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Episode 189: Mike Wronski chats the top 5 Social Media platforms in SA.

Date: 22 Sep 2016
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African multi-platform content network launched

Iroko plans to build a pan-African and diaspora influencer network for digital content creation, distribution and monetisation...

12 Sep 2016

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Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa...

8 Sep 2016

African Movie channel series arrives on Azam TV
African Movie channel series arrives on Azam TV

International Pay TV broadcaster, African Movie Channel, has launched its second channel, AMC Series, on Azam Pay TV's television platform...

4 Aug 2016

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Vodacom to expand video service in Africa

Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Video Play, to the African continent...

2 Aug 2016

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Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

Tuluntulu says watching video on smartphones in Africa is becoming more affordable and African video content is set to increase...

27 Jul 2016

Pixabay
The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry...

23 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters
License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters

BON Cloud debuts license-free content for African broadcasters seeking China-related stories...

31 May 2016

We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC
We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said it will not return to "analogue broadcasting" signal as court directed on Thursday...

By Frederic Musisi 7 Jul 2015

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience
Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa
GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa

Real-time mobile survey platform, GeoPoll, has released initial findings on World Cup television audiences in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, representing ratings from more than 300 million African citizens.

18 Jun 2014

Zuku launches new channels in Uganda
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

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'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

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
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

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile launch in Uganda
DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile launch in Uganda

Late last week saw the launch of mobile TV services, DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile in Kampala, Uganda.

19 Aug 2013

Pay-TV in price wars
Pay-TV in price wars

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

Media has no real friends

Although the recent government siege of the Red Pepper and Daily Monitor caused a lot of uproar, I would like to argue that it was not an unusual climax to the age-old sizing-up between the state and the media.

By Robert Atuhairwe 1 Jul 2013

Monitor, Red Pepper closures spark protests in Uganda

Ugandan police on Tuesday, 28 May 2013, assaulted and detained several journalists who were among a crowd of demonstrators protesting the government's closure of four independent news outlets, according to news reports and local journalists.

30 May 2013

Ugandan journalists blocked from reporting at airport

A number of Ugandan journalists were blocked by security forces from accessing the national airport at Entebbe to cover the return of an army officer, General David Sejusa (formerly Tinyefuza) who sparked off a controversial debate in an alleged ploy dubbed 'The Muhoozi project' in which the president's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, would ascend to the presidency. However, General Sejusa - who is the coordinator of intelligence services did not return as expected, due to unknown reasons.

14 May 2013

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Zuku TV's original content strategy pays off
Zuku TV's original content strategy pays off

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

Walter Wafula
Pay TV subscribers get rewarded

Pay TV customers in Uganda have received rewards from their services providers ahead of the December festive season.

By Walter Wafula 22 Nov 2012

Media houses fail to popularise national anthem
Media houses fail to popularise national anthem

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.

By Walter Wafula 8 Oct 2012

MultiChoice Uganda's channels on the move
MultiChoice Uganda's channels on the move

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

UCC revises set-top boxes requirements

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has revised earlier standards set for the importation of DVB-T2 set-top boxes to be imported in the country as Uganda prepares to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting, paving way for free to air channels and other external.

By Jude Bukenya 1 Oct 2012

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