Issue no. 194 - Season’s Greetings from Balancing Act’s News Update

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Season’s Greetings from Balancing Act’s News Update

Dear readers, viewers, contributors and advertisersThe shadow hanging over African broadcasting in 2014 is the complete omnishambles of the digital transition in Africa. It has created investment uncertainty and the loss of advertising revenues in the countries where the Government has simply switched off the analogue signal. Digital transition deadline in 2015 – a very African car crash: African governments have never been very good with deadlines and the one for the digital transition in broadcasting is no exception. Most countries seem to have mistaken the final deadline in June 2015 as the date when things commence. I have heard…