The Chairman of the Royal Media Services (RMS), Dr Samuel Makau Macharia, called plans to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting an affront to media freedom.
He subsequently called on government to review the programme bemoaning the high expenses that Kenyans would be subjected to in the acquisition of the Set Top Boxes (STBs) and the monthly subscription charges they would have to pay to continue enjoying television services.
Source: Cajnews Africa REMMY MURULE 13 January 2014
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) threatened to shut down television stations that have failed to renew their broadcast licenses as it works towards raising N68 billion to fully implement the country's digital migration process.
The NBC said that a warning letter had been issued to all defaulters and that the commission would shut down television stations that failed to pay up by end of January.
“By the end of this month, any company that has not paid its broadcasting dues to the NBC will have to lose its licence,” Chairman of the commission, Emeka Mba, said.
Source: cajnewsafrica HENRY IFEANYI 10 January 2014
- A court should review the times TopTV intends to broadcast pornographic material, the Justice Alliance of South Africa (Jasa) said on Friday. The group filed papers with the Western Cape high court in an attempt to stop the channel from airing pornographic material from 1 December 2013; source: Techcentral
The director of Culture, Education, Science and Technology of the ECOWAS Commission has informed stakeholders at the ongoing workshop that the ECOWAS Regional Copyright Observatory (RCO) will present some computers and other office equipment to the Gambian Copyright Office at the National Council for Arts and Culture, to strengthen their capacity.
Pay-TV services provider StarTimes has slashed prices for its digital set-top box by Sh500, angling to woo TV owners yet to buy the gadget amid looming December 13 switch-off in Nairobi.
The firm said Friday its DVB T2 (digital video broadcasting - second generation terrestrial) decoder will drop to Sh2,999 and a further 43 per cent price cut on antenna and cable, as Nairobi dwellers prepare for the analogue signal switch-off.
MEDEF and the French Ministry of Economy organized today, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 “An Economic Forum on Africa and France”: heads of states, ministers, African and French business leaders gathered around Pierre Moscovici, before a summit at the Elysee in Paris.
Which are the sectors that could benefit from the African Growth? It is often forgotten but television and the media have a role to play through the Francophonie.