The 2nd Forum on cooperation between Chinese and African media was held in June 2014 in Beijing. The meeting, which follows that of August 2012, was held in a large hotel in the city in front of hundreds of participants.
The 2nd Forum on cooperation between African and Chinese media gathered in Beijing, over 150 African participants from forty countries. Among them, there were Ministers of Communication and leaders of audiovisual institutions.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and other international broadcasters have claimed television and radio broadcasts on the Arabsat satellites have been intentionally jammed by the Ethiopian authorities. Read the full story here:
French pay TV operator Canal+ has lost its legal case against Al Jazeera’s BeIN Sports for alleged unfair competition and has been ordered to pay legal costs.
The Nanterre commercial court threw out Canal+’s suit, filed in July last year. The pay TV operator had claimed €293 million in damages for unfair competition. Canal+ was ordered to pay legal costs of €100,000.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has ruled against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and pay-TV provider MultiChoice in separate complaints, with the former being reprimanded and the latter receiving a fine.
The BCCSA received a complaint against MultiChoice for broadcasting a promotion of what the company described as a “teen fantasy drama” on its Disney XD channel during its morning programming in December last year.
French satellite provider Eutelsat has said its satellite fleet has experienced a drastic rise in interference originating from Ethiopia, according to a report.
NexTV reports the company’s disruptions in its satellite service from the region have increased from 5 per cent in 2010 to 15 per cent last year.
HumanIPO reported last week the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and numerous other international broadcasters had claimed television and radio broadcasts on the Arabsat satellites had been intentionally jammed by the Ethiopian authorities.
Pay-TV provider StarTimes has defended its move to air the FIFA World Cup amidst accusations it hijacked the signal of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), which has rights to televise the sporting event.
Last week, the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) accused the StarTimes of hacking KBC’s signal and pirating it without the state broadcaster’s consent, and has since taken the company to court.
Nigerian authorities in the northern state of Adamawa have shut down all establishments planning to screen the World Cup beginning today in a bid to prevent further terrorist bombings in the area.
The military yesterday closed down all places planning to host viewings of the matches in the northeastern state which borders Cameroon, Reuters reports, with the area having suffered Boko Haram attacks recently.
“Our action is not to stop Nigerians… watching the World Cup. It is to protect their lives,” Brigadier-General Nicholas Rogers said.
Source: Gabriella Mulligan - humanipo 12 June 2014
An international symposium took place on "the regulation of audiovisual communication via satellite and new means of distribution."
The event was held in Abidjan on 10 and 11 June 2014, at the initiative of the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (la Haute autorité de la communication audiovisuelle – HACA in French) in Côte d'Ivoire.
Africa paid a visit to Abidjan in order to anticipate the regulation, given the rapidly changing trends and audiovisual communication services, boosted by technological progress.