Tag Archives: BBC

Burundi Government strikes again aided by the CNC

In Burundi, the National Communication Council (CNC) suspended for six months the programs of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice of America (VOA). The regulator accuses them of not respecting the laws and media ethics of the country. The ban, which came into effect on May 7, was explained by Karenga Ramadhan (photo), [...]

TVC communications closes deal with BBC NEWS at NexTV CEO Africa 2018

Nigerias leading independent TV and radio broadcasting company, TVC Communications has today announced a major programme output deal with BBC News following there interaction at the NexTV CEO. The agreement means that the two television channels (TVC News and TVC) operated by TVC Communications will broadcast 368 hours of BBC News brand new African focused [...]

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 [...]

BBC Studios secured 300+ hours of programming and partnered up with MultiChoice for Offering in Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018, including a first time deal with TV-on-the-go service, DSTV NOW.   MultiChoice’s pay TV platform DSTV NOWs first package deal with BBC Studios includes an eclectic mix of music and arts programming. With over 100 hours acquired, key titles include Last [...]

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 [...]

BBC Nigeria launches online platforms in Igbo and Yoruba

Yesterday, the BBC launched its online news service in Nigeria, in Yoruba and Igbo languages. The information was made public by a statement from the British media. With BBC Hausa, the two new services of the group enable it to provide information in the three most spoken languages of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It [...]

Play TV partners up with BBC for launch in Nigeria

Play TV has hosted a crew from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Lagos to discuss partnership on content creation prior to its launch in Nigeria. PLAY, formerly known as CONSAT, is an African urbane media and entertainment company which aims to be a leader in digital TV programming through the offering of carefully selected [...]

The Great South African Bake Off TV show is back

South Africans are about to crown the next best baking Chef as The Great South African Bake Off is returning on small screens for a third season. The series involves a nationwide hunt and crowning of South Africas best and sensational baker. The reality TV show will air next month.  The Great South African Bake [...]

BBC launches Pidgin Digital service for its West African Audience

BBC World Service starts a new language service for its digital platforms in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa. Pidgin is one of the most widely spoken languages in the region yet not officially recognised. This move of the BBC is part of the World Services biggest expansion following the government funding boost in [...]

BBC to air ‘Planet Earth II’ in South Africa  

BBC, the British public broadcaster, is bringing Planet Earth II to its audience across South Africa. The first series launched a decade ago, will be having its second part aired on BBC Earth (184) on February 5, this year. Planet Earth II is a nature documentary series produced by the BBC as a sequel to [...]