Cameroon: 2nd National Channel, “La Côtière”

The Director General of the Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) was in Douala earlier this week to report to the authorities of the economic capital the TV programmes of the second national television channel called “La Côtière”.

“La Côtière” provides 45 % of programmes in French, 45 % of programmes in English against 10% of programmes in native languages.

Source: - FLORA HONGA September 6 2013

Broadcast - In Brief

- UK’s ITV broadcast '28 Up South Africa', a film that catches up with six individuals - aged seven when the cameras first began rolling, the group have now reached 28 and are leading very different lives. An exploration of not just the transition from childhood to adulthood, but of a country going through enormous change. Read more here

South Africa: Playboy Plus package on StarSat

On Digital Media (ODM) recently announced the launch of the Playboy Plus package on its StarSat (formerly TopTV) satellite pay TV service.

The bouquet will initially include the channels Playboy TV, compiled and supplied by Playboy TV UK/Benelux Limited, and Private Spice at a cost of R159/month. Discounts are available for a 12-month subscription, according to the Playboy TV website.

Channels TV wins best Nigerian TV award for the eighth time

Channels TV , the award-winning independent Nigerian broadcaster, is delighted to announce that The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Media Merit Award Trust has recently awarded it the prestigious “Best Station of The Year Award” for 2013.

Source: Channels TV Press Release

Uganda and Rwanda: Zenterio/Vestel ink DVB-T2 box deal

For the digital switchover in Africa, Zenterio and Vestel together with local partners SysCorp and TACT bring a DVB-T2 STB to the retail market in Uganda and Rwanda.

Zenterio, provider of the independent operating system platform for interactive TV, and Vestel, a consumer electronics provider, last week announced they are providing a DVB-T2 STB for commercial availability in Uganda and Rwanda. The first order for the new DVB-T2 compliant STB is set to launch in December 2013.

Broadcast - In Brief

- A recently launched South African TV channel – Glow TV, in the business of syndicating and displaying content from across the globe, will give SA audiences a taste of Indian television shows. The first television channel from Kagiso Media, Glow TV, is a partnership between Kagiso Media and Nolava Television, and calls itself ‘Eastern inspired’. This is its first television offering as it has a significant holding in the radio business. Full story here

TopTV changes its name to StarSat and orders Chinese

On Digital Media (ODM), effectively taken over by China's StarTimes TV conglomerate following a cash bail-out, is ordering Chinese from the menu for its new TV dinner. The struggling Woodmead based pay-TV operator is rebranding the damaged TopTV name into StarSat writes Thinus Ferreira

At the same time ODM and StarTimes are in the process of launching and restructuring a new bouquet of TV channels with new packages, heavy with Chinese TV channels and Chinese sourced content.

Source: filmcontact 20 November 2013

South Africa: now available in HD!

If you own the new OpenView HD satellite decoder, you can now watch in HD. and new sister channel eMovies+ are now broadcast in high definition. All locally commissioned content will also now be available in HD to OpenView HD viewers.

That means you can get close and personal with your favourite celebrities when you catch your best shows in better quality.

Source: etv 21 November 2013

South Africa: Killing wild animals for pleasure ‘not cool anymore’

Petition grew to ban Melissa Bachman from South Africa after she posted photos with dead lion.  This picture has got a TV presenter into very hot water as people signed the petition from all over the World. Killing wild animals for pleasure does not seem to be trendy anymore.

A blue-eyed American hunter with her own specialty TV show found herself on November 20, 2013 in the crosshairs of animal lovers outraged by her safari exploits in South Africa.

Source: abc news and The Independent

Broadcast - In Brief

- Jo De Loor, Product Manager at Newtec  gives you in this 3.5 minutes video a complete overview and what you can expect of the Newtec Sat3Play platform, including the: S3P IP Broadband HubIP Satellite Modems,  the MDM2200 and MDM3100 Matching Outdoor Unit (ODU) portfolio (BUC’s, iLNB’s, LNB’s, antennas) both for MDM2200 and MDM3100

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