Mr. Emeka Mba, new director general, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC),has assumed duty following his appointment by the federal government last week.
He replaced Yomi Bolarinwa, and on his arrival at the NBC headquarters, Mba was received by the board of management of the Commission led Mr. Mark Ojiah, secretary of the Commission.
In the spirit of his assumption of duty,
Parts of the wireless spectrum that have been abandoned or left unused by television (TV) broadcasters as they increasingly move to digital transmission may provide a faster and cheaper way to beam the Internet to remote rural areas and roll out a new generation of 'super Wi-Fi' in cities.
Technology giants such as Microsoft and Google are pushing for governments around the world to
Edem Duke, minister of Culture and Tourism, has said that the Nigerian movie industry and the South African movie industry would collaborate to promote the industries of both countries.
Duke told journalists on the sideline of the opening of the 2013 European Union Film Festival in Abuja that Nigeria had received proposals from Zollywood, South African movie industry to that effect.
Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, is rapidly expanding its mobile music offerings in Africa.
Over the last 12 months the company has become one of the largest music aggregators in the African continent, having collaborated with over 70 partners including local and international content providers/copyright bodies/local artists and production
Glo has announced the judges for X Factor, the world’s biggest singing reality TV show, which the company has brought to Africa for the first time.
The judges are veteran singer Onyeka Onwenu and popular rapper Jude Abaga, widely known as M.I., from Nigeria and Reggie Rockstone, hip-life artiste from Ghana.
Sulyman Bello, Globacom’s head of Reality Shows said the judges would be
Jason Njoku was yesterday named an official Growth Ambassador for the Alternative Securities market (ASeM), a specialised board for listing small and mid-sized companies with high growth potential and is part of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Njoku, CEO and co-founder of iROKO Partners, started his business in 2010, streaming Nollywood movies for free.
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) and AITEC's Broadcast, Film & Music Africa Conference (BFMA) have joined forces to increase the attraction of the region for creative content stakeholders to travel to East Africa in June to "network, learn and do business" according to AITEC's business slogan.
The two events take place back to back in June. BFMA takes place in
Moses Obi Adigwe, has emerged winner of one of Nigeria’s most-viewed reality TV show, Etisalat- Nigerian Idol, Season 3.
Adigwe a.k.a the teddy bear was filled with joy when his name was announced as the Season 3 winner.
The 22-year-old, smooth singer becomes the first male contestant to emerge winner of the reality TV show.
He could not contain his joy as he stuttered
Samsung Electronics West Africa, leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies has unveiled its first Ultra High Definition TV, with a ‘floating’ design which, according to the company, will revolutionise home cinema all over the world.
Housed within an easel-like frame that allows it to rotate freely and appear to float in mid-air, the 85-inch TV offers four times the
Bubar Jubrin, House Committee chairman, Information & National Orientation, has said that Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Voice of Nigeria (VON) are in position to leverage the Nigerian Communication Satellite (NigComSat) facilities in their ongoing efforts to achieve digitalization in 2015.
Jubril who expressed satisfaction with the ingenuity of local engineers at the
Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, yesterday launched the Global X Nigeria Index ETF and the Global X Central Asia & Mongolia Index ETF on NYSE Arca.
Both funds are first to market ETFs for their respective regions and will build on Global X Funds tradition of providing exchange-traded funds that facilitates access to investment opportunities
PERFORM, digital sports media group has announced a partnership with the Guardian newspapers to launch its sports VOD platform in the Nigerian market.
ePlayer, the world’s largest sports VOD broadcaster has been integrated into the sports pages of the Guardian’s website and will provide Nigerian sports fans with a range sports video content including news from the English Premier League
Multichoice Kenya has announced that it will be taking up lead sponsorship for Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a popular creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals.
BFMA 2013 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International
The Anambra state government yesterday announced the sack of 11staffers of the state owned broadcast station, Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) over alleged age and certificate falsifications.
Joe-martins Uzodike, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Youths and Culture, said the exercise was carried out as part of ongoing rationalization of the state broadcast station, stating
A family meeting called by National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has urged broadcast stations to ensure balance and give access to all shades of opinion with due respect to professionalism, the Code and the NBC Act.
Rising from one-day meeting with the theme “Political Broadcasts: Getting it Right,” the participants also recommended the constitution of political broadcast forum at
Telecom Channel West Africa Limited has unveiled imoovtv, its mobile TV service in Nigeria, to offer subscribers the chance to stream live TV of up to 20 channels on their 3G-enabled smartphone of tablet device.
It would also give customers a varying selection of packages they could choose from as well as selecting their own channel bouquet to suit their individual lifestyle on-the-go
Davidhouse Multimedia, Amber 11 Media and the Spruce Company have announced the production of Zulu Sofola’s, ‘TheWizard of Law” for Easter Sunday.
Two separate showings are scheduled for2.30pm and 5.00pm on Easter Sunday, March 31st,2013 at the Unity Centre, Isaac John Street, GRA Ikeja.
This production is part of the Live Theatre on Sunday series initiated in 2008 by
A new season of Moments With Mo, an internationally acclaimed TV talk show which is currently loaded with fresh and exciting features is due to thrill viewers via the upcoming EbonyLife Channel on the Dstv platform soon.
The programme is also expected to run on SkyTV in the UK, DISH in the United States, with roll out plans including Brazil, Canada and other parts of Europe.
Organisers of the annual Big Brother Africa reality TV show have announced that auditions for shortlisted candidates in Nigeria will take place at Protea Hotel Leadway, Lagos from Monday, March 11 through Thursday 14. For applicants who were unable to enter online or submit the entry at the nearest office, the good news is that there is still an opportunity for them to enter through the open
The Bloomberg Media Group, a division Bloomberg L.P. has announced a multi-year rolling partnership agreement with Nigeria-based content provider, Optima Media Group, strengthening Bloomberg’s position as a leading supplier of global business and financial news television across the African continent.
This partnership will create a new entity – Bloomberg Television Africa.
2go and iROKING are joining forces to bring instant free Nigerian music downloads to the more than 9 million active 2go users across Nigeria.
2go has more than 9 million users in Nigeria and is one of Africa's largest mobile social networks, enabling users to meet new people and message each other for free while iROKING is West Africa's number one music distribution platform, with over
MultiChoice Africa has signed new multi-year contracts with Eutelsat Communications to boost the offer of its popular DStv pay-TV service.
MultiChoice Africa is activating one additional transponder on the EUTELSAT 36A satellite from March, with a second to be activated from May.
This takes to 22 the total number of transponders leased by MultiChoice at Eutelsat's 36degree(s)
Channel O will again be taking its viewers on a journey Beyond the Music of some of the biggest artistsin Africa with the return of the second and much-anticipated season on Volt.
Volt takes a biographical look at some of the big names in the African music scene and presents them to audiences in a series of documentaries.
Topics discussed on the show range from theartist’s
Nigeria’s financial inclusion programme has continued to wobble because of the faulty foundation on which the scheme is built according to a financial expert who should know.
Peter Asolo, chief executive officer, Petvini Global Concept Limited particularly took a swipe at the decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to use Nigeria Postal Service (Nipost) facilities scattered across
Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, best known as Goldie, popular Afro pop singer and ex-Big Brother Africa housemate is dead.
Details of her death were still sketchy but she was said to have died in the arms of her best friend Denrele Edun.
Her death was also confirmed by her record label, Kennis Music
Goldie 28 was an eclectic music diva born in 1984.
She was a native of
National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) said that ‘Arise News’, a new 24 hours international television news operation launched on February 5 does not have a licence to operate within the country’s territory.
Yomi Bolarinwa, director-general of NBC said that “Arise News has not applied to the commission for a broadcast licence and does not have a licence to operate in Nigeria’s territory
K-NET , a leading African telecommunications company offering triple-play voice, data and video services across sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the successful transition of its satellite-based services to a new high-powered digital communications satellite located above the equator in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 28.2 degrees East and providing coverage across West and Central
ARISE NEWS, an international TV news operation will ‘soft launch’ today to join the likes of Aljazeera and BBC in providing 24-hour international TV news coverage.
Operating from main news centres in London, New York, Johannesburg and Lagos, ARISE News has a strong African footprint and serve underserved communities in the USA and other parts of the world , supported by a further eight
StarTimes, one of the leading pay digital TV providers in Nigeria, has unveiled StarTimes M50 Mobile TV Phone and the launch of its free door-to-door service, as part of the activities put in place to better connect Nigerian consumers.
Mr. Song Wei, Mobile director of the company also said that the company plans to invest N15 billion and create 8,000 jobs in the market.
iROKOtv, the world's largest online distributor of Nigerian movies, has announced the launch of a brand new mobile app for the platform, in an exclusive partnership with Nokia, global phone manufacturer.
The app has been designed to give Nollywood fans and iROKOtv PLUS subscribers access to Nollywood movies on the go, and will be accessible on the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8.