Category Archives: General TV

MBC rolls out production studios in MENA

Saudi-owned broadcaster MBC Group stated it will roll out MBC Studios to enhance quality film and television production in the area, with a focus on MENA. Peter Smith is the new subsidiary as the managing director. He was previously the president of international home entertainment at Universal Pictures International and the president of NBC Universal [...]

HAC in Gabon suspends SatCon for 3 months

In Gabon, the High Authority of Communication (HAC) has suspended for 3 months, the television operator SatCon. Authorities blame the company for providing matches of the 2018 football world cup by illegally offering its subscribers the signal of BeIN Sports. This is not the first time that such facts have been blamed on SatCon. The [...]

ZTE wakes up again in South Africa

After suspending operations around the world following a ban by the US government, ZTE South Africa is back in business, the Chinese telecommunications equipment company said on Monday. The recent US ban led to the corporation suspending business operations across the globe including in South Africa, it said. ZTE reached a settlement with the US department [...]

Fly TV Ghana cited for unauthorized EPL broadcast

Multichoice and SuperSport initiated a case against Fly TV at the Commercial Court in Accra for the unauthorized broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the PL and other television content rights violations. On June 20, this year, the High Court placed an injunction order against Nour Vision Ltd, stopping them from airing of the football [...]

Court stops DSTV from raising fees

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained Multichoice Nigeria Limited from going ahead with its recent decision to increase the subscription tariffs for DSTV, its satellite cable television service providers. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had granted the authority for the Council to initiate the suit under [...]

NBC summons artists to produce contents within the provisions of the broadcasting Code

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) have restated its vow to sanction media outfits, particularly TV and Radio stations that have continued to offend its directive against the airing of vulgar and indecent music lyrics in spite of verbal and written warnings. The Director General of the Commission, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo [...]

Zuku complies with TCRA

Kenyas Wananchi Group, the owner of pay television firm Zuku, has removed free-to-air (FTA) channels from its subscription list for Tanzanian customers in order to comply with the TCRA regulations. Zuku made the announcement on Sunday noting that it was in line with the directive made by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) last week that [...]

UPL deal falls through for SBL

It is over seven months since Sports Broadcasting Limited (SBL), were unveiled at Kampala Serena Hotel as new television sponsors for the Uganda Premier League (UPL), Uganda Cup and the Fufa Big League starting June 1. Due to financial complications, SBL lost the bargaining power to take the rights to show this League. The broadcaster [...]

Group Sipromad takes over Thomson Broadcast

On the 1st of August 2018, the news of the acquisition of Thomson Broadcast by Groupe Sipromad. This acquisition is a continuation of the international growth of the SIPROMAD GROUP which is already present in Africa and in the Indian Ocean through its subsidiary BROADCASTING MEDIA SOLUTIONS (BMS) for a dozen years. From now on [...]