Broadcast In Brief


- Uganda Super League commercial and media rights owners GTV has extended its live coverage of the national competition countrywide. The pay television station's general manager Dan Kagwe told a press conference last week that they had resolved to widen their scope to include Jinja, Mbarara and Lira in the eastern, western and northern parts of the country respectively." GTV plans to televise 24 league matches, 12 of which will be live in during the 2008/09 season.

- In a bid to meet the deadline of 2015 set by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for all electronic media houses in the country to digitalise their stations, Borno State Government has bought equipment and facilities for its radio station, Borno Radio Television (BRTV). Also, the radio station as expressed its readiness to extend it coverage to most states in the Northeastern parts of the country and neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

- Bukedde FM, owned by New Vision, starts official broadcasting after a month of testing its equipment. It is based in Kampala and will broadcast on 100.5FM. The radio will kick off at 5:00am with a four-hour breakfast show, it will be followed by a music interlude that runs up to 4:00pm.Then Mugobansonga, a three-hour talk show hosted by veteran journalist Sseruga Matovu, will follow shortly.

- Angola's Public Television (TPA) inaugurated, in Lisbon (Portugal), its international channel, under a governmental strategy for the social communication, meant to expand its broadcasting programme abroad, ANGOP has learnt.