Broadcasting Services

May 17, 2021  |  Namibia: Employee Union Takes National Broadcaster To Court - Reports

BMA sources have revealed that the Namibian Public Workers Union (NAPWU) has, on behalf of the employees of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has filed a lawsuit against the country's national broadcaster. NAPWU has accused the broadcaster of placing its ...


May 14, 2021  |  South Africa: Public Broadcaster Says Its On The Way To Financial Prosperity

Following recent developments within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) - which has seen the public broadcaster receiving enormous negative if at time unfair publicity - the SABC has reportedly recently about more favourable business performance. The SABC has announced ...


May 12, 2021  |  Namibia: NBC Striking Employees To Take Grievances To Parliament

The Namibian Public Workers Union (NAPWU) has announced plans to, with the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) workers, march to the Parliament building in retaliation to the NBC board’s decision to hire freelance workers. The strike is set to hit stage ...


May 04, 2021  |  SABC: Reports Of Delays In Payment Of Severance Package To Retrenched Staff

As reported by BMA's media sources, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been accused of not being able to afford staff salaries and severance packages for retrenched former employees of the public broadcaster. As such, the Communications Workers Union ...


South Africa: Union Drags Public Broadcaster To Court - Again!

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) has claimed to be taking the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to Court over unfair procedures and autonomous unfairness during SABC’s retrenchment process. SABC’s retrenchment process saw over 600 employees retrenched ...

Kenya: Exciting Adjustments To TV Landscape As KBC Relaunches

According to BMA sources, Kenyan’s renowned TV anchor Catherine Kasavuli will be among the prominent media personalities set to return to the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) once the station has relaunched. Kasavuli previously worked at Citizen TV, KBC, and KTN ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster Drives Non-Core Assets Disposals Despite Community Backlash

In South Africa, the public service broadcaster - SABC has announced it is going ahead with its planned disposal of non-core assets, including real estate properties in the country's North West's capital, Mahikeng. This is according to news reporting seen ...

Zimbabwe: Broadcaster Seeking To Supply More Channels With Digital Terrestrial License

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), a state-controlled broadcaster in Zimbabwe, has applied for the National Commercial Digital Terrestrial (NCDT) license in order to supply more channels. Critics have unwelcomed this request as unfair due to private stations being allocated limited ...

"Amended National Broadcasting Code Is Yielding Positive Results" - Nigerian Minister

As previously reported by BMA, the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the industry regulators would enforce a fine of N100 000 (US$245) for local brand adverts that run on international broadcasting outfits, including any advertising ...

Uganda: Multichoice Launches 'Closer Together' Campaign

Multichoice has launched a new campaign called 'Closer Together' to offer Gotv Value Customers a variety of entertainment content following a successful two-month campaign called 'Tumbiiza Gotv' that saw decoder prices drop by 23%. As maintained by reports, the new ...

South Africa: SABC May Faces New Court Battle For "Unfair" Retrenchment Accusations

As reported by the media, the three unions representing South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) workers are having ongoing meetings to finalise strategies that may land the SABC in court. The unions, namely, Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu), ...

Nigeria: Group Lobbying For Removal Of Multichoice's Stranglehold On Industry

A pressure group, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), is continuing its campaign against Multichoice Nigeria, stating that the pay-tv operator is still ignoring the content diversity aimed at national growth and development in the country's northern parts. CNG has ...

Update: More Details On SABC And Openview Free-To-Air Broadcast Tie-Up

To recall, back in March, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), together with eMedia Investments, signed a channel supply agreement to ensure the public broadcaster supplies Openview with six television channels (SABC1, 2, 3, and three new channels) as well ...

Public Broadcaster - SABC - Concludes Retrenchment Of 621 Employees - Reports

Effective from 1 April 2021, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will be transitioning into a new structure that has been in process since June 2020. In the latest reports, the SABC Section 189 process began nine months ago and ...