[Esther Karuku] According to the 2013 IHS Digital Content Report, worldwide consumer spend on digital movies, games, and apps (applications) grew 30% from 2012 to 2013. In total, global digital spend in 2013 surpassed USD 57 billion.
[Tom Jackson] The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has launched the 2014 edition of the ACIA Awards, which recognise innovations from local companies, groups or individuals in developing or adopting ICT.
[Tom Jackson] The growing standoff between Safaricom, Kenya's biggest mobile operator, and the country's Ministry of ICT, led by minister Fred Matiangi, threatens to harm consumers and damage Kenya's economy unless it is solved in an amicable manner.
[Evan-Lee Courie] Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, which was set to take place in November 2012, eventually took place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel. This years event coincided with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which took place from 20-22 March in Kampala, Uganda.
[Walter Wafula] Pay TV customers in Uganda have received rewards from their services providers ahead of the December festive season.
[Walter Wafula] Isabel Aguilera, one of the world's most influential women according to Forbes magazine, is set to give a keynote speech at this year's Monitor Thought Leaders' Forum in Uganda.
[Walter Wafula] Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, is set to take place on 23 November 2012. This years event will coincide with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which will take place in Kampala.
[Carole Kimutai] Nairobi Half Life is a film about a young man going to the city to follow his dream and instead ends up in crime. The film was submitted for an Oscar award. Mugambi Nthinga, one of the cast members speaks to us about Kenya's growing film industry and what the submission means. [video]
[Carole Kimutai] Nairobi Half Life is a film about a young man going to the city to follow his dream and instead ends up in crime. The film was submitted for an Oscar award. Tosh Gitonga, director of the film, speaks to us about Kenya's growing film industry and what the submission means. [video]
[Carole Kimutai] A call from a public relations company is every editor's nightmare. Gone are the days when an invite would be sent to your desk and that would be the only communication from a PR agency. These days, an invite (on email or hardcopy) is followed by a phone call seeking confirmation as to whether you will attend the event or you will send a reporter.
[Walter Wafula] MetropolitanRepublic, a newcomer in Uganda's advertising industry became the first local agency to win an award at this year's Loeries in September. MetropolitanRepublic won bronze for their 2012 MTN Uganda campaign, titled David Dumba, which was aimed at promoting SIM card registration in the country. Alex Rukundo, the managing director MRU speaks about the award and the value that intimacy brings to advertising business.
[Walter Wafula] Higher advertising and circulation revenue helped Vision Group, a Ugandan multimedia company, post a 28% growth in profit after tax during the year ending June 2012.
[Walter Wafula] Media owners and managers in Uganda have been asked to popularise the national anthem on a daily basis, as part of preparations to mark Uganda's golden jubilee independence anniversary on Tuesday, 9 October 2012.
[Walter Wafula] MultiChoice viewers of NTV Uganda can now access it on DStv Channel 283 instead of 141, following an automatic migration on the pay TV platform which occurred on Monday, 1 October 2012.
[Carole Kimutai] Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has announced the completion of the switch off exercise for mobile handset owners with fake phones. A statement from the company says it had completed blocking of all counterfeit mobile phone handsets on its network.
[Carole Kimutai] Kenya is reportedly Africa's third largest beer market and a growing market for brewers. The East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) has unveiled a new identity for its Pilsner Lager drink with a clear strategy to target the young adults market that forms a bulk of Kenya's growing middle class.
[Carole Kimutai] The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Kenya's social security provider has rebranded.
[Walter Wafula] Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).
[Carole Kimutai] Kenyans are counting days before the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) switches off counterfeit phones at the end of September. According to the CCK, close to three million mobile phones in the Kenyan market are counterfeit - 10% of all the active mobile devices in the country.
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