Broadcast - In Brief


- South Africa : Saarf has released the AMPS December 2011, covering the media, product and brand consumption habits of South Africa's adults over the past year. Results show that in 2011 audiences were maintained. This AMPS release uses the new 2011 population updates from IHS Global Insight estimates. These updates, which see the adult 15+ population growing by 2.7%, have had a significant impact on the AMPS Dec 11 results. The industry should carefully examine these population changes, bearing them in mind when dealing with changed audience results.

- The 14th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will be held in Uganda on 26 – 29 August 2012.

- As part of a concerted effort to improve the marketing of its content offering, South African satellite pay-TV operator TopTV unveiled its upcoming programming to the media on 3 April 2012 at the Clico Guest House in Rosebank, Johannesburg and later on at MIPTV. As a SAARF member, the network is in the process of implementing its own audience measurement channel. It had just added two new channels to its bouquet – African Movie Channel (AMC) and NHK World TV. PVR is not yet on the map. Top TV may be shedding channels and in need of a cash injection from its shareholders, but it continues to gain subscribers.

- Sun TV Network Limited broadcasts a bouquet of 32 top-rated channels in four Indian languages. Reaching more than 95 million households in India, SUN TV Network’s channels can also be viewed across the world, including in South Africa.

- Ghana Women Awards, aimed at celebrating the success of women of excellence in various facets of the Ghanaian society, is set to be staged on the 1st of July, 2012, Ghana's Republic Day. This was disclosed by the event's organizers, Brein Consult. According to the organizers, this year's edition of the annual event promises to get even bigger and better as it partners with African tradition oriented television station, TV Africa (28 March 2012). The Ghana Women Awards is powered by Brein Consult in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and TV Africa with support from BUZZGH Communications.