Broadcasting Services

Jan 22, 2021  |  SABC: South Africa Faces Possible Blackout From Public Broadcaster

The Labour Union representing the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has threatened a four-hour blackout on Friday from 11 am - 2 pm. This drastic action is part of the unions’ protest against the public broadcaster’s planned retrenchment process. Last ...


Jan 20, 2021  |  South Africa: SABC Workers Take Grievances To SA Presidency Over Retrenchments

On Wednesday afternoon, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) staff is set to march to the seat of government and the highest office in their country - the Union Building, to handover a memorandum of demands to President Cyril Ramaphosa asking ...


Jan 18, 2021  |  Multichoice Refutes Pay-TV Monopoly Claims; South African Inquiry Hears

Pay-TV giant Multichoice has denied allegations of its monopoly over the market, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) heard during its public hearings last week. The hearings held between 12-15 January were part of the regulatory authority's investigation ...


Jan 14, 2021  |  SABC Refutes Claims Shutting African-Language Stations

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is refuting claims that it will be closing its radio services, particularly African-language stations. The broadcaster said that reports that African-language news bulletins on free-to-air television channels were being discontinued "are completely false".   ...


YouTube Puts Spotlight On Africa As It Announces Its Black Voices Class of 2021

Global video-sharing platform YouTube has announced the first round of YouTube Black Voices Class of 2021 winners. The project focuses on investment in narratives that "emphasize the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity, and joy of Black voices" on the social video ...

South Africa: Impending Strike At The SABC – As Public Broadcaster Issues Retrenchment Letters

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has officially begun its retrenchment process, issuing redundancy and surplus letters to all the affected staff. The public broadcaster act has led to worker’s representation, taking up action to reverse this. The Broadcasting, Electronic, ...

SABC Says That After All Is Said And Done, It Expects To Sack "Only 303 Staffers"

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has now completed its legally mandated retrenchment processes and procedures. In the end, it is expected that only 303 members of its current staff-force will be losing their jobs.   A statement ...

SABC: Future And Nature Of TV Licensing In South Africa To Be Decided Imminently

The future framework for the viability and sustenance of the TV license as a funding plank for the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is set to be settled with the next few months. The South African minister for Communications and ...

Nigeria | Teen Africa TV Launched On StarTimes

Teenagers in Nigeria and across the African continent have a new TV platform dedicated to their needs. The brand new TEEN Africa TV (TATV) debuted on the StarTimes pay-tv platform from 01 January 2021.   Founded by Charles Novia - ...

SES Offers HD+ TV In Ghana To Satisfy Picture Quality Demand

According to SES HD+ Ghana's director, Theodore Asampong, there is a "high demand for superior picture quality among television viewers in Ghana", and SES is primed and ready to tap into this alongside offering multi-channel TV services.   It is ...

South Africa: Petitioning Against TV Licence Fees For OTT Streaming Access

The South African Democratic Alliance (DA) - a political opposition party - has announced that it is starting a petition against the country's government move to institute what it has called the "controversial SABC TV licence regime for over-the-top (OTT) ...

ZNBC Fully Resourced, Need Efficient Utilisation Of Modern Infrastructure

The Director-General of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Mr Malolela Lusambo, has proclaimed that, in terms of the modernisation of broadcasting systems and platforms, his organisation is fully resourced!   Malolela was speaking during the virtual industry forum on "Reshaping ...

SABA Ready For Partnerships To Help Realise Regional Radio And TV Initiatives

Mr Cecil J. Nguvauva, the Secretary-General of the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) has announced that his organisation will stand ready to partner and collaborate with global partners that can help it bring to fruition the pan-regional SADC Radio and ...

South Africa: SABC Readies To Dispose Off Properties To Raise Funds

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has reportedly announced it is prepared to end the lease agreements of the 'non-core properties' it owns in the bid to get these ready for disposal via auction early next year.   Yolande van ...