Category Archives: General TV

Group Sipromad takes over Thomson Broadcast

On the 1st of August 2018, the news of the acquisition of Thomson Broadcast by Groupe Sipromad. This acquisition is a continuation of the international growth of the SIPROMAD GROUP which is already present in Africa and in the Indian Ocean through its subsidiary BROADCASTING MEDIA SOLUTIONS (BMS) for a dozen years. From now on [...]

CRAN holds meeting on Broadcasting Code

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) hosted a public consultative meeting on the Code of Conduct for Broadcasting Service licensees. Festus K. Mbandeka, Chief Executive Officer said, The purpose of the Code is to ensure the independent regulation of broadcasting services, access to broadcasting services, and broadcasting content that is in favour of the [...]

HAC in Gabon lifts the sanction of Media+

In Gabon, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) yesterday lifted the 30-day suspension imposed on the private television channel Media +. As a reminder, the regulator had sanctioned the “lack of courtesy” of Abu Becker Ndiaye, the director general of Media +, who refused to receive within the premises of its chain, a delegation of [...]

Secuoya adds new shareholder

Gala Capital acquired 14% of shares of the Spanish audiovisual group Secuoya, equivalent to 1.13 million shares. The company acquired 11.20% stake to the president of the company, Raúl Berdonés, and another 2.80% to CEO Pablo Jimeno. Secuoya has a capitalization of around 71 million (USD 83 million). The percentage of shares acquired by Gala [...]

Turner rolled out the Africa Creative Lab

Turner Broadcasting-owned childrens pay TV channel Cartoon Network has launched an initiative to create an animated comedy for its viewers in Africa. Turner Broadcasting continues their journey with the African animation industry with the launch of Cartoon Network’s Creative Lab initiative. The winners of Creative Lab and the continental winners of Annecy – MIFA Pitches [...]

Aldea transmits live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in HD and 4K

Aldea, a provider of high quality video services and solutions for the television and media industries, announce that is has successfully delivered live transmissions of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to 14 customers around the world, including countries like Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay. The customers distributed all 64 games in HD and UHD/4K to [...]

Local content with global appeal to be created by Saudi Format Lab

Dubai-based content developer, producer and distributor, Arab format lab, has launched the Saudi Format lab an alliance between nine Saudi Arabia-based startup media companies specialised in content creation and audiovisual production services. Khulud Abu Homos, CEO of Arab Format Lab said, We are teaming up with like-minded Saudi entrepreneurs to create local content with [...]

Televisa considering spinning off units

Televisa said that it was still considering whether to keep the company without changes or to spin off some divisions, particularly its Cable TV unit. The Mexican broadcaster will finish its review this year. This was announced by Alfonso de Angoitia, Co- Chief Executive Officer of Televisa in an analyst conference call on Tuesday. According [...]

Televisa sees growth in Q218 driven by FIFA World Cup

Televisa announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2018. The company’s net sales during the period increased 16.2% to MX $ 26,702 million (USD 1,398 million). This increase mainly was attributable to revenue growth in the Content and Cable segments, the company explained in its report. Televisa’s net income increased 153% to MX [...]