Category Archives: Free to Air

SABC1 to launch new programming line-up and content

SABC1 is introducing a new programming line-up and content following the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with some new drama and reality shows, new seasons of local series, and some scheduling changes like a dedicated Sunday night local drama miniseries slot. “We will be introducing a slate of brand-new shows, new seasons, as well as revamped [...]

South African Public FTA appoints new CEO and CFO

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) appointed Madoda Mxakwe as its new group chief executive officer (GCEO) and Yolande van Biljon as its chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment of the GCEO is effective from 1 July 2018 and the CFOs appointment is effective from Monday, 25 June 2018. Mxakwe brings to the SABC a [...]

Private TV channel ENN in Ethiopia stop broadcasting

Ethiopias private television channels: Ethiopian News Network (ENN) might have to pull the plug off. The executives of the TV station have spoken to all of its 115 employees at an arranged gathering last Friday and used it as an opportunity to explain the troubles of the company. Founded by an Ethiopian-Canadian journalist, Benyam Kebede [...]

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation set to air security service channel

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) says it will soon launch a security services channel as part of a cocktail of programmes planned for digital television broadcasting. ZBC chief executive officer, Patrick Mavhura told hundreds of content producers in Beitbridge that the security channel will be introduced alongside other channels such as wildlife, our country and [...]

Public broadcaster in Morocco bags the broadcasting rights for 22 international sports events

Morocco public broadcaster Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) has obtained the green light for the broadcasting rights for 22 international sports events held at the 2018 World Cup, said Arryadia TV Wednesday on twitter. The initiative comes as the state-owned television network concluded an agreement with beInSPORTS North Africa and the Middle [...]

SABC rebrands SABC News TV programs

The South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) declared that SABC News is reimagining and rebranding its programming across its television, radio and online platforms. These changes are to keep up with the fast-evolving broadcast environment and emerging digital opportunities. The broadcaster hopes that this move will position SABC News as a premium source of news in South [...]

SABC TV switches to HD ahead of World Cup

After years of waiting, the SABC is finally switching its TV channels to high definition (HD) with the South African public broadcaster upgrading the broadcast quality of its channels.  SABC1 and SABC3 will both switch from standard definition (SD) to HD from Monday 11 June, with SABC2 that will go HD sometime in July. The [...]

ZBC to launch a range of new channels

After the realization of digital migration, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) will roll out a range of new channels.  The channels will bring a change to ZBCs viewers after years of just watching one channel, ZTV. The channels will vary from history channel to religious channel to a security channel. The CEO of ZBC, Patrick Mavhura pointed out, We will increase [...]