Free Your Mind (FYM), Namibia's monthly comedy initiative recently celebrated their fifth anniversary. The brainchild of Ndemufayo 'Chicken' Kauxuxena and Onesmus 'Slick' Upindi, whose love for entertainment sparked the idea of forming a comedy collective.
Having seen FYM grow to theatre busting proportions, through much sacrifice and laughter, the FYM brand can now look forward to hitting our television screens, when it airs on NBC every Wednesday at 19h00, starting from 4 September.
South Africa’s new news channel launched to universal brickbats. The extracts from a column in the Daily Maverick is one of the more choice items.
What do you get when you combine Gupta money, supposedly cutting-edge technology, and a bunch of beautiful young models acting as news anchors? What you get is the omnishambles that is ANN7. At least, that’s what the first few days of its broadcast life have suggested. There are those who will say that it’s too early to judge the new 24-hour channel. We beg to differ, says Rebecca Davies.
-France Telecom-Orange – largely present in Africa as a telecoms and pay TV operator - dropped the first part of its name on 1 July 2013: Adieu! to the ‘France Telecom’ brand name.
- Seven months after the initial migration there are currently 52 free television channels covering the nine regions of Tanzania in which digital transmissions have taken over compared to just 38 stations that existed during the reign of analogue broadcasting.Full story here
SES announced today a 15-year contract with Platco Digital, a sister company of the South African independent broadcaster e.tv, to broadcast a new free-to-air service in South Africa, with future plans to expand across Southern Africa.
A new satellite broadcasting service is coming to South Africa, offering 15 channels in a mix of standard and high definition without charging a monthly subscription fee.
This is according to documents in MyBroadband’s possession and has been confirmed by electronics distributor, Ellies. MyBroadband has received two documents pertaining to a road show for “OpenView HD”, which were circulated to industry players.
A new privately-owned television station begins broadcasting in Zimbabwe this week, hoping to provide an independent voice ahead of elections, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman for 1st TV, Temba Hove, said the station would broadcast "impartial, factual news to the people of Zimbabwe as well as popular soap operas and comedies".
With broadcast media dominated by state-controlled outlets favourable to President Robert Mugabe, Hove said the channel would serve as a platform for "all people to express their views".