Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings CEO Henry Muradzikwa will in the next 24 hours announce a number of new appointments, New Zimbabwe.com sources said. Among them, Robson Mhandu, a former sports presenter, will move to Gweru to head a new radio station called 247 SW which will broadcast on shortwave in direct competition with the Voice of America’s Studio 7 [...]
Posts from ‘November, 2006’
British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) Chief Executive James Murdoch today launched a withering attack on the British broadcasting industry and the BBC in particular, describing its Web business model as verging on megalomania. In a speech in London hosted by media regulator Ofcom, Murdoch also appealed for less regulation and a free market, which he said was [...]
A reminder that today is St Andrews Day, the national day of Scotland. Radio Six International, the not-for-profit independent station broadcasting from Glasgow, is hosting a live charity Ceilidh from the tiny Island of Lismore, tucked away between Oban and Mull in the Inner Hebrides. Most of the population of 120 will be in the Community Hall [...]
A decision by Pacific community radio stations Radio 531pi and NiuFM to join forces is being welcomed by the New Zealand government as a move that will strengthen broadcasting for Pacific communities in New Zealand. Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Phil Goff say the decision will enable the two stations to [...]
Merkhat Sharipzhan, Director of “Azattyq”, the Kazakh service of RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty), says only 3% of the population in Kazakhstan listen to his station. Few people today make efforts to get objective news on shortwave and in Kazakh; besides, it is difficult to compete with entertainment radio stations. The interesting thing, says Sharipzhan, is that website [...]
One year ago, South Korean media hyped the launch of a ground-based mobile broadcasting service that allows people to watch TV on mobile phones and other personal devices while in motion.
Industry experts also jumped on the bandwagon, churning out rosy forecasts that terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) would provide a new growth engine for local [...]
Radio Salus, a community radio station, based at National University of Rwanda celebrated its first anniversary of broadcasting on 18 November. The station was started with support from the European Union and UNESCO, and was opened with a mission of serving the community and supporting the university mission of promoting education, research, and community work.
The only [...]
Burundi authorities detained the head of a private radio station today over the broadcasting of information deemed to threaten state and public security, officials said. The arrest of Matthias Manirakiza, the head of Radio Isanganiro, brings to three the number of journalists working for private media to be arrested in a week in connection with [...]
Radio France Internationale (RFI) began broadcasting on FM in Kuwait today under an agreement between the two countries. The agreement, signed by Kuwait’s information ministry and RFI chief executive officer Antoine Schwarz, allows the radio station to broadcast around the clock in French and English. The signing coincided with the departure of Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed [...]
China may let SinoSat-2, a communications and broadcast satellite that failed a month into orbit, fall back into the atmosphere and burn up, Xinhua news agency said today. The satellite, launched on 29 October, has been unable to deploy solar panels and antennae, making the promised broadcasting and telecommunications services impossible, owner and operator Sino Satellite [...]
To mark its expansion to 24-hour broadcasting, Dutch commercial TV station Tien (the new name of Talpa TV) will offer free commercial airtime to charities over the weekend of 16/17 December between 0700 and 1800 local time. Commercial director Ton Rozestraten says “Many charities have little or no budget to bring their good work to [...]
UK media regulator Ofcom today published the International Communications Market Report â€“ the latest in the Ofcom Communications Market Report (CMR) series. The publication analyses trends in the £840bn annual turnover global television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications industries. It also compares UK data, consumer attitudes and industry performance against that of China, France, Germany, [...]
The two international bodies responsible for promoting digital radio standards worldwide have commented on the launch of a new multi-standard digital radio, the Morphy Richards model 27024.
Quentin Howard, President of WorldDMB, stated: “This is a significant step in progress towards the digitisation of radio in all markets. With this new dual standard DRM and DAB digital [...]
NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile telephone operator, said today that it had teamed up with a clutch of television companies to develop television broadcasting for cellphones. NTT DoCoMo Inc, Fuji Television Network, Nippon Broadcasting System, satellite broadcaster Sky Perfect Communications and trading house Itochu Corp will each own 20 percent of the 30-million-yen (258,150 dollar) venture.
Japanese cellphone [...]
Ted Lipien writes: The Voice of Russia’s (VOR) English website has ignored the poisoning death in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent who became a strong critic of President Putin. The state-funded radio station has been silent in recent years about a number of controversial news developments that proved to be highly embarrassing [...]