Broadcasting is dead – Long live broadcasting

Broadcasting is dead – Long live broadcasting

There are many who missed the key message recently when the Nation Media Group (NMG) announced that it seeks to transform into a ‘Modern 21st Century Digital Content Company‘ by embracing a “Digital/Mobile First” Business Model. As expected, most readers focussed on the fact that many jobs will be lost as staff are declared redundant.Read more about Broadcasting is dead – Long live broadcasting[…]

Bridging the ICT Skills Gap in the East Africa region: Academia meets Industry

Bridging the ICT Skills Gap in the East Africa region: Academia meets Industry

The East Africa Communications Organisation (EACO) concluded exciting discussions during a forum between the Academia and the Industry in the region held in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday, 20th June 2016. The theme of the forum was Bridging the ICT Skills Gap through collaboration between The Industry and the Academia in the East African Region. EACORead more about Bridging the ICT Skills Gap in the East Africa region: Academia meets Industry[…]

Vitimbi on Netflix : Are broadcasters and producers ready?

Vitimbi on Netflix : Are broadcasters and producers ready?

Would you pay to watch 3Stones TV or episodes of Papa Shirandula, Mali, Vitimbi or Changing Times on Netflix? Many producers and broadcasters are eager to learn how to place this local content on video-on-demand platforms such as Netflix. News of proposals by the European Union to impose 20% local content quotas on services suchRead more about Vitimbi on Netflix : Are broadcasters and producers ready?[…]

Your views on Digital TV receivers and disabilities

Your views on Digital TV receivers and disabilities

INVITATION TO THE PUBLIC TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON DRAFT SPECIFICATIONS OF DVB-T2 SET TOP BOXES AND INTEGRATED DIGITAL TELEVISION SETS WITH ASSISTIVE FEATURES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWDs) The Communications Authority of Kenya is established under Section 3 of the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998 (CAP 411A) to licence and regulate telecommunications, radio-communications, broadcasting,Read more about Your views on Digital TV receivers and disabilities[…]

Women media owners launch the Digital Television Channels Symposium

Women media owners launch the Digital Television Channels Symposium

Wednesday, 28th January 2016 –  The first ever Digital Television Channels Symposium, convened by the newly established Kenya Women Media Owners Association (KWMOA) was opened by Hon. Joseph Mucheru, the ICT Cabinet Secretary on 28th January 2016. He assured organisers of the government’s  support in creating an enabling environment to spur business growth in the Digital TV sectorRead more about Women media owners launch the Digital Television Channels Symposium[…]

ITU Affirms UHF for Broadcasting (WRC-15)

ITU Affirms UHF for Broadcasting (WRC-15)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Source: TVTechnology.com – http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/itu-affirms-uhf-for-broadcasting/277525 The international body governing global spectrum treaties has affirmed the reservation of UHF channels for broadcasting across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and neighboring nations. In making way for mobile broadband, the World Radiocommunication Conference last week voted to reserve 470-694 MHz (U.S. Chs. 14-51) for broadcasting. “Representatives reachedRead more about ITU Affirms UHF for Broadcasting (WRC-15)[…]

Kenya celebrates Analogue SwitchOff and Digital achievements

Kenya celebrates Analogue SwitchOff and Digital achievements

Kenya will today officially meet the ITU deadline for Analogue TV signal Switch-Off. Kenya becomes the third country in the EACO region to meet the agreed deadline after overcoming several legal and implementation challenges through a Supreme Court ruling that endorsed a timetable that was to have the last signals switched off on 30th MarchRead more about Kenya celebrates Analogue SwitchOff and Digital achievements[…]

The changing Digital TV landscape in Kenya

The changing Digital TV landscape in Kenya

The global digital migration deadline is forty days away and the Digital TV market in Kenya is rapidly changing with various players announcing their new offerings. This became apparent as Safaricom launched theBigBox – an android powered device with 35 FTA channels and which can access the internet through an inbuilt 4G sim card or through cabled LANRead more about The changing Digital TV landscape in Kenya[…]

Burundi faulters on the path to freedom and prosperity

Burundi faulters on the path to freedom and prosperity

“Riots have broken out in the capital“. Five people have been killed in riots this morning. That was the response from an employee of Startimes in Bujumbura when we checked on him today. The staff at Startimes have not been to work since Monday and they do not foresee the implementation of the Digital TVRead more about Burundi faulters on the path to freedom and prosperity[…]

Malawi determined to meet the June 2015 Digital Migration deadline

Malawi determined to meet the June 2015 Digital Migration deadline

“Malawi will meet the June 2015 Digital Migration deadline” says Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture Chimwemwe Banda. She was speaking to MBC reporters when she made the commitment. She said that although consumer awareness was still low especially in rural areas, it was not late to create awareness since evenRead more about Malawi determined to meet the June 2015 Digital Migration deadline[…]