Broadcast Regulation

Oct 29, 2020  |  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 ...


Oct 27, 2020  |  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" ...


Oct 21, 2020  |  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 ...


Oct 16, 2020  |  South Africa's Govt. Explores "Relaxation" Of Broadcast Ownership Rules

In a move - said to be driven - by a desire to open up further the television and radio broadcasting industry in South Africa, the nation's government is considering permitting more foreign ownership involvement in the country's broadcasting and ...


South Africa: Govt.'s Proposals May 'Force' DStv To Offer More Free-To-Air Sports Channel

Reporting by the South African technology and media website is saying that the country's Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is asking ICASA (the industry regulator) to review the regulatory requirements for sports broadcasting with the aim of 'forcing' Multichoice ...

Ghana: Media Foundation Accuses Regulator Of Bias With Handling Of Sanctions

The Media Foundation For West Africa (MFWA) is unhappy with the Ghanaian media industry regulator -  National Communications Authority (NCA) - over the high and uneven handling of its sanctions and the possible breach of the citizen's right to information. ...

South Africa: Multichoice Prays Current Regulation On Sports In Unchanged

Following the move by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)  to propose a new regulatory framework for sports broadcasting - which will see significant sporting events being made available on a free-to-watch basis, Multichoice South Africa has responded ...

Nigeria: Broadcasting Regulator Dragged To Court Over Amended Broadcasting Code

Nigeria's broadcasting regulator - the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is being taken to Court by a film production company based in Lagos, Nigeria over the recently amended broadcasting code.   According to reporting by Nigeria Communications Week, Oakfil Production Limited, ...

South Africa: Regulator Aims To Make PayTV Sports Broadcast Free-To-Watch

South Africa's broadcast regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is conducting a review of the rules around sports broadcasting in the country.     As part of the review, ICASA is seeking to "identify and list national ...

Tanzania Regulator Bans Clouds FM And Clouds TV For Contraventions

The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) had on August 27 issued a broadcast suspension to Clouds FM and TV stations. The seven-day ban will take effect immediately.   According to the TCRA, the stations were banned because they, without due ...

Nigeria: Reviewed Broadcasting Code Is In Country's Best Interest - Says Govt. Minister Lai Mohammed

Mr Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, is adamant that the reviewed Nigerian Broadcasting Code published by the regulatory agency - the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), is right for the country as part of the "ongoing reforms" taking ...

Nigeria: Despite Presented As "Official", The Amended Broadcasting Code "Is Still Invalid" - NBC Board Member

The recently released Nigerian Broadcasting regulatory code (or framework) still appears to be facing strong headwind given the recent comments from a serving board member of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) - the agency that regulates the Nigerian broadcasting space. ...

Nigeria: Controversial Broadcasting Regulation Officially Presented To Public - Despite Industry Outcry!

The Nigerian authorities have been accused of ignoring the legitimate opposition of a cross-section of the broadcast media this industry when it went ahead to officially launch the country's new National Broadcasting Code - the sixth version.   On Tuesday, ...

Zimbabwe: "New TV Licenses Will Help Liberalise Our Broadcasting Airways" - Govt Minister

Zimbabwe's Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Ms Monica Mutsvanga has indicated that the government is ready to award six new television broadcasting licenses to help it achieve its goal of further liberalising the Zimbabwean broadcasting airways.   According ...