A private Bangladesh television channel banned four-and-a-half-years ago for alleged political bias has been allowed to resume broadcasting by the new interim government, officials said. Ekushey Television (ETV) was taken off air on 29 August, 2002 after the broadcasting authority under then-prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia accused it of showing programmes that were biased towards her [...]
Posts from ‘March, 2007’
Pakistani authorities have shut down an illegal FM radio station set up by pro-Taliban clerics in Islamabad during growing concern about the spread of Islamist influence.
“We took action as soon as the issue was brought to our notice. We have stopped the transmissions,” a spokesman for the government’s electronic media regulator said. He declined to say [...]
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) plans to authorise NTV to carry out on-air testing, two months after it was switched off due to what authorities described as “non compliance with the industry’s technical standards.” UCC Executive Director Patrick Masambu said on Tuesday their change of heart follows a technical report that recommended that the Uganda [...]
The public local radio stations in Macedonia are demanding that the new law on broadcasting and electronic communications grants them their old status. Representatives of 20 public local radio stations came up with the demand during a meeting yesterday in Struga.
According to Jordanka Dojranlieva, the head of the Association of Public Local Radio Stations (JLRS), [...]
Mikael Jungner, the chief executive of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) has told the Finnish News Agency (STT that it did not intend to rush to introduce high-definition (HD) television broadcasts. According to Mr Jungner YLE would make a decision on the matter at the earliest in 2010.
High-definition broadcasts would improve picture quality for those [...]
Asian broadcasters need to share more content, and use this to attract viewers to their new digital channels, a conference in Kuala Lumpur has heard. Keith Pierce of Aljazeera English told the ABU Digital TV symposium that by sharing programmes, broadcasters could acquire content cheaply and boost the value of their digital channels. Speaking at [...]
Australian telecommunications provider Optus has announced an expansion of its satellite fleet providing services to Australia and New Zealand by launching the third D-series satellite. The new satellite will increase Optus’ fleet capacity by more than 30 percent. “The decision to build a third D-series satellite follows continued demand for access, especially for television broadcast services, [...]
The English Football Association (FA) has confirmed newspaper speculation that UK commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-TV company Setanta will be its exclusive UK broadcast partners for the four-year period from August 2008 to July 2012. The announcement follows the conclusion of a bidding process for a range of FA events, including the core broadcast properties â€“ The FA [...]
Our Programme Distirbution Department has arranged for a third mediumwave frequency to carry coverage of the two Champions League football matches between PSV and Liverpool on 3 and 11 April. The 600 kW transmitter at Pori, Finland on 963 kHz will also be on the air, augmenting 1314 and 702 kHz. Until 1 January this transmitter carried the [...]
India has slapped a ban on French satellite channel Fashion TV for broadcasting programmes which it said were not in “good taste,” the government announced. ”The channel has been banned for showing programmes that are against good taste and decency, denigrate women and are likely to adversely affect public morality,” the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said.
The Sound of Hope Radio Network began satellite broadcasting to mainland China on Monday (26 March) this week. Sound of Hope satellite Station One and Station Two will broadcast to East Asia through Eutelsat SA’s two channels 24 hours a day, covering the majority of mainland China, Taiwan, and countries in Southeast Asia.
The Sound of [...]
Japan today ordered public broadcaster NHK to give time on its overseas television broadcasts to promoting the government’s viewpoint, despite criticism for violating freedom of speech. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yoshihide Suga instructed NHK to air “the government’s policies of great importance” and “the government’s view on international problems” in overseas television broadcasts, a ministry [...]
As a result of a major channel reorganization in Sweden, changes to programmes for immigrant communities will go into effect from 2 April. Programmes in immigrant languages will be broadcast on the P2 network throughout the country, including the Greater Stockholm area. Radio Sweden says that the P2 frequency in Stockholm, 96. 2 MHz, provides [...]
SES New Skies has announced that Cameroon’s leading media company, Spectrum Group, has launched its two free-to-air TV stations STV1 and STV2 on the NSS-7 satellite. Located at the orbital location of 338° East, NSS-7 can provide high-power Ku-band coverage of West, Central and Southern Africa.
The launch of STV1 and STV2 on NSS-7 enables the [...]
Private broadcasters in the Maldives will face strong competition to secure FM frequencies after authorities have announced only five national and eight Male’ based signals will be available. Chief Executive of the Telecommunications Authority (TAM), Mohamed Amir, announced this morning that he expects those figures will be the limit.
Amir explained numbers will be restricted because of “limited [...]