Category Archives: General TV

Médiamétrie et Omedia launch the first barometer of TNT on the continent

Médiamétrie and Omedia, two companies specializing in the collection of figures and the analysis of data on media activity, will launch the first barometer of DTT in Africa. The information was made public by a joint press release from both partners, dating from a few hours ago. “Broadcasters, institutions, operators, content producers, media agencies, advertisers, [...]

BBC’s association with ECB ends while TalkSport negotiates FTA rights for SA

BBCs association with ECB has ended after TalkSport secured free-to-air radio rights. TalkSport are also in negotiations to secure rights for Englands 2019-20 tour to South Africa. This deal brings an end to a 13-year relationship between BBC and ECB. The last time BBC lost an overseas radio rights was back in 2005, interestingly to the same organisation. The rights covers Test, ODIs [...]

SACIA aids in developing SA’s broadcast industry

Since 2009, the South African Communication Industries Association (SACIA) has been promoting the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practices within the broadcast communications industry across Southern Africa. Executive director of SACIA, Kevan Jones has been on this journey since its inception. He talks about it saying, Wed arrange studio visits, share information and [...]

CNBC to broadcast from Abu Dhabi HQ

CNBC will unveil its new Middle East headquarters and TV studios. CNBC will broadcast Capital Connection, fronted by Middle East anchor Hadley Gamble. The financial news network CNBC will on Monday unveil its new Middle East headquarters and TV studios, based at the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) complex. The facility will act as the [...]

DSA commends ICASA for TV White Space regulations

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, DSA, congratulates the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, ICASA, for publishing its regulations on the use of Television White Space, TVWS. Marking a huge step forward for South Africa in enabling affordable broadband through dynamic spectrum access technologies, the achievement highlights the progress in the adoption of TVWS regulations around [...]

Mobiclickss and Silverpush partner up to launch automated TV sync platform in Africa

The Magnifi TV sync platform which was launched in South Africa in 2017 in a partnership with Mobilclicks and its technology partner Silverpush has revealed the launch of an automated TV sync platform. With this launch, Mobiclicks is set on a path to change digital advertising through Mobile Audience Intelligence and Real-time TV syncing platform. [...]

DRC returns to Congo four frequencies illegally seized

“In recent days, through the regulator, we are informed that the DRC has just returned four frequencies. We can already solve the problems related to analog and digital frequencies, and carry out our projects like the installation of our digital channels, “said a few days ago, Thierry Moungalla, the Congolese Minister of Communication and Media. [...]

Larry Madowo now BBC Africa Business Editor

Former NTV news anchor Larry Madowo is reportedly headed to British national broadcaster BBC, where he will be in charge of business news coverage in Africa. This news comes days after his resignation from Nation Media Group, where he worked for close to a decade. Madowo will allegedly have his office at the new BBC [...]

beIN Media Group wins the rights to broadcast VIVO Indian Premier League across the MENA

Under the five-year deal, Star India has awarded the television & digital rights to beIN who will screen the upcoming 2018 VIVO IPL competition, together with the proceeding four editions of the tournament until 2022. The announcement sees a further strengthening of beINs burgeoning global cricket portfolio, following long term rights agreements signed in 2017 with [...]