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
Late last week saw the launch of mobile TV services, DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile in Kampala, Uganda.
19 Aug 2013 11:08
As the digital migration deadline looms in Uganda, Pay-TV industry players are positioning themselves to get the most out of the switch from analogue broadcasting.
30 Jul 2013 09:59
In 2012, the Pay TV market became a great deal more competitive but with DStv Multichoice having acquired most of the existing exciting content, the challenge has been for challengers to come up with different content. This week saw one of the challengers (Zuku TV) sell one of the series it has commissioned - Tales from the Bush Larder - to Fox International.
30 Jan 2013 11:45
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.
By Walter Wafula 2 Oct 2012 12:11
GOtv, a low cost pay television service owned and operated by MultiChoice Africa celebrates its first year in business in four markets. Patricia Kiconco, the country manager GOtv Uganda speaks about the performance of the brand and its future plans for Africa.
By Walter Wafula 15 Aug 2012 15:49
The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Victoria University, Tangerine, and def.i.ni.tion, unveiled the inaugural Uganda Press Photo Award last week to promote photojournalism in Uganda. Malcolm Webb, chair of FCAU and correspondent for Al Jazeera English in East Africa, speaks about the awards and photojournalism in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 30 Jul 2012 10:11
The new pay TV provider, GOtv, which recently launched in Uganda, officially launched the digital terrestrial television service in Kenya last week and went live on 14 September 2011. The new pay service is aimed at giving Kenyan TV lovers access to news, children's programming, documentaries, series and movies.
By Carole Kimutai 19 Sep 2011 11:10
Africa's first commercial operations using the next generation Digital Video Broadcast standard - DVB-T2 - rolled out with the launch of GOtv in Uganda on Monday 29 August 2011, following the launch in Lusaka, Zambia on 29 June 2011.
30 Aug 2011 15:43
Uganda's television houses are battling for superiority in the eyes of advertisers following the release of a new media survey by research firm Steadman Synnovate in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 28 Mar 2011 12:08
The housemates of the second edition of Big Brother Africa were unveiled to members of the press and other invited guests on Sunday, 5 August 2007, at the Bar Royal, Planet one, Maryland, Lagos.
By Emeka Enyadike 8 Aug 2007 09:28
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