Broadcast - In Brief


- The CEO of Africable, Ismaïla Sidibé, announced the launch of a new television station, Zig TV in January 2012 in Ziguinchor. Ziguinchor (also called Zinguinchor) is the capital of the Ziguinchor Region, and the chief town of the Casamance area of Senegal, lying at the mouth of the Casamance River. It has a population of over 230,000 (2007 estimate). It is the second city of Senegal, but largely separated from the north of the country by The Gambia.

- A new 24-hour adult entertainment channel - Porn Satellite TV (PSat) - will be available in South Africa from January 2012 via Astra 4A satellite using a special decoder.

- Richard Porter, the head of BBC global news, was in South Africa recently to attend a conference on broadcasting, AfricaCast, in parallel to AfricaCom (Cape Town, Nov 2011). He told he's more concerned about BBC World News being the most-trusted broadcaster on the planet, rather than the most-watched.