Broadcast - In Brief


- RFI - Mahamat Saleh Haroun: “TV in Chad is doing well, because it has new means today. It has a budget, a seat that is under construction and will be ready within a year, an eleven-storey building. It now produces its own programmes, buys films from young directors who produce their films in Ndjamena. There is a political establishment that allows the emergence of some Chadian film directors. So the movement is initiated. I hope that the forthcoming creation of the film school in Ndjamena really can become a place of brainstorming, but also pulse something new for cinema in Africa.”

- Public broadcaster France Télévisions confirmed its intention for Agence internationale de télévision (AITV), established in 1985 and covering African news to be shut down. Source

- MultiChoice is launching an Oscar Pistorius TV channel programme on 2 March 2014 on DStv to give viewers rolling coverage of the Oscar Pistorius court trial.

- Pay TV revenues in the Middle East and North Africa are set to climb by more than 83% between 2010 and 2020, according to new stats by Digital TV Research.