Broadcast Regulation

Jan 11, 2021  |  South Africa: Govt Fortifies Plans To Make Non-Terrestrial TV Users Pay For TV Licence

The South African TV Licence framework's ongoing issues seem to be settling with the nation's government adamant that it will be extending the payment of TV licenses to the users of non-terrestrial or traditional TV services. In effect, the government ...


Jan 11, 2021  |  MISA Condemns Tanzanian Authorities For Unfair Ban Of Wasafi TV

THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe) has criticised Tanzanian authorities for their harsh six-month suspension of Wasafi TV. The TV station was banned by the Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) for airing a musician who was scantily dressed during ...


Jan 08, 2021  |  Pay-TV: Regulator To Hold Virtual Public Hearing On Subscription TV Services In South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) - the country's broadcasting and telecoms regulatory agency) has confirmed it will be proceeding with its public hearing into Pay-TV services in South Africa. ICASA has confirmed that the hearings will take ...


Jan 06, 2021  |  Tanzania | TCRA Bans TV Station For Violating Broadcast Regulation

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has announced a six-month ban of Wasafi TV on the alleged basis of violation of the country’s broadcasting rules and regulations. According to the industry regulator, the contravention necessitating the action occurred on the ...


INTERNATIONAL | Industry Regulator Calls For Overhaul Of Broadcasting And Media Marketplace

Mr Ajit Pai, the incumbent chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission, the body that regulates and manages the broadcast media industry in the United States, has called on policy-makers in the U.S. to implement a wholesale, root-and-branch overhaul of the ...

International: Shake-Up In UK's Broadcasting As Streaming Platforms To Do Public Service Programming!

Ofcom, the United Kingdom's broadcasting regulator, is bringing forth a proposal that is considered radical in the sense that it will re-shape the country's broadcasting landscape. Within these proposals, Ofcom is looking to mandate streaming services to now carry public ...

South Africa: Regulator To Hold Hearing On Broadcast Rights In Jan. 2021

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will, according to press reporting, hold new stakeholders hearing early next year to examine further the dynamics of subscription or Pay-TV services in South Africa.   According to reporting by Businesstech.co.za, ICASA ...

Nigeria: Broadcast Regulator Sanctions Stations For Airing Doddy Cure Claims, Preachers, Others

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the agency that regulates broadcasting activities in Nigeria, has released "the regulatory breach profile" for the period between April to June 2020.   The NBC report indicated that in that period, it issued no less ...

Nigeria: Regulator Warns Broadcasters Against Impetuousness, Might Increase Sanctions

Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the acting director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - the regulator of Nigeria's broadcasting industry - has issued a stern warning to TV and radio operators in the country, asking them to ensure they are not ...

South Africa: Broadcasting Watchdog Fines e.TV For Airing Covid-19 Conspiracy Show

e.TV, a prominent South African broadcaster and its news platform eNCA, has been fined by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA)for contravening the broadcasting code when one of its shows featured an interview with a conspiracy theorist that ...

NIGERIA: Broadcasting Regulator - NBC - Is Being Sued!

The regulator of the Nigerian broadcasting industry, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is being dragged to court by a group of legal activists and civil rights organisations over its action to sanction a group of broadcasters because of the way ...

Nigeria: BON Goes To Lock Horns With Regulator Over #EndSARS Broadcasts

The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) - the umbrella body for most public and privately owned broadcast stations in Nigeria - has expressed regret and disagreement with the actions taken by Nigeria's broadcast industry regulator - the National Broadcasting Commission's ...

Nigeria: Uproar As Regulator Sanctions TV Stations For Protests Coverage

Channels, AIT and Arise TV - three of the most prominent privately-owned broadcasting outfits in Nigeria - has been sanctioned by the regulator of the Nigerian broadcast industry, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for "unprofessional conduct" and "using unverifiable footage" ...

South Africa: Govt. Ministry Explores TV License Fees Payment By Netflix Subscribers

The South African government department in charge of communications has requested that the regulations surrounding TV Licensing in the country to be reviewed and possibly changed to include payment by users of streaming services platforms like Netflix.   The rationale ...