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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Zuku launches new channels in Uganda

Wananchi's pay-TV provider, Zuku, has expanded its subscription satellite bouquet in Uganda by adding Bukedde 1 and TV West to its platform as a part of its ongoing efforts to broaden its consumer offering.

By Abdirizaq Hussein 14 Apr 2014 10:01

Submissions open for feature-length Swahili films

Zuku TV is inviting submissions for feature-length Swahili films for broadcast on Zuku Swahili Movies, described as 'a premium movie channel tailor made for all audiences within the East African region'.

28 Mar 2014 07:38

Old TV sets soon to be phased out

Analogue television sets could reportedly soon be phased out as the 17 June 2015 deadline for migration to digital broadcasting approaches.

17 Mar 2014 13:19

SatLink to distribute Ethiopian news channel

SatLink Communications has been appointed by the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) for the global distribution of its government-owned ETV news channel.

13 Mar 2014 08:49

Nairobi's residents not keen to purchase set top boxes

According to a survey conducted by Ipsos, nearly all Kenya's Nairobi-based television owners are aware of the digital migration but the majority does not feel the urgency to purchase set top boxes.

12 Mar 2014 11:05

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

13 Feb 2014 14:43

NUSOJ protests ban against Somali Chanel television

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is protesting against the decision to ban the Somali Chanel television in Beletwein, Hiiraan in Central Somalia by the Hiiraan administration on Sunday, 26 January, 2014.

28 Jan 2014 08:04

Digitalisation a violation of media freedom

The chairman of the Royal Media Services (RMS), Dr Samuel Makau Macharia, called plans to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting an affront to media freedom.

13 Jan 2014 13:32

Young Journalists Scholarship open for applications

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) secretariat, organiser of the second High-Level Meeting of the AEEP, invites young journalists to be part of, and contribute to, the conference, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12-13 February 2014.

7 Jan 2014 13:44

'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Harsh media law casts dark shadow on Kenya

As Kenya prepares to mark her Golden Jubilee on 12 December, we are still lagging behind in tackling some of the challenges we face as a country. Freedom of expression as stipulated in Article 34 of our Constitution is under threat. Corruption and cheap politics still reign supreme.

By Oscar Okwaro 9 Dec 2013 09:50

StarTimes, Equity Bank join forces

TechMtaa reports that StarTimes Media and Equity Bank have partnered to give the bank's customers access to soft loans to enable them to acquire approved digital television set-top boxes from StarTimes.

2 Dec 2013 10:35

Kenyan TV show on Africa in 2062 in pilot phase

Lauren Davis, writing on io9.com, reports that the pilot phase of a Kenyan TV series will be screening at the United States International University at the end of the month. The series focuses on the immigration hurdles of Africans to Europe. What if the reverse were to happen? (video)

20 Nov 2013 10:59

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

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