Category Archives: General TV

INCAA opens call for TV and other media projects

Argentinas National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) published the new contests to encourage the production of projects for television and other media. Among the calls is the contest for the promotion of international co-productions. The first of the eight open contests if for Audiovisual Production within the framework of the Industrial Promotion Regime, [...]

Leading TV executives to meet at NexTV Series Argentina

The next edition of NexTV Series Argentina, on May 16 and 17, will gather leading pay TV, free-to-air, OTT and TV networks executives to discuss the industry trends. The event, organized by Dataxis, will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buenos Aires and will feature more than 60 speakers. Among the keynote speakers is [...]

Quite Bright Films Lifestyle and Sony Pictures TV announce co-development deal

International award-winning production house, Quite Bright Films Lifestlye (QBFL)., and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced a multi-project deal to co-develop unscripted cookery formats that will have international appeal. SPT will also distribute the series. Formed by Daniel Prior, Creative Director, and Kiran Jethwa, Director, QBLF is an award-winning production house based in Nairobi, Kenya.  [...]

Abu Dhabi Media Hub bags a deal with Arabsat for broadcasters in MENA

Broadcasters within the MENA region will be able to stream their shows to millions of Arabsat viewers around the world after the organisation agreed to establish a satellite uplink-platform from twofour54 Abu Dhabi. This new deal will enable Arabsat and twofour54 to launch a new set of satellite TV channels on the Badr-4 satellite. Khalid [...]

Burundi Government strikes again aided by the CNC

In Burundi, the National Communication Council (CNC) suspended for six months the programs of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice of America (VOA). The regulator accuses them of not respecting the laws and media ethics of the country. The ban, which came into effect on May 7, was explained by Karenga Ramadhan (photo), [...]

Zimbabwe decides to merge telecoms regulator and broadcasting regulator

The Government of Zimbabwe has decided to merge Zimbabwe Post and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) with the country’s Broadcasting Authority (BAZ). The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting, George Charamba revealed it. According to him, “the reasoning behind the merger of POTRAZ and BAZ is simple: we are dealing with an [...]

Hemisphere Media Group to acquire majority stake in Latin Americas Snap TV

Hemisphere Media Group announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75% interest in Snap Global (Snap TV), a leading independent distributor of content in Latin America to broadcast, pay TV and OTT platforms. As part of the investment, Hemisphere has also entered into a co-production joint venture with MarVista Entertainment, [...]

StarTimes launches Pay-Per-View service

Pay TV channels vendor has staggered its prices for various bouquets enabling its clients to pay daily, weekly and monthly. Speaking during the launch, StarTimes Marketing Director Japhet Akhulia also announced launch of Kenyas first mobile TV platform. Users can download the StarTimes app for iOS and Android devices from Apple Store and Google Play [...]