Broadcast News - In Brief


- CNBC Africa has announced its first reality competition television series, Top Trader, which will see eight contestants competing for a cash prize of R250 000. “CNBC Africa is about markets and providing investment professionals and lay people with accurate and actionable information”, says CNBC Africa chief editor Godfrey Mutizwa.

- On 12 September 2012 Eutelsat has been distinguished with the award 'Global Operator of the Year' at this week's annual World Satellite Business Week conference in Paris. Winners are selected by a jury of experts from Euroconsult, Space News and Satellite Finance on the basis of performance analysis of market players. For the 'Global Operator of the Year' award they include average annual revenue growth from 2008 to 2011, EBITDA, EBITDA margin and net margin for the year 2011. Qualitative assessments include innovation, strategic decisions and their impact.

- On 20 September 2012, Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and SatLink Communications, a leading teleport and HD Playout Centre delivering content to every corner of the world , have announced that AMOS-5 is now distributing FRANCE 24’s French and English channels to Africa. FRANCE 24 is now using the AMOS-5 Ku-band TV distribution platforms from SatLink at 17°E to deliver its French channel to French-speaking Africa and its English channel to East and Central Africa.