Officials of the Consumer Protection Council on Thursday raided the head office of pay-TV service provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, in Lagos. The officials, armed with a warrant, were accompanied by policemen and journalists to the company’s office at about 1pm.
They allegedly left with laptop computers and important documents about the company’s operations. The operation was led by the Council’s Director of Legal Services, Emmanuel Ataguba. Officials of Multichoice Nigeria could not be reached for comments on the raid.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s leading premier telecommunications service provider, and Solbox, a content delivery solutions specialist, have signed an agreement in which Solbox will collaborate with PCCW Global’s growing media business with innovative solutions for optimal video delivery in selected markets.
SES Platform Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. and one of Europe's leading technical media service providers, today announced that its FLUID HUB solution is being utilised by more than 10 broadcasters -- just a few months after its launch.
The Ghanaian government has inaugurated a seven-member management board for the deployment of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) by mid-2016. The Ministry of Communication said the board is made up of stakeholder representatives from the National Media Commission (NMC), the National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Parliamentary Select Committee on Communications, Ministry of Communications and a consumer with two ex-officio members from K-Net and an Independent engineer.
The DA said on Wednesday that it will drop its contempt of court application against the SABC – for now.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Wednesday that it will drop its contempt of court application against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) – for now.
The DA’s James Selfe said that as the broadcaster had accepted the “terms of suspension of its chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng”‚ its “concerns have been addressed and satisfied in full”.
Following the publication notice of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to call for public hearings on the Draft Regulations of South African Local Content for television and radio, ICASA has conducted oral representations on the 1st and 2nd October 2015. According to the authority, 20 written submissions from interested stakeholders have been received.
Pay-TV operator MultiChoice is feeling the pressure from local and international over-the-top (OTT) players. On top of that, the company believes the regulatory framework in SA is not protecting traditional broadcasters against the onslaught of big foreign media companies.
This was revealed yesterday by the company's senior executives at the MultiChoice offices in Randburg. The execs were in unison in expressing their fears that online video content is growing in SA and will eventually eclipse traditional TV.