Vatican Radio will have extensive coverage of the ceremony marking the Ceremony of Beatification of Pope John Paul II, which takes place in St Peter’s Square tomorrow (Sunday 1 May) at 10 am (0800 UTC). The live broadcast begins at 0700 UTC and can be heard as follows:
in English for Africa on 15570 kHz, for [...]
Montenegran Prime Minister Igor Luksic has said his government will consider further assistance to the country’s ailing public service broadcaster, RTCG, subject to plans to cut staffing and provide more high-quality programmes. EBU Vice-President Claudio Cappon was in Podgorica to discuss the situation of RTCG, which is unable to pay its debts to the European [...]
NATO warplanes bombed a site in the Libyan capital Tripoli next to the television building as Colonel Gaddafi gave an address early today, suggesting an attempt to target him, Libyan state television said.
“A building adjacent to the Jamahiriya building was bombed during the broadcast of Muammar Gaddafi’s speech and that implies a target on the [...]
The BBC Ukrainian service made its final radio broadcast yesterday, 29 April. The last programme “Good Evening from London!” included comments and memories of the editorial staff from different years, including the first Head of the BBC Ukrainian Service, Elizabeth Robson, as well as journalists and students.
Also featured in the programme was Dr Sergey Komisarenko, [...]
RNW management has confirmed the purchase of the three 500 kW shortwave transmitters from the recently-closed shortwave site at Hörby in Sweden. The transmitters are currently being dismantled for shipment to RNW’s station in Madagascar.
Recently, RNW management announced that it intended to speed up the process of replacing shortwave with other distribution platforms, including the [...]
A team of journalists from France 24 and Radio France International (RFI) is in Tunis amid ongoing efforts by Canal France International, France Télévisions and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to help Tunisian broadcasters make best use of their newly-won autonomy.
Tunisia TV and Tunisia Radio are receiving key guidance on how best to go about [...]
Over 800 more FM radio stations will be made available in India when FM phase-III is rolled out, while 31 new satellite TV channels are awaiting the government’s approval, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said yesterday. This was reported by the Press Trust of India.
“In the broadcast sector, to date, 653 satellite channels have [...]
Nearly 90 years of broadcasting history came crashing down today with the demolition of the heritage-listed Television New Zealand Christchurch building, The Press reported. The four-storey Gloucester Street building suffered severe structural damage in the February earthquake. Today, diggers started pulling the building apart, with work expected to be completed tomorrow.
TVNZ Christchurch bureau chief Steve [...]
Satellite operator Eutelsat has closed down the Africa No 1 radio station, which reaches 20 million people on the continent, after it failed to pay its debts, staff said yesterday. The Gabon-based network, which was founded in 1981, went off the air at 1000 UTC on Wednesday.
“Eutelsat has indeed shut down the service because of [...]
Radio Monrovia [92.1 FM] is back on track and its proprietor is calling on the public to facilitate the smooth operation of the station. Speaking at the official re-opening of the station yesterday, Charles Snetter said that the station had been off the air for over 10 years due to what he described as difficulties [...]
Broadcasters from 41 countries are meeting in Rome on the occasion of the 17th Annual Radio Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), hosted by Vatican Radio, a founding Member of the EBU. This year’s agenda concentrates on the challenges faced by the EBU Radio community at a time when technological evolution accelerates, while funding [...]
Al Jazeera English reports that a new FM radio station is on the air in Western Libya: Radio Free Nalut on 98.2 FM. The station broadcasts in the local language, Amazigh. Just down the corridor was the office of State Security and Intelligence, which used to control everything that was broadcast on the station.
Watch the [...]
State owned Melo’s Channel 8 has studios, antennas, cameras, 7 workers and its own building, but hasn’t broadcast a single image in over a decade. Every day, at 6 in the morning, the 7 workers of Channel 8 in Melo (some 240 miles of Montevideo, Uruguay), arrive at work to make sure the equipment is [...]
Radio and television stations in Fiji will be using new frequencies from the 1 July this year when government implements a new spectrum plan for the country says Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. The new frequencies are in line with government’s plan to drive innovations in the FM broadcasting and television sectors.
Mr Sayed- Khaiyum says the [...]
Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT), which calls itself the “voice of the voiceless Ethiopians”, has published the text of an open letter to the US State Department in which it urges the US government “to use its leverages to stop [Ethiopian president] Meles Zenawi from illegally jamming radio and TV broadcasts that have been independently and [...]