Broadcast - In Brief


- Senegal: Musician, singer and composer, Baaba Maal, proceeded to lay the first stone of the cultural complex that will build between Podor, his hometown, and Guia, just at the oldest community radio’s site. The cultural complex will have a community radio station and a rural television. Baaba Maal is also for the past five years, the producer of the River Blues Festival, an annual cultural event that has become a unifying factor between local populations of the countries of the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS). Source Osiris

- The BBC World Service for Africa has set up live broadcast and replay for its radio service. Listen live to the programmes for Africa here. The programmes for Africa are built on a strong network of reporters across the continent.

- "TopTV regrets the timing of this change to its channel make-up, but due to operational reasons, it has become necessary to prepare for a proposed new channel structure," it said in a statement earlier this week. TopTV said it was in negotiations with a prospective investor, and that it expected to make details of the deal public in the coming weeks. In November last year it was reported that the pay-TV platform faced financial difficulty and had gone into business rescue under section 129 of the Companies Act as a "precautionary measure". Source bizcommunity