Simon Dee, the first voice to be heard on Radio Caroline in 1964, has died of bone cancer at the age of 74. Mr Dee (whose real name was Cyril Henty-Dodd) left Radio Caroline in 1965 after being ‘head hunted’ by the BBC who gave him a show on the Light Programme. He also did [...]
Posts from ‘August, 2009’
Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) officially launched its East Sea broadcasting project yesterday at the VN1 transmitter station in Hanoi’s Son Tay town. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung pressed the button to start the transmitter.
Now that the project has been put into operation, fishermen and soldiers operating offshore or living on islands will have [...]
The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has called for the repeal of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC) enabling statute NLCD 226, in favour of legislation that defines the public service broadcasting mandate of the Corporation in a comprehensive manner.
Ransford Tetteh, President of the GJA, said the current status of the GBC limited its operations and urged the Ministry [...]
Argentina yesterday signed an agreement to adopt the Japanese digital television standard, joining Brazil, which has already implemented the Japanese standard in its big cities. With Brazil and Argentina, South America’s largest economies, using the Japanese Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting, or ISDB, standard, much of the rest of the region is expected to follow.
Argentine President Cristina [...]
A private television station in Bulgaria has launched a signature campaign to stop the broadcasting of news bulletins in Turkish on Bulgarian National Television (BNT), the public broadcaster of Bulgaria, the Anatolia news agency reported on Friday.
The Turkish news bulletin has been broadcast for 15 minutes every day for the last eight years. The campaign [...]
Four armed men used iron bars to smash the equipment of Diário FM, of Marília, São Paulo, after overpowering and tying up a guard, the Diário de Marília newspaper reports. The attack took place four years after a arson destroyed much of the property and equipment of the Diário de Marília and of Radio Dirceu [...]
To mark 35 years since the start of the original Radio Mi Amigo as an offshore station, the Dutch Internet station of the same name will be broadcasting via the mediumwave transmitter of Radio Waddenzee on 1602 kHz from the radio ship Jenni Baynton on Sunday 30 August from 0800-1700 UTC. Programmes will be presented [...]
The Venezuelan municipality of Ureña will install a repeater in order to transmit President Hugo Chávez’ Aló Presidente and other Bolivarian programs to neighbouring Colombia. Ureña mayor Nelson Becerra busied himself carrying out President Chávez’ instructions to spread the Venezuelan government’s Bolivarian message inside Colombia.
The repeater will send a free television signal to Cucuta and other [...]
WorldSpace, Inc has announced that the asset purchase agreement providing for the sale of substantially all of its assets to Yenura Pte Ltd. had been terminated by WorldSpace’s debtor in possession lenders (”DIP Lenders”). The DIP Lenders exercised their right to terminate the Yenura purchase agreement after Yenura had defaulted in the payment of certain amounts payable [...]
The Sri Lankan government is taking steps to convert the television broadcasting in the country from analogue to digital to keep pace with the global development in TV transmissions. Minister of Mass Media and Information Anura Priyadharshana Yapa received the approval from the Cabinet yesterday to adapt the European standard of digital transmission technology (DVB-T) to [...]
Denmark’s radio and TV authority has issued 220 broadcast permits in the new digital terrestial network (DTT) for associations and other now-commercial organisations (out of 306 applicants). The starting date is 1 November 1 this year when the analogue tv-network will be closing down. The organisations will be able to broadcast 20 hours per [...]
With the advent of digital terrestrial television (DTT), analogue television will gradually disappear from Tunisia’s television landscape. By the end of 2009 most of North Africa (Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco) will have access to 15 digital channels, a revolution in the Maghrebi landscape.
Observers note that there is an increasing demand for new technology such as [...]
Al-Jazeera is launching an Arabic-language sports news channel, with help from as yet unnamed UK partners. Al-Jazeera has deals with UK-based channels to provide news reports and interviews, said Mohammed Ammor, a director at Al Jazeera, in an interview with Emirates Business, as reported by Rapid TV News.
The broadcaster already shows sports and children’s content, [...]
It has been announced that international visitors to Copengagen and residents are to get more accessible news services from public service broadcaster DR and the City Council. DR previously provided foreign language news on its website, as well as the daily News in English broadcast. Low audience ratings forced the radio broadcast off the air in [...]
DRM+, the DRM technology for radio broadcasts at frequencies up to 174 MHz, was presented to a select audience in Hannover, Germany, on 19th August 2009. This event was organised by Niedersächsische Landesmedienanstalt and University of Hannover.
Representatives of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (Rundfunk & Telekom Regulierung-GmbH), Swiss Federal Office of Communications [...]