The Director General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Albertus Aochamub speaks about the life at Cullinan Street, his plans for the broadcaster and why he welcomed with open arms the N$90 000 given to him as performance bonus last year.
New Era: You inherited an organization hit by financial and other problems. How has the situation been since your takeover?
The South Africa-based actor and producer Akin Omotoso talks about his latest film, ‘Man on Ground’, set to be released across Africa this year.
Akin Omotoso is a chip off the old block. Like his father, he is a bundle of talent combining writing with acting, producing and directing. His acting credits include ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Shake Hands with the Devil’, ‘Lord of War’ and ‘A Reasonable Man’.
- Fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) as launched its first IPTV services via its ISP subsidiary TE Data, reports C21Media. The TE-VU services provides streaming and video-on-demand content to TE Data’s ADSL subscribers.
- The subscription TV market in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including pay-TV, video-on-demand, mobile and video- streaming services as well as license fees, will expand 24 percent to $95 billion in the next four years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Internet-streamed videos are forecast to be the fastest growing segment.
Government has intensified efforts to expand radio and television transmission to reach most parts of the country, a Cabinet Minister has said.
In his speech to mark today's World Radio Day, Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu said Radio Zimbabwe and Power FM coverage of the country was now 80 percent, while television transmission had increased from 45 to 75 percent.
He said three television transmitters were already installed in Beitbridge, Plumtree and Victoria Falls.
The African Media Initiative (AMI) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have launched an ambitious strategic partnership to provide professional training and other forms of technical support to develop media businesses across the African continent.
The public launch of digital terrestrial television in South Africa will no longer be in April 2012
The South African Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, revealed at a press briefing today (24 January 2012) that the public launch date of digital terrestrial television (DTT) in South Africa will by pushed back.
Previously the Department of Communications (DoC) under former minister Roy Padayachie set the DTT switch-on date for April 2012.
- CAD (China Africa Development fund) inked an agreement with Star communication network technology on Dec 21, 2011 to develop a wireless digital TV network in Africa.
- The 28th edition of the African Cup of Nations Orange will be held from January 21 to February 12, 2012 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, the most important international football competition in Africa, bringing together the sixteen best national teams. On this occasion, Canal + Africa invested again in this great sporting event through the setting up of special programmes including HD broadcast.