Category Archives: Broadcasters

BBC to offer its content on Soweto TV in SA

BBC will broadcast its programmes on the free-to-air channel Soweto TV in South Africa. The British group and the channel have announced a partnership agreement to air certain BBC programmes on the South African channel. The Director of Business Development of BBC World Service, Simon Kendall, declared, “We are delighted that viewers from Gauteng and across [...]

Athletic South Africa and SABC sign broadcast agreement

SABC and Athletic South Africa (ASA) have recently announced an agreement to broadcast the athletic games.  The public broadcaster will produce and broadcast marathons, track, field and road running events. Some of the marathon events will include the Cape Town Marathon, Two Oceans Marathon, Nelson Mandela Marathon and Comrades Marathon while the track and field [...]

Public broadcaster in Tunisia to launch new TV channel

The public broadcaster of Tunisia plans to launch a new television channel to boost its channels offer. The information was communicated by Fathi Chroundi, director of the public television channel Watania 1, during a broadcast on Jawhara FM radio. According to his words, the channel should “respond to the will and need of the Tunisian [...]

MBC Dubai partners with Disney, Fox and Spotify for exclusive content on the “Shahid” OTT platform

The Middle Easts giant broadcasting group, MBC, has unveiled its latest upgrades to its streaming platform, Shahid on Wednesday as the group partners with Disney, Fox and Spotify for exclusive content. Shahid will present 3,000 hours of content from entertainment companies Disney and Fox. Shahid, which was the first video-on-demand platform in the Arab world [...] stops airing locally drama Isipho

The daily local show Isipho was stop without warning fans. The show, which featured an ensemble troupe of Nimrod Nkosi, Saint Seseli, Thobani Nzuza, Wandi Chamane and Karabo Maseko, suddenly stopped airing on December 19, leaving fans confused. The channel and production company HerbVision Multimedia, in association with The Ntintili Factory, confirmed to SowetanLIVE [...]

Nigerian govt bans exclusive sports broadcasting rights

The Nigerian government has banned exclusivity for broadcast rights to sports events, reports Communications Week. The Minister of Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the regulations prevent the abuse of monopoly or market power, or anti-competitive and unfair practices, by a foreign or local broadcaster to remove other local broadcasters in the television [...]

TV channels to launch their activities on the DTT platform as from February in Ivory Coast

In Ivory Coast, the television channels selected to broadcast on the digital television platform (DTT) must launch their activities no later than next February. This was announced by Sidi Touré, the Ivorian Minister of Communication. According to the minister, the country is currently at 60% coverage for DTT and plans to reach 100% coverage for [...]