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Sep 18, 2019  |  South Africa’s SABC Pushes Ahead With Plans To Hike TV Licence Fees, Amidst Objections

The SABC is going ahead with its plans to increase TV licence fees as it battles to increase its revenue. The executives at South Africa’s cash-strapped public broadcaster recently told MPs that the current TV licence tariff had remained unchanged ...


Sep 17, 2019  |  Media Stakeholders Urge Malawi Govt To Introduce TV Institute To Boost Industry

Malawi’s Government has been urged to roll out a television institute in order to boost the film and TV industry in Malawi. In an interview with Malawi24, the ex-TV presenter Geoffrey Kapusa said that the television industry in Malawi had ...


Sep 13, 2019  |  NBC Retrenches Staff As It Considers Possible Liquidation

Almost a third of the Namibian national broadcaster’s staff are at risk of losing their jobs, and the institution has said that it would probably return to an “end of transmission” era in a last-ditch effort to save its business. ...


Sep 06, 2019  |  Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Names New Acting CEO

Following Patrick Mavhura’s sudden release from his position as CEO of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), Wisdom Hombarume, who is currently the ZBC’s director of digital media and broadcasting technology, has been appointed as the acting CEO. The government-controlled TV ...


South Africa: SABC Appoints New Acting COO

The SABC has announced that Sylvia Tladi has been appointed as the new Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) with immediate effect. The broadcaster released a statement saying that the appointment is in line with ensuring the continuity of business and ...

BBC Lifestyle To Offer Advertising Opportunities Across Sub-Saharan Africa

BBC Studios has announced that it plans to offer advertising prospects on its BBC Lifestyle channel for clients across sub-Saharan Africa in countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. As from Sunday, 1 September, advertisers in the ...

South Africa’s SABC Proposes An Increase In TV Licence Fees -Reports

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has drafted a proposal and sent it to the Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams suggesting an increase in TV licences fees. This was according to the Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme when she ...

ICASA Approves Kwesé Free TV Licence In South Africa

South Africa’s media and communications watchdog ICASA has confirmed that it will be granting a commercial free-to-air TV licence to Kwesé Free TV. The regulator said that Kwesé Free TV’s proposed service was fully compliant with the relevant South African ...

Former M-Net And Kwesé TV Exec Joins BBC Africa

Pierre Cloete, a former M-Net executive at MultiChoice and former Kwesé Sports boss has jumped ship to BBC Studios where will be stepping in as the new Commercial Director for the BBC channels that BBC Studios broadcasts in South Africa and ...

Viacom And CBS Set To Merge As ViacomCBS

After three years of negotiations following 13 years as separate entities, a mega-merger is looming. The two media giants, CBS and Viacom, have agreed to reunite in a global deal that will have an impact on the entire African continent. ...

South Africa: SABC Acting COO Resigns

The acting chief operations officer of South Africa's cash-strapped national broadcaster has resigned. Craig van Rooyen, who will exit the SABC on September 9, jumps ship after only three months as acting COO.His resignation comes just after the state-owned radio ...

South Africa’s SABC Radio Stations Barred From Announcing PSL Scores

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s scuffle with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over broadcast rights has resulted in local football no longer being featured on any SABC radio stations in the foreseeable future. SABC TV stations have had a PSL blackout since the ...

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Gets New Boss

Ghana’s National Media Commission (NMC) together with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have appointed the communication expert Prof. Amin Alhassan, as the Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. The Commission has also appointed the multiple award-winning sales leader, Frederick Amissah, ...

Fox Africa Boss Repositioned As Restructuring Continues

The Walt Disney Company has revealed that it has repositioned the role of Fox Africa boss, Evert van der Veer, who will now be looking after all of the combined Fox and Disney channels in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, ...


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