Broadcasting Services

Oct 28, 2020  |  Nigeria: TVC News Bounces Back On-Air After A Tumultuous Period!

TVC News, the Nigerian-based news, current affairs and entertainment television station is back on the air, broadcasting to audiences in Nigeria and internationally. The news organisation was targeted in a 'horrible' arson attack on 21st October that was to #EndSarsNow ...


Oct 23, 2020  |  MultiChoice And SAFA Enters Long-Term Relationship To Promote SA Football

Multichoice South Africa and the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) have, according to their press announcements, entered a ground-breaking five-year-long arrangement that will see Multichoice assisting with the promotion and championing South Africa football.   As part of this arrangement, ...


Oct 22, 2020  |  South Africa: SABC Set To Shed About 600 Jobs, Workers Union To Sue

As the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is set to cull upwards of six hundred staffers from its current staff roll, the union that is representing workers at the national broadcaster has threatened to go to court or go on ...


Oct 21, 2020  |  SABC: Signal Distribution Costs Unsustainable, Asking To Explore Alternatives

Ian Plaatjes, the chief operating officer of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has warned that the public broadcaster cannot continue to pay billions of Rands (Hundreds on million in US dollars) to its government-owned signal distribution partner Sentech.   ...


SABC: PayTV Platforms Might Have To Pay To Carry Broadcaster Content

If the new proposals been pushed by the government of South Africa becomes a reality, PayTV platform such as Multichoice DStv might be obliged to pay for the "must-carry" content and channels from the country's public broadcaster - the South ...

South Africa: New Laws Proposed To Strengthen The Public Broadcaster - SABC

A new Broadcasting Act designed to enhance the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and revamp the dynamics of the "TV Licence". The new Act is being proposed by the South Africa Department of Communications and Digital Technologies.   A recent ...

South Africa: Can Multichoice DStv Help Resolve SABC's Financial Woes?

James Aguma, a former CEO of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has suggested that Multichoice DStv should be mandated to help collect TV licence fees on behalf of the public broadcaster. The SABC, it well documented, is in a ...

BBC Studios Signals Tough Times Ahead With Ability To Deliver Revenues

Within the context of a broader concern by the BBC's management that the British media institution is being dragged into a financial quagmire with falling finances, BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the organisation) has also issued the warning that ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster At Risk Of Imminent Collapse, Needs Urgent Re-Invention

South African public broadcaster, the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is on the brink of "imminent" disintegration - according to a confidential report seen and reported on by The City Press (a South African newspaper).   City Press reporting indicates ...

SABC Laments Sharp Drop In TV Licence Cash, Seeks Urgent Redress

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has said it feels like South Africans have stopped paying the TV licences altogether as it laments the vast drop in TV licence payment.   In a statement to the country's lawmakers, SABC says ...

CEO Multichoice South Africa Resigns - To Depart 30 November 2020

First, in June 2020, Niclas Ekdahl resigned from the company. Now, after fourteen years at the helm of Multichoice South Africa, its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Rayner, is quitting his post.   A press statement from Multichoice states: "It ...

South Africa: SABC Says It Can't Compete With Showmax And Netflix, Blames Govt. Regulations

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has voiced its frustration about its inability to compete with streaming majors such as Netflix and Showmax that operating in South Africa.   According to the newspaper City Press, the South Africa public broadcaster ...

The BBC's New Director-General Takes A Dim View Of Subscription Model

BBC's newly appointed Director-General, Mr Tim Davie, has maintained that the BBC "will not be just another media company serving a specific group" and has kicked against the UK's public broadcaster becoming a "subscribed-to" media provider.   Mr Tim Davie, ...

M-NET To Enable Packaged Localised TV Channels In Ghana, Ethiopia And Mozambique

Following reported success with channels like Mzansi Magic in South Africa, Pearl Magic in Uganda and Zambesi Magic in Zambia, Multichoice has said it is looking to create these type of packaged localised entertainment channels for subscribers in Ghana, Ethiopia ...