begin to be implemented during the fourth [...]

TV Azteca reports 7% net sales growth in Q417

TV Azteca announced its financial results for Q417. The company reported net sales of MX$ 4,005 million (USD 215 million), 7% higher compared to the same quarter of last year. “The content generated during 2016 and 2017 has given good results and today the audience recognizes the moment of TV Azteca with greater viewership and [...]

Ventas de TV Azteca crecen 7% en el Q417

TV Azteca presentó sus resultados financieros del Q417. Las ventas netas del periodo sumaron MX$ 4.005 millones (USD 215 millones), un crecimiento del 7% en comparación al mismo período del año anterior. Los contenidos generados durante 2016 y 2017 han dado buenos resultados y hoy las audiencias reconocen el momento de TV Azteca con mayor [...]