- RFI - Mahamat Saleh Haroun: “TV in Chad is doing well, because it has new means today. It has a budget, a seat that is under construction and will be ready within a year, an eleven-storey building. It now produces its own programmes, buys films from young directors who produce their films in Ndjamena. There is a political establishment that allows the emergence of some Chadian film directors. So the movement is initiated. I hope that the forthcoming creation of the film school in Ndjamena really can become a place of brainstorming, but also pulse something new for cinema in Africa.”
In 18 months time, Euronews will have a sister channel in Africa. In partnership with the national television channel of the Republic of the Congo, Euronews will bring to Africa its unique know-how as a multi-lingual and multi-cultural news channel, broadcasting around the clock. Starting with English and French, and then adding other languages widely-spoken on the continent, Africanews aims to become the first Pan-African rolling news channel. The headquarters will be in Brazzaville and regional offices will be set up across the continent.
AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, has announced numerous acquisitions from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to premiere exclusively on Sundance Channel internationally shortly after the festival this spring. Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, made the announcement from Park City, Utah where Sundance Channel is celebrating its biggest year of growth across its international television networks and video-on-demand (VOD) services.
Football Dynamics is a fresh new studio-based show combining unique analytics from Bloomberg Sports with expert opinion to give viewers the inside track on the game’s hot topics and focus on distinctive, data-driven football insights. In the year when the World Cup will be staged for the first time in Brazil since 1950, with five African nations represented, Bloomberg Sports (BSports) is teaming up with Bloomberg TV Africa, part of the Optima Media Group.
Zimbabwean Govt Pays Backdated ZBC Salaries: The government has started paying up backdated salaries at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation - ZBC and has started a verification process to ensure ghost workers are not paid.
Reports this week said the verification has so far shown that among those on the pay roll were people who either died or quit the state broadcaster about a decade ago.
Consumers Federation of Kenya has sought a meeting with CCK and Pay TV providers aimed at discussing the issue of Free to Air content not being free on the Pay TV platforms. As part of their agenda, the federation has asked the pubic via their Facebook page to air their views on issues they (the Federation) should discuss with the CCK and the Pay TV providers. Their Facebook update reads:
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.