Oscar Pistorius TV channel a massive viewership success

MultiChoice's Oscar Pistorius Trial TV channel is a massive viewership success story for DStv, lifting ratings on the South African satellite pay-TV platform to unprecedented levels and making the channel the 4th most watched TV channel on pay-TV in South Africa since the channel launched on 2 March. by Thinus Ferreira

The phenomenal viewership feat makes the Oscar Pistorius Trial TV channel, which has already earned millions, the most successful pay-TV channel launched in South African television history.

AFRICA 24 Media celebrates African broadcasters, tour on the way

Africa24 MEDIA, the continent’s premiere Pan African international quality media production house, announces the Mohamed Amin African Media Awards (MAAMA’s), to be inaugurated in Nairobi in 2015. 

To get ready for this seminal event honoring African broadcasters, media houses, journalists and filmmakers, AFRICA24 MEDIA is sending its COO & Senior Executive Producer, Daniel Furnad, on a continent-wide tour to identify excellence in our craft.

DTT in Africa: the deadline is now just over 12 months away

Balancing Act has kept track of recent DTT developments up until June 2014 as an update to its recently published market report: "DTT: Analogue to digital migration in Africa - Strategic choices and current developments (2014)".

If Africa is to meet the ITU deadline for the switchover to digital terrestrial television (DTT) it needs to complete it within just one year, by 17 June 2015.

Broadcast - In Brief

In support for their colleagues from the Agence Internationale d'Images de Télévision (AITV), a group of France Télévisions, POLITICO TV invites you every night at INFO Africa. Info Africa is a ten minute daily news programme broadcast on France ' and presented alternately by Eleonore Abouez and Anais Agbo'more

ICASA granted 5 licences for subscription broadcasting services

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.

Zimbabwe: Call to Revive ZBC-TV

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.

Tunis Media City - Satellite Broadcasting Company Created

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.

Broadcast - In Brief

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

FOX International Channels no. 1, delivered 94% brand awareness

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