Category Archives: General TV

SA Government to reconsider SABC TV license fees

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the review of the public broadcasting policy will start with the review of the SABC.This includes, among others, the logic of maintaining a 3-tier broadcasting system given the regulatory incapacity to enforce it; ownership and control rules; the capacity of the regulator to regulate the sector and the need to [...]

Vision 4 channel to launch soon in Togo

The television channel Vision 4 will soon join the Togolese audiovisual landscape. The information was communicated on June 13, after a hearing granted by the President of Togo to Jean-Pierre Amougou Belinga, the owner of the channel. The businessman presented his Vision 4 installation project to the Head of State, who declared to be in [...]

Colombia withdraws convergent regulator bill

The Colombian Congress withdrew the bill for the creation of a single convergent regulator, which had been presented by the ICT Ministry. The initiative had been questioned by public TV channels. The project proposed to create a single regulator by merging the National Television Authority (ANTV) and the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC). According to El [...]

DRC restored all TV frequencies in Congo

Started a few months ago, the process of restitution of TV and radio frequencies, plundered in Congo by neighboring DRC, is now complete. Lambert Mende Omalanga, the communications ministers of the DRC, handed over to counterpart of Congo, Thierry Lézin Moungalla, an official letter announcing that all the frequencies were restored. “To date, I have [...]

Turner launches TargetingNOW solution in Latin America

Turner Latin America announced the launch in the region of TargetingNOW, an advanced targeting solution for TV that offers a more effective reach of advertising campaigns in the specific targets of each brand. TargetingNOW aims at advertisers who want to enter into TV targeting based on big data and start looking at media planning beyond [...]

Globecomm bags five-year contract to transmit Alhurra TV in MENA

Globecomm was awarded a five-year contract by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in support of the Middle East Broadcasting Network (MBN). Globecomm will supply satellite transponder, teleport, and terrestrial fiber services for transmitting MBNs Alhurra TV HD and SD video and Radio Sawa audio content to the Middle East and North Africa. Alhurra and [...]

Latin American networks select CenturyLink for live World Cup feeds

CenturyLink will transmit international distribution and unilateral feeds in support of this soccer championship to top Latam networks TV Azteca in Mexico, and RCN and Caracol in Colombia, as well as Fox in the U.S. The networks will use CenturyLink’s high quality, broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to provide diverse routes in the transmission of tournament and [...]

The leading conference on the TV and OTT business comes to Colombia

The main executive of the TV and OTT markets will gather again in the sixth edition of NexTV Series Colombia, the conference organized by Dataxis, which will be held on Thursday, June 7, at the Convention Center of Tequendama Hotel in Bogotá, with the participation of leading companies of the country. The event will address [...]

Colombia debates bill to create convergent regulator

The Colombian Congress will debate this Tuesday the bill for the creation of a single convergent regulator, presented by the ICT Ministry last October but now with changes. According to El Espectador, public TV channels claim that the proposal would de-fund the model, while private industry defends it. The initiative proposes to create a single [...]