Broadcast In Brief:


- 2010 FIFA World Cup update : On top of the actual matches, the FIFA will allow the production of 20 to 25 hours of TV programme per day. In addition, the matches will be transmitted on TV sets, computers, mobile phones and wide screens has announced Fifa TV in Monaco this month.

- Brazil’s state broadcaster TV Brasil plans to launch an international channel targeting Brazilian emigrants, currently totaling approximately 3 million.The international channel is scheduled to launch in 2010, with Africa being the first continent to receive the broadcasts.

- On October 10, Télévision Publique d'Angola (TPA) commemorated its 34th birthday with a visit paid from Angolan President, António Agostinho Neto. TPA has signed an agreement with Mozambican television to broaden its signal internationally. After Europe and Africa, TPA can also seen in the USA and in Asia.

- Absolute Woman, hosted by Metro FM radio personality Melanie Bala, is to be the first ever local weekly series on M-Net Series (channel 110 on DStv), debuting on 6 January 2010.

- Uganda’s National Association of Broadcasters has asked the Government to open the radio stations which were closed following the recent riots.

- The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) interim board has suspended four members of the broadcaster's executive management. The national broadcaster reported on Friday that the suspensions followed investigations conducted by the Auditor General (AG) and other parties.

The four members are the Chief Financial Officer Robin Nicholson, Group Executive: Content Enterprises Mvuzo Mbebe, Head of Audience Services Anton Heunis and the Head of Group Procurement Mabela Satekge.