Using Adaptrum’s ARCS 2.0 TV white spaces radio, MyDigitalBridge says its pilot network in Namibia achieved speeds ranging from 5Mbps to 10Mbps.
MyDigitalBridge Foundation says it has successfully trialled the world’s biggest TV white spaces (TVWS) project.
Working in partnership with Microsoft and Adaptrum, and with support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Millennium Challenge Account, the foundation carried out the trial in late August as part of Namibia’s Citizen Connect TVWS pilot project.
Rwanda's parliament has condemned the BBC for broadcasting a documentary which questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country. It approved a resolution calling on the government to ban the BBC in Rwanda and to charge the documentary-makers with genocide denial. To read the full story please click here.
Footage of a badly burnt woman being berated by a crowd in Nigeria has been watched hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube.
The film begins in a blur. An angry mob and a policewoman can just be made out, gathered in a circle on the dusty ground. As the camera finds its focus, the grim reality becomes clear. In the middle of the circle sits a woman, almost naked, her body bloodied and burnt.
In the interest of acquiring new and original content for its channel, M-Net (DStv channel 101) invites content creators and production companies to pitch ideas for an original unscripted show, to potentially feature as part of their programming line-up in 2015. Pitching is open to the entire industry and will commence in October 2014.
The Royal African Society’s annual Film Africa festival will screen 85 films, including 24 premiers from across 23 different African countries, from 31 October to 9 November in London. The Royal African Society is an organisation which fosters a better understanding of Africa in the UK and throughout the world.
The Lifetime channel (DStv channel 131) has a number of original movies and a new two-part mini-series lined up for viewers in December.
Houdini Adrian Brody stars in this two-part mini-series about Harry Houdini, a famous illusionist and escape artist. Houdini tells the story of the immigrant from Eastern Europe as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists, and encounters the greatest names of the era. Houdini airs on 11 and 18 December at 20h00.
South African pay-DTH operator On Digital Media (ODM), is adding two channels, namely the US video clip linear TV channel QYOU and Trace Sports Stars. According to Nextvame, the channels will be aired on ODM's StarSat, on channels 165 and 250 respectively. At the same time MultiChoice has downgraded Trace Sports Stars from its DStv Premium package and made it available to DStv Extra, DStv Compact and DStv Family subscribers. Source: Telecompaper 3 October 2014
Three major local stations KTN, NTV and Citizen which have been absent from the StarTimes pay TV platform are now back just two days after the Supreme Court made a ruling on a case that had the stations on opposi