In an aim to provide rural communities with internet connections at affordable cost using the identified gaps (White Spaces) in the TV UHF Band, a television white spaces (TVWS) pilot project is being run by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) and the University of Malawi, reports Rapid TV News and AllAfrica.
4 Dec 2013 10:15
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
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, different from the one that had been imposed for so long from the West. It is a tired line.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies by 2015 on the African continent. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa, now also chairman of Y&R Africa. To find out what that means, I caught up with him before he raced off to Lagos, Nigeria, on his mission.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
The government of Malawi has announced the completion of the drafting of the electronic legislation called 'E-bill', which now awaits input from institutions and individuals before parliament passes it into law.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 1 Oct 2012 10:07
Malawi chapter of the Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA Malawi) last week trained journalists from different media disciplines to effectively document cases where women suffer injustices of unfair distribution of marital property due to the current legal framework.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 10 Sep 2012 10:43
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011 09:36
The Loerie Awards has introduced a PR category to this year's awards. Public Relations Industry of Southern Africa (PRISA) spokesperson Bridget von Holdt believes the move is indicative of the importance of strategic communication in the overall communication mix and that the inclusion of PR exposes other industries to the real value of strategic communication and its vital role in brand management.
20 Apr 2011 13:11
Airtel Communications has taken Airtel Malawi, previously Zain Malawi, to court over a dispute regarding the trademark name 'Airtel'. Airtel Communications was incorporated in 2006 and has 'Airtel' on its trademark; the same appears on the trademark of Airtel Malawi.
By Gregory Gondwe 31 Jan 2011 08:11
Zain Malawi has reduced the charges for some of its services and products. The company has launched discounted tariff rates by 46% from peak-hour as well as reduced sim-card prices by 35%.
By Gregory Gondwe 31 Aug 2010 12:57
Multichoice Malawi, early last week, launched its latest DStv bouquet offering, DStv Compact PLUS. The facility has over 47 news, lifestyle and entertainment channels and a total of seven sports channels namely SuperSport 7, SuperSport 9, SuperSport Blitz, SuperSport 10, TellyTrack, ESPN and ESPN Classic.
By Gregory Gondwe 23 Aug 2010 12:56
India's Bharti Airtel on 22 June 2010 formally announced their takeover of Zain Malawi after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malawi government which will in earnest rebrand from Zain Malawi to Airtel Malawi alongside all other Zain operations in Africa in September this year.
By Gregory Gondwe 28 Jun 2010 12:52
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