Category Archives: Broadcasters

Two-months license fee waived off for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria

The federal government has announced the granting of a two-month licence-fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, as part of efforts to ease the negative effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the broadcast industry. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated at a meeting with [...]

SABC rolls out new educational channel in SA

The new TV channel called SABC Education will go live today and will initially be accessible on YouTube and digital terrestrial television.  The Group CEO, Madoda Mxakwe, specified that the introduction of the channel is timely as the nation needs these interventions to fill gaps that have been created by Covid-19 related adjustments.  “In particular, [...]

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority reveals Ramadan lineup

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has announced a line-up of more than 90 programmes covering a range of topics to air on its radio and television channels during Ramadan this year.      SBA said that the Ramadan package will include 11 religious, 28 social and cultural programmes, and 20 entertainment dramas and soap operas featuring [...]

SABC to broadcast school lessons

SABC has introduced a Covid-19 learner support initiative in an effort to limit the impact of the lockdown on the school calendar in South Africa. The multimedia learner support initiative, the SABC and the DBE said in a joint statement, is part of the broader efforts to prevent the total loss of the school year, [...]

Pay TV broadcasters in Nigeria to decrypt local channels

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has called on all Pay Subscription Broadcasters which include GOTv, DStv, NTA Startimes, FreeTV Platforms among others in Nigeria to decrypt all local channels on their bouquet. In a statement, the NBC announced the decryption will last for a month. Further directives on this shall be issued by the Commission [...]

NBC grants 65 new broadcasting licenses in Nigeria

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has approved the issuance of 65 new operating licenses for digital television and radio stations. According to a statement by the commission, 43 companies were granted FM radio broadcasting licenses, eight for campus FM radio, one for community FM and 13 for free-view digital terrestrial televisions. The beneficiaries of the [...]

NTA and HotSports to broadcast National Sports Festival Edo 2020 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and its marketing partner, HotSports have announced live transmission of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020. NTA network services will broadcast live the festival which will begin on the March 22 and runs till April 1 in Benin. Edo 2020 will highlight 32 sports, including 27 compulsory events, and have [...]

Red Sea International Film Festival to be aired on MBC TV

Red Sea International Film Festival partners with MBC GROUP, the multi-media company in the Middle East and North Africa region to broadcast opening ceremony on March 12th on MBC TV. This collaboration comes with several other important industry initiatives. In partnership with MBC AL AMAL, MBCs CSR arm will focus on the empowerment and development [...]

Public broadcaster RTI rolls out new TV channel in Ivory Coast

Public broadcaster RTI has launched its brand-new television channel, RTI 3. Radio Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) launched the channel, which will start broadcasting on February 16. The Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly inaugurated the third channel RTI3. The head of government was accompanied by Sidi Touré, Minister of Communication and Media as well as the [...]