Broadcast - In Brief


- On 9 April 2013, MultiChoice sent a notice to DStv Select subscribers to let them know that their bouquet will be replaced by the new DStv Family package.

- Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organisations across the globe. The network has been honoured for overall excellence in achieving its mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera's individual reporters and their work.

- President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole officially launched Puntland's Radio and TV station in Garowe in April 2013, Garowe Online reports. In a publicized affair with foreign dignitaries, UN officials and Puntland officials inlcuding Minister of Information Mohamud Aydid, Minister of Justice Khalif Ajaayo, Vice President Abdisamad Ali Shire, President Farole open the Puntland Radio and TV station to the airwaves. The Puntland radio station is officially broadcasting across Puntland and the TV station will be on air next month, according to Puntland officials. (Source: Garowe Online)

- In Senegal on 24 April 2013, President Macky Sall was expected to inaugurate the RTS3, the regional TV channel of the public RTS. The channel’s cost is estimated at 200 millions FCfa.