Broadcasting Services

Nov 14, 2019  |  Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Employees Issue Strike Notice Over Unpaid Salaries -Reports

Operations at the cash-strapped Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) could come to a grinding halt on December 7 after its staff issued a notice to down their tools due to salaries and pensions not being paid to retirees and staff. The ...


Nov 08, 2019  |  Openview Extends Content Protection Partnership With Nagra

Kudelski Group’s Nagra has announced that it has extended its content protection partnership with the South African FTA DTH services operator Openview. Nagra confirmed that its cardless content protection solutions would continue to secure eMedia, Openview’s free-to-view (FTV) satellite operations. ...


Nov 08, 2019  |  Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Risks Going Off-Air Over Electricity Debt -Reports

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and its group of outlets across Ghana risk going off-air if the company’s debt to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is not immediately paid up. The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Yaw ...


Nov 04, 2019  |  South Africa: SABC Confirms Payment Plan To Clear Debt Owed To Local Artists

Thousands of composers and authors whose music is broadcast on SABC TV and radio can now rest assured that they will be receiving their royalty fees as the SABC begins to clear a massive backlog of debt. The SABC had ...


Namibia’s NBC Restores All Full Radio Services

Just one month after the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation revealed austerity measures and cut down on both TV and radio services in an effort to decrease costs, the broadcaster has now restored radio services fully. NBC’s spokesperson Umbi Karuaihe-Upi made this ...

South Africa: SABC News Channel Increases Market Share And Viewership -Reports

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said that it had increased the market share and viewership of its SABC News Channel (DSTV 404) from 34% last September to 38% in September 2019 on the DSTV pay-TV platform. The public broadcaster ...

South Africa’s SABC Faces Potential Music Boycott

The SABC’s financial woes have not only affected its ability to air local sports on its TV channels, but the public broadcaster has also short-changed many South African musicians. Earlier this year, South Africa’s Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced that ...

South Africa’s SABC To Receive $139 Million Cash Injection From Government

Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, South Africa’s Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has announced that the SABC would receive $139 million from the Government on Monday, October 7, 2019. On Friday, the Minister briefed the press on the funding allocation to ...

E.TV Ghana Celebrates 10 Years Of Operations In Ghana

e.TV Ghana is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its operations in Ghana. Nosisa Doe, the Programmes Manager of e.TV Ghana in a short documentary that was aired on e.TV Ghana, told the story of how e.TV Ghana had started in ...

South Africa’s SABC Appoints New COO

The SABC has appointed the businessman Ian Plaatjies as its new Chief Operations Officer. He will begin operating in his new role on 1 November. Plaatjies’ appointment was made public through an official media release on Wednesday 2 October. The ...

"Most South Africans No Longer Pay Their TV Licences" -SABC

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) delivered its 2018/19 annual report in parliament on Monday (30 September), announcing that the national broadcaster is technically insolvent. The SABC reported a massive loss of $31.4 mil for the year that ended in ...

Zimbabwe’s Information And Broadcasting Ministry Requires $691m

Zimbabwe’s Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Ministry revealed that it needs $691,3 million for the 2020 fiscal year in order to fulfil its national mandate that includes modernising the media space and making sure that the local and international public ...

Zambia: ZNBC Director-General Richard Mwanza To Leave His Post

The Director-General of the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Richard Mwanza is to leave the national broadcaster this week following the expiration of his contract. The Board that is led by Mulenga Kapwepwe did not renew Mwanza’s contract, which expired ...

Namibia’s NBC Turns Off Two More Private TV Channels On Digital Broadcasting Platform -Reports

Earlier this month, Namibia’s national broadcaster NBC announced that it would be executing severe job cuts because of financial crisis. The crisis began in December 2018 when the Government announced a policy decision to cut state spending and cut NBC’s ...