The Chamber of Deputies has finally passed a Bill that seeks to transform the state-owned Orinfor into a public broadcaster called the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA).
Lawmakers on Monday unanimously approved a report from the joint Senate-Chamber of Deputies committee headed by MP Yvonne Uwayisenga that ironed out lingering issues especially on three Senate amendments previously contended by the Chamber of Deputies.
Digital terrestrial television (DTT) was likely to become irrelevant should South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting signal not be accelerated with urgency, investment holding company Kagiso Media warned on Wednesday.
Speaking at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) hearings on the Draft Diversity and Competition in DTT regulations, the company said that, as satellite pay television (TV) gained traction in the broadcasting industry, digital take-up could fail, as demand for terrestrial digital signal faltered.
- e.tv, the South African free-to-air television channel has set up e On Demand, a catch-up service that allows you to watch some of our past programmes online for free. Catch upon episodes and seasons you’ve missed or discover brand new shows online. Full episodes of select shows will be available to watch on your computer, tablet or cell phone. To watch e On Demand register for a free account here , and watch eKasi Scandal and many more shows.
The Portfolio Committee on Communications has applauded Sentech for exceeding the targeted 80% DTT population coverage four days before the targeted date. As at 28 March 2013, the state-owned company had attained 80.43% population coverage.
Source: sentech - Issued by Parliamentary Communication Services
The Zambian Government has not yet awarded a contract for the supply, delivery and installation of terrestrial digital migration to Star Software Technology of China. The Chinese firm, also known as StarTimes, has emerged as the preferred bidder.
Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent secretary Amos Malupenga and StarTimes have clarified separately that the tender process had not yet been concluded.
- The first two episodes of To Hell and Back, Shoot the Breeze’s latest docu-reality show on lifestyle addictions airing 9pm Sundays on SABC 2, have got the attention of viewers and the media as the six-part series forces people to confront challenges of addiction and recovery up close and personal. More on SABC’s portal here
In South Africa, Dali Tambo’s legendary People of the South returns to SABC3 on Sunday 19 May at 20:30 with 13 brand new episodes featuring leading personalities across multiple disciplines - from politics to the performing arts.
“A gift to all women” wrote Christiane Taubira, French Minister of Justice. “A gripping feature film” wrote the The New Yorker. On Saturday, 25 May 2013 at 6 pm AfricAvenir will screen the Namibian Premiere of the award winning Egyptian film "678“ by Mohamed Diab, at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director of Sister Namibia, Laura Sasman.