- In May, Franco-German TV channel Arte presented an 82 mins TV magazine on hip-hop and rap, an African-related music and dance movement that started in the 70’s in the Bronx. The movement travelled the World in the 80’s and made strides all over Europe – particularly in France –with Sidney, the first black TV presenter in the country - and across Africa. France and Germany based audiences can watch the replay here for a limited time only:
Sixty-nine percent of the people in the world infected with HIV-AIDS live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The situation is particularly dire in the southern part of the continent. And in South Africa, an estimated 17 percent of adults live with the virus. To address the issue, the health research center John Hopkins foundation has created an original and very popular TV show called Intersexions, broadcast on South African public TV channel SABC, that is currently in its second season.
The 38th Assembly of Parties of the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization EUTELSAT took place 15 and 16 May 2013 in Paris, under the Chairmanship of Ms Marta Leandro of Portugal and with Mr Frédéric Labarrere of Monaco as Vice-Chairman. Ms Leandro is a senior expert within the Portuguese communications regulator ANACOM who has represented Portugal in several intergovernmental organisations. Mr Labarrere is Counselllor at the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in France, where his responsibilities include political and economic affairs.
Oh how I love my PVR! After years of being in the advertising and communications business, my husband and I delight in zapping the rubbish ads and moving on to what we really want to watch - the programme! It's a global trend which is resulting in more and more interest being placed on AFP's (Advertiser Funded Programmes) with some really interesting results.
Source: bizcommunity - Sara Butchart - 18 May 2013
- A TV advertisement promoting condom use in Kenya has been withdrawn after an outcry by religious leaders, health official Peter Cherutich has said. Christian and Muslim clerics said the advert encouraged infidelity, rather than safe sex to curb HIV/Aids. Full story here
analSat in Africa is to become the first pay TV platform to carry a new adult channel, Penthouse Black.
The latest Penthouse channel will provide a range of black and multiracial adult content for international audiences, according to Penthouse. The channel is delivered in full native HD, with a standard-definition version also available.
The channel’s programming line-up will comprise 80% black/black adult hard core content and 20% multiracial adult hard core content.
As the world celebrates 100 years of Bollywood, South 2 North talk show host Redi Tlhabi asks whether Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, is on a similar trajectory.
“According to UNESCO, Nollywood is the world’s second most productive film industry after Bollywood,” says Redi. “The fast-paced, high-turnover industry of Nollywood is revolutionising the movie-making model. Nigerians are telling their own stories and making movies their way; without foreign aid or government subsidies.”
15TH PAMRO and AllAfrica media audience research conference Sun 25 August 2013 – Wed 28 August 2013 Hotel Colbert - Antananarivo, Madagascar Theme: “Africa Rising: The Role of Media Audience Research in Emerging Markets”
TopTV’s creditors and shareholders have voted in favour of a business rescue plan involving China’s StarTimes, leaving rival bidders, an MSG Afrika-led consortium and Kenya’s Wananchi, out in the cold.
The shareholders and creditors of troubled pay-television operator On Digital Media, which owns TopTV, have approved a business rescue plan that involves an offer by China’s StarTimes to purchase a direct 20% stake.
Source: Craig Wilson for bizcommunity 30 April 2013
- On 9 April 2013, MultiChoice sent a notice to DStv Select subscribers to let them know that their bouquet will be replaced by the new DStv Family package. Source mybroadband.co.za
- Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organisations across the globe. The network has been honoured for overall excellence in achieving its mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera's individual reporters and their work.