Category Archives: General TV

MultiChoice and SABC violate competition merger rules

The Competition Commission has ruled that the channel distribution agreement between Multichoice and SABC, signed in 2013, constitutes a notifiable merger. The five-year agreement deal allows MultiChoice the right to broadcast SABC’s 24-hour news channel and an entertainment channel, SABC Encore. This means the public broadcaster and Africa’s largest pay TV operator are in violation [...]

TVC Communications launches new brand identity for TVC

Nigeria’s leading independent TV, radio and on-line broadcasting company, TVC Communications today unveiled a new brand identity for its market leading family entertainment channel, TVC. The on-air changes, unveiled on TVC this morning at 7am, are the result of extensive market research among audience and advertisers, which revealed that many believed the channel branding was [...]

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 [...]