Category Archives: General TV

Zuku complies with TCRA

Kenyas Wananchi Group, the owner of pay television firm Zuku, has removed free-to-air (FTA) channels from its subscription list for Tanzanian customers in order to comply with the TCRA regulations. Zuku made the announcement on Sunday noting that it was in line with the directive made by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) last week that [...]

UPL deal falls through for SBL

It is over seven months since Sports Broadcasting Limited (SBL), were unveiled at Kampala Serena Hotel as new television sponsors for the Uganda Premier League (UPL), Uganda Cup and the Fufa Big League starting June 1. Due to financial complications, SBL lost the bargaining power to take the rights to show this League. The broadcaster [...]

CRAN holds meeting on Broadcasting Code

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) hosted a public consultative meeting on the Code of Conduct for Broadcasting Service licensees. Festus K. Mbandeka, Chief Executive Officer said, The purpose of the Code is to ensure the independent regulation of broadcasting services, access to broadcasting services, and broadcasting content that is in favour of the [...]

HAC in Gabon lifts the sanction of Media+

In Gabon, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) yesterday lifted the 30-day suspension imposed on the private television channel Media +. As a reminder, the regulator had sanctioned the “lack of courtesy” of Abu Becker Ndiaye, the director general of Media +, who refused to receive within the premises of its chain, a delegation of [...]

Secuoya adds new shareholder

Gala Capital acquired 14% of shares of the Spanish audiovisual group Secuoya, equivalent to 1.13 million shares. The company acquired 11.20% stake to the president of the company, Raúl Berdonés, and another 2.80% to CEO Pablo Jimeno. Secuoya has a capitalization of around 71 million (USD 83 million). The percentage of shares acquired by Gala [...]

Turner rolled out the Africa Creative Lab

Turner Broadcasting-owned childrens pay TV channel Cartoon Network has launched an initiative to create an animated comedy for its viewers in Africa. Turner Broadcasting continues their journey with the African animation industry with the launch of Cartoon Network’s Creative Lab initiative. The winners of Creative Lab and the continental winners of Annecy – MIFA Pitches [...]

Local content with global appeal to be created by Saudi Format Lab

Dubai-based content developer, producer and distributor, Arab format lab, has launched the Saudi Format lab an alliance between nine Saudi Arabia-based startup media companies specialised in content creation and audiovisual production services. Khulud Abu Homos, CEO of Arab Format Lab said, We are teaming up with like-minded Saudi entrepreneurs to create local content with [...]