Category Archives: General TV

Zimbabwe decides to merge telecoms regulator and broadcasting regulator

The Government of Zimbabwe has decided to merge Zimbabwe Post and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) with the country’s Broadcasting Authority (BAZ). The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting, George Charamba revealed it. According to him, “the reasoning behind the merger of POTRAZ and BAZ is simple: we are dealing with an [...]

Hemisphere Media Group to acquire majority stake in Latin America’s Snap TV

Hemisphere Media Group announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75% interest in Snap Global (Snap TV), a leading independent distributor of content in Latin America to broadcast, pay TV and OTT platforms. As part of the investment, Hemisphere has also entered into a co-production joint venture with MarVista Entertainment, [...]

StarTimes launches Pay-Per-View service

Pay TV channels vendor has staggered its prices for various bouquets enabling its clients to pay daily, weekly and monthly. Speaking during the launch, StarTimes Marketing Director Japhet Akhulia also announced launch of Kenyas first mobile TV platform. Users can download the StarTimes app for iOS and Android devices from Apple Store and Google Play [...]

CNBC Africa awarded Best Business Television

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) presented CNBC Africa the 2018 Award for Best Business Television, in Victoria Island, Lagos. The award which aims to acknowledge the very best of business journalism, comes in recognition of the networks efforts to highlight the narrative of Africas growth and the opportunities present in the continent. [...]

Net sales of Televisa increased by 3.9% in Q118

Televisa announced the financial results for the first-quarter 2018. The company informed that net sales increased by 3.9% to MX$ 22,812 million (USD 1,210 million). This increase was mainly attributable to revenue growth in the Cable and Content segment, as the group explained on its report. However, net income attributable to stockholders decreased 43.3% to [...]

Avid provides RTS Senegal Africa with solutions to upgrade platforms

Senegalese national public broadcaster has modernised its newsrooms with a new infrastructure based on Avids MediaCentral platform in combination with Avid newsroom and graphics tools. This solution enables RTS four national television networks to engage viewers with graphics supported by timely news story creation and delivery. Headquartered in Dakar, RTS broadcasts across four TV channels. With [...]

Yahsat Acquires majority stakes in Thuraya

UAE satellite operator Yahsat announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire substantial stakes in satellite operator Thuraya. As per reports received so far, no specific details of the agreement have been disclosed. Thuraya is renowned for being a successful mobile satellite operator serving over 140 countries. The company provides Wi-Fi hotspot and satellite [...]

TV Azteca Q118 net profit down 56%, sales up 12%

TV Azteca announced its financial results for the first quarter 2018. The company registered net profit of MX$ 173 million (USD 9.1 million) compared to MX$ 398 million (USD 21 million) for the same quarter of 2017. Net sales for the quarter were MX$ 3,427 million (USD 181 million), up 12% from previous year. The [...]