he broadcast rights to the African qualifying games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup have been sold to Italian company B4, in association with France’s SportFive, for “a minimum of $23 million”.
The deal, signed on 20 September at the Cairo headquarters of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF), will see revenues distributed to each national football association on a sharing formula to be drawn up later this month.
International Jewish News 1 launched on September 21, 2011. Jewish News 1 (JN1) is a new 24-hour Brussels-based English-language channel offering news from a Jewish perspective. The channel, which currently has studios in Tel Aviv, Brussels and Kyiv, plans to air in seven further languages, including Hebrew, French, Italian, Russian and German, later. It also has plans to open studios in Washington, Paris and London over the next few months.
The African Union (AU) will, from 17 to 20 September 2011, participate in the Pan-African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI) in Cape Town, South Africa. This major event will bring together the cream of journalism in Africa and commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on freedom of expression.
On the sidelines of the Conference, the AU, as a PACAI partner committed to promoting freedom of expression, access to information and the practice of independent journalism, will, on 19 September, launch the Pan-African Media Network (PAMEN).
International co-productions are an essential tool for the South African film and television industry. They not only allow the local industry to pool financing, but also attract creative talent with those from partner countries to make film and television products that enjoy the status of national productions in each of the respective countries.
- Organisers of DISCOP Africa, Basic Lead, has announced the launch of an umbrella event, TV Loves Africa, which will feature markets and conference programmes dedicated to the making, the distribution and the monetizing of content across all platforms in Africa, including radio and will take place at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 30 October to 2 November 2012.
RFI and TV5MONDE, as promoters of the French language around the world, have combined their know-how in audiovisual media to create a new iPhone application to learning French from current affairs. With the 'Learn French with the news' application, you can stay informed while learning and improving your French, especially as it is spoken daily in the media.
« Learn French with the news » ('Apprendre le français par l’info'), the application's French title, exists in eight versions: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese.
Eutelsat will showcase a slew of innovative satellite-based solutions for broadcast and Internet markets at this year's IBC, the premier annual show for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment.
Visitors to the Eutelsat stand will be able to see the expansion of the Group's portfolio of services and partnerships to deliver competitive tools for TV channels, news agencies, service providers, telecom operators and ISPs.
- The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has applied for R6.9-billion in government funding over the next three years, according to the national treasury.
- TV channel broadcasting continued to drive growth for satellite operators in 2010, with over 29,000 TV channels distributed by satellite worldwide, according to Euroconsult. Growth in the number of channels broadcast was supported by 15 new satellite pay-TV platforms which were launched in emerging regions, for a total of 126 satellite TV platforms serving around 155 million subscribers worldwide.