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Hulu becomes first streaming service to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama

“The Handmaids Tale” won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, making Hulu the first streaming service to win an award in this category, beating Netflix and Amazon. Hulu, which had never won an Emmy for its original content, received ten awards: eight for “The Handmaids Tale”, including Outstanding Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss, her first Emmy), [...]

Indingo-Crawford boxing fight live on NBC

The boxing fight community have been waiting for the Julius Indongo and Terrance Crawford fight to be broadcasted live on the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on the 20 August. The Unified WBA Super, IBF and IBO Super Lightweight World Champion Julius Indongo will be opposed to Terrance Crawford at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, [...]

NBC in Namibia gets rights to host Japanese TV programmes

The Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Shunshuke Takei, handed over 21 Japanese TV programmes to the Director General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, Stanley Similo.  Since the establishment of its Embassy in Windhoek in 2015, this was the first time the government of Japan in cooperation with the Japan Foundation provided Japanese TV [...]

Nigeria missed June 2017 deadline for DSO

Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced that the switch off of analogue signal will be done when 95 percent of Nigerian will have access to Free Digital Television content. Commenting the DSO initiatives, Modibbo Kawu declared: “All Nigerians are entitled to access to information, irrespective of class, creed [...]

Nigeria need 35 million STB to complete DSO

The DG of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu declared that Nigeria will need 32 million Set Top Boxes (STB) to complete the digital switch over process. The STB costs US$ 45 and the commission had made a commitment of eight million units which is about US$ 8 million. The price is too high for the [...]

NBC in Nigeria commissioned 650 000 STBs

Mallam Isha’q Modibbo Kawu, the Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) revealed that the commission has acquired 650 000 set-top boxes worth $26 million for the pilot phase of the digital switch-over process in Nigeria. Kawu declared that the STBs will be available to Nigerians at the subsidized rate of US$ 4.77 to [...]

Kwesé Free Sports and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation inked new deal

Econet Media owned Kwesé Free Sporst and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) just announced a new deal has been signed. The contract was three-year broadcast-sharing contract. Ben Amadasun, the CEO of Kwesé Free Sports declared We pride ourselves on offering world-class sporting action live and in some cases exclusively on our platform, making premium games [...]

Startimes asked for a review of Nigerian FG broadcast policies

Startimes the Chinese pay-TV operator in Africa calls to the Nigeria federal government to urges them on policies creations in order to support and promote the broadcast industry. This request is due according to Tunde Aina COO of StarTimes Nigeria who said that: “Businesses that require a relatively longer time to be profitable also require [...]

NBC in Nigeria to create a Digital Access Fund from TV License fees to help content creators

With the ongoing digital migration process in Nigeria, Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, the director-General of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), announced that the Commission will create a Digital Access Fund for content developers.   The DG of the NBC added that the Commission will be using the US$ 3.17 annual digital TV license fee paid [...]

NBC Universal se hace cargo de las ventas de E! en Brasil

La compañía NBC Universal pasó a hacerse cargo de la gestión de ventas publicitarias de su propia señal E! Entertainment Television en Brasil. Hasta el momento, las ventas eran responsabilidad de A&E Networks. “Fue un honor y una gran experiencia representar a E! durante los últimos tres años en Brasil. Sin embargo, debido al crecimiento [...]