In Johannesburg, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa hereby notifies the media and stakeholders that it has conditionally granted five (5) licences for individual commercial subscription broadcasting services. Although the conditions imposed are specific to each of the five applicants, they generally relate to amongst others, confirmation of equity ownership, funding requirements, further research, confirmation of local content and programming content agreements.
Gweru residents have called for the revitalisation of ZBC-TV so that it becomes a broadcaster of choice. Contributing to an Information and Media Panel of Inquiry consultative meeting in Mkoba last week, residents said Zimbabweans were shunning ZBC-TV due to substandard programmes and poor picture and sound quality.
"It is disheartening to learn that people have resorted to international broadcasters because our own broadcaster is failing to cope with the people's expectations", said one resident.
The creation of a city entirely dedicated to telecom services and satellite broadcasting, Tunis Media City, was announced Thursday in Tunis. Jordan-Saudi Company for Satellite (JASCO) is initiator of this project.
For nearly four months, one of the oldest and most famous French TV programmes 'Intervilles' has settled in Abidjan. Broadcasted by the RTI the programme has been sold to TV5 Monde. Source: African Info News
In remarks made to global attendees at the Asia-Pacific Pay-TV Operators Summit in Indonesia, Fox International Channels President and CEO Hernan Lopez announced the results of a new brand study undertaken to measure the strength of channel brands in 20 countries outside of the United States.
Source: Fox International Channels - 29 April 2014
Telemedia has an extensive teleport in Rivonia just north of Johannesburg where they provide playout facilities, studios and correlate TV packages to form multichannel bouquets. Telemedia then provides the uplink onto Yamal 402 at 55' East to provide a DTH (Direct to Home) multichannel television service.
Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) provides the Yamal-402 satellite capacity on both the Sub-Sahara Beam and the European Beam which is cross strapped from South Africa.
Premiering on Al Jazeera English on 10 April 2014, Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health highlighs the work of inspiring Africans on the frontline of public health. The groundbreaking eight-part series is filmed up close as these health heroes forge dramatic breakthroughs while tackling nine of the worst diseases and conditions that afflict poor people: Guinea worm, leprosy, malaria, maternal and neonatal mortality, polio, rabies, river blindness, schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia or snail fever), and trachoma.