Category Archives: Broadcasters

GBC to reinstate TV licence fee

Augustin Yamson, the acting Director-General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) says GBC will bring back the payment of the TV Licence fee in order for the organisation to focus more on Public Service Broadcasting and also improve content. Mr Yamson announced this during the visit of the Executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to [...]

SABC loses broadcasting rights of the Cricket World Cup

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will no longer air any live matches during the rest of the Cricket World Cup. The national broadcaster has just revealed their updated schedule which indicated the remaining matches would be split between delayed TV broadcasts and radio-only live coverage. South Africa’s first two matches against England and Bangladesh [...]

Public broadcaster SLBC to air Mixed Martial Arts in Sierra Leone

Leading broadcaster in Sierra Leone, SLBC, has seized a multi-year deal with world renowned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization EFC. This collaboration will see MMA programs being broadcasted weekly on SLBC, offering EFC to millions of viewers in Sierra Leone. EFC show is transmitted weekly on TV in over 120 countries, captivating fans around the [...]

Botswana Television to air AFCON matches

The national television broadcaster, Botswana Television (Btv) is in the process of seizing broadcast rights for this years Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cairo, Egypt next Friday. The Head of sports of BTV, Edson Malebane said they were mid-way through negotiations to seize the broadcast rights. Malebane said the intention is to buy [...]

Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria to air FIFA tournament

Under the terms of the deal, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) partner networks will be able to broadcast all FIFA football tournaments, including the U-20 World Cup in Poland which concludes soon. Issues with downlink might delay the full coverage of Nigerias Super Falcons in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France added Godfrey Ohuabunwa, acting chairman [...]

Sputnik signed partnership with Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC)

The Russian news agency, Sputnik has signed a new partnership agreement with the Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC), in Moscow which was part of a recent official visit by the Congolese delegation in Russia. This agreement will allow for regular exchange of content in French and English, between the Congolese public broadcaster and Sputnik. [...]

Canal Algerie is now on Arabsat-5C

  The Algerian French speaking public television channel, Canal Algérie, which is owned bu EPTV (Algerian Public Television) owns A3 (available on BADR-6), Terrestrial TV, Tamazight TV and Coran TV. Canal Algérie broadcasts its programmes 24/7 via different platforms all over the world. Arabsat-5C at 20 degrees East is designed to serve the African market, [...]

UCC to promote local content in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission along with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Filmmakers represented by the Uganda Film Council (UFC) have identified ways to promote the development of local audio-visual content in Uganda The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) chairperson Mr. Kin Kariisa agreed to adopt the 70% local content requirement by the [...]