Broadcast In Brief


- African TV liberalisation is gathering pace. Botswana regulator BTA is licensing four more television stations and the Malawian regulator three new stations. Joy TV was closed down because it had not paid for a licence. It looks unlikely that it will apply for a licence. In addition, Tanzanian regulator TCRA is about to offer two more TV licences, one of which will go to Clouds TV (owned by the FM station of the same name). Mozambique is about to give licences to two new FTA TV channels.

- A mortar shell hit Shabelle Radio’s headquarters in the vicinity of a conflict-ridden area in Bakara market overnight on Monday. Destruction hit the telephone system, cable line, wires of the radio and the archive room, but fortunately there were no human casualties.