Broadcast - In Brief


Thema TV confirmed that in May 2011, it has sold 4 African TV channels to cable-operator “Numéricable Belgium” mainly present in Brussels. The channels are RTNC, RTI, CRTV and Telecongo.

This September, 4REAL TV, a channel showing  exclusively on the HiTV platform will be introducing  new content. Lamide Akintobi, 4Real TV’s Manager said in a statement that the acquisition of new and exciting content for the channel would make television viewing more pleasurable especially for HiTV subscribers.
The popular TV family dance show, Maltina Dance-All: Season 5 will be shown live on 4Real TV this month as well as the maiden edition of Next Gospel Star, a proudly Nigerian music talent show. Inside the Box, one of the premium content on showcase on 4Real TV, is a Canadian game show in which three contestants compete for a chance to win up to $10,000 by trying to guess TV shows, characters, or actors by asking the other contestants yes or no questions related to the subject.

Eutelsat Communications announced that its ATLANTIC BIRD™ 7 satellite is set for launch on September 24. Built for Eutelsat by Astrium, the 4.6 tonne satellite will replace ATLANTIC BIRD™ 4A at 7 degrees West and deliver additional capacity for further expansion of services. Up to 50 Ku-band transponders will be connected to two beams giving superior coverage of the Middle East, North Africa and North-West Africa for digital broadcasting services.