Category Archives: General TV

NBC chose Harmonic for Olympic Winter Games 2018

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has opted for Harmonic to provide MediaGrid shared storage systems and Spectrum MediaDeck integrated media servers for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February. The announcement was made on 8 February by Jim [...]

Media stars to host TV Africa Breakfast Live

Media star, Obuobia Darko-Opoku will be hosting the all new Television Africa current affairs morning show dubbed ‘Breakfast Live’ with actress Nikki Samonas and beautiful Khadijat Starting from 12th February, 2018 6am – 9am. Together with their guests, the star crew will provide in-depth analysis of issues under social, political, health, creative Arts and current [...]

UNILAG TV to begin operation in February

The University of Lagos, UNILAG television station will begin operations in February to facilitate research-oriented education and ease communication within and outside the university community. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, gave the assurance in an interview on Monday in Lagos. The Federal Government recently approved licence for the television thereby making it [...]

GRB signed deals for more content to be offered in Africa

Los Angeles-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment content has been picked up by multiple broadcasters in Africa. South African broadcaster MNET picked up four series, including a two seasons of the long-running series Braxton Family Values which takes an inside look at the Braxton sisters including Grammy-winning artist Toni Braxton, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar and their [...]

MultiChoice Zambia having troubles with signal

MULTICHOICE Zambia has apologised over the GOtv channel black-out experienced in Livingstone and Solwezi and assured subscribers the signal will be restored in the two towns. Thousands of GOtv subscribers in Livingstone and Solwezi have had no signal to the digital pay television platform for the last two weeks. MultiChoice Africa general manager corporate affairs [...]

MBC and Omantel partner up for easy subscription to Shahid Plus

Omantel, the first telecom provider in Oman, announced its partnership with MBC Group to allow customers to conveniently subscribe to Shahid Plus service by using their mobile credit. Shahid Plus is a leading premium video-on-demand (VOD) service in the Arab world. This offer is available to Omantel postpaid and prepaid customers. Said Salim Al Shanfari, [...]

TiVo introduces ‘Next-Gen’ platform for Pay TV providers to enhance their game

TiVo launched a new Next-Gen Platform, allowing pay TV operators to better keep up with the changes in how consumers prefer to watch television today. The platform enables operators to offer modern-day features to their customers like personalization, recommendations, voice control, and more to their managed set-top boxes. It also includes support for mobile [...]

Channel 20 will not broadcast Knesset TV in the Middle East

Channel 20 on Thursday lost its bid to produce, manage and broadcast the Knesset Channel following a court appeal by the competitors that lost out on the tender. On Tuesday the Justice Ministry announced it would not defend the decision to award the contract to Channel 20, forcing the council to withdraw the offer. The [...]

Namibian Broadcasting Corporation rebranded

The Afrikaans Service, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), became the first service since Independence to be transformed from old NBC Afrikaans Service this week at the Gateway Centre in Khomasdal. The re-branding of the Afrikaans Service sets the scene for a complete roll-out to re-brand all the 9 other stations of the NBC. The NBC’s Afrikaans [...]

Ghana to broadcast 70% local content during prime time

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, says government will roll out a policy for television stations to broadcast at least 70% local content at prime time. She noted the need to push local content has become essential to provide more opportunities for local content providers especially film producers across the country. There is growing discontent [...]