Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

- Industry stakeholders and other interested parties are invited to comment on the lndependent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) Amended Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Draft Regulation.

- Further to a request from the East African Broadcasting Association, CFI has been working on “Plan Image Archives” project since 2008 to assist state radio stations and TV channels in three east African countries in the definition of a policy to preserve and leverage video archives. Five audiovisual organisations are benefitting from this project: TBC (Tanzania), TVZ and STV (Zanzibar), KBC (Kenya) and UBC (Uganda). CFI has already conducted auditing assignments in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda in order to cater to their needs. Conducted with an archive expert from France Télévisions, these assignments resulted in audits for several audiovisual organisations. CFI was thus able to put forward and set up a plan of action involving five workshops.

- The NFVF, a national film body set up by government to grow and develop the South African Film and Television industry, has embarked on the establishment of digital screens and upgrading of facilities in previously under serviced areas.