The first day in Ramadan was marked by the launch of Tunisia 's third privately -owned Radio Station, dubbed the "Zeitouna Radio Station for the Holy Koran". Taking its name from that of the olive tree in Arabic, the new Tunisian radio station which focuses on the Koran and its teachings, went on the air early on Thursday.
FNB's new 2010 TV ad is intended to position the bank as the 2010 FIFA World Cup sponsor that holds nation-building at its heart - without shying away from addressing the issues that confront South Africa.
For those that no longer find any steam in watching the shower hour viewing segment of Big Brother Africa 2, the uncut show - airing Friday nights at about 11.30p.m.- has loads of vapour, writes the Monitor’s Moses Serugo.
The documentary project, "Democracy in Dakar" highlights the impact hip hop artists have had on the democratic process in Senegal, shedding light on the politics of one of francophone Africa's more stable democracies and showing the contradictions that lie just below the surface, writes AllAfrica.com’s Msia Kibona Clark. The project is an online multi-media documentary that consists of eight mini-documentary video shorts broadcast through the African Underground website.
Director-General, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Dr Tonnie Iredia, last week canvassed for the establishment of community-based broadcasting stations, to bring the nation's ethnic communities into focus and government nearer to the people.
Iredia said this in Ilorin, in a paper entitled, "Broadcasting in a Developing Country - Challenges to Professionalism," at the national conference of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), adding that Nigeria's broadcasting is elitist and does not allow cultural development.
The SABC's news division is pressing ahead with plans to become a globalised African media organisation. Snuki Zikalala, SABC managing director of news and current affairs, told the Cape Argus the public broadcaster was beefing up its foreign news bureaux and could open offices in Ethiopia, China, India and Russia in 2008. The corporation had correspondents in Washington, New York, London, Brussels, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Telesud’s exciting new TV series, Ya Ma’Afrika made by its production company, Soundview Africa based in New York, debuts on the African Movie Channel, AMC this October. The highly acclaimed new series started airing on Telesud in September.
Nairobi will for the next one week be turned into a movie capital of sorts, with more than 10,000 enthusiasts from the eastern Africa region and beyond expected to converge on the city for the second edition of the Kenya International Film Festival (KIFF).
Across Africa, fans of Barclays Premier League football have noticed a change to the way the 2007-8 season is broadcast. For the first time in history, the rights have been shared between broadcasters. To widen access to live matches across Africa, the Barclays Premier League has granted the lion's share of matches to a new company, GTV (GBS in Ghana).