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Slovenia shuts down DVB-T multiplex C

Slovenia’s Agency for Communication Networks and Services has announced the shutdown of DVB-T multiplex C as of February1st. Launched in 2013 and operated by public broadcaster RTV Slovenija as the network operator, multiplex C was intended for the distribution of commercial TV channels. This decision follows the withdrawal of pay-TV channels and declining demand, leaving […]

February 1, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Protests against SABC proposals

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC is out of cash, and the government has presented a new SABC Bill which proposes examining the existing licence fee, which is widely ignored. The new Bill aims to “regulate the continued existence of the SABC to provide public broadcasting services that contribute to democracy, development of society, gender equality, […]

January 23, 2024By Chris Forrester

SABC hires rival boss as CEO

SABC, South Africa’s public broadcaster – currently in serious debt – has hired Nomsa Chabeli, the former General Manager of telco MTN as its new CEO. Chabeli was also previously marketing director of MultiChoice’s SuperSport and DStv divisions. SABC stated: “[Chabeli] also has a credible history of developing persuasive and highly influential brand messaging that […]

November 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Fired S4C CEO pushes back

Sian Doyle, the fired chief executive of Welsh-language public broadcaster S4C, has criticised her dismissal by chairman Rhodri Williams as “an unprecedented lack of governance for a public body”. Doyle was sacked following an investigation into allegations of “bullying and a toxic culture” at the channel. Doyle released a statement on November 24th in which […]

November 27, 2023

Rai Way net profit grows 24%

Italian TV tower company Rai Way has reported a 24 per cent increase in net profit for the first nine months of 2023, to €69.8 million, as a result of higher revenue and lower costs. Core revenues were up 10.7 per cent on an annual basis to €204.1 million, of which €172.6 million attributable to […]

November 15, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

SABC technically insolvent

South Africa’s deputy communications minister Philly Mapulane has told the country’s parliament that public broadcaster SABC is not only technically insolvent but owes broadcasting transmission distributor Sentech more than Rand 700 million (about $35.5m) – around half of Sentech’s annual revenue. SABC presented its financial plan to government for 2023-2024 on November 7th. The presentation […]

November 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

SABC struggles with unpaid licences

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC is suffering a massive shortfall in funding because of unpaid TV licences. The country is looking at a new funding model for SABC. A question was raised in the South African parliament as to how much is owed to SABC. The country’s communications minister Mondli Gungubele responded saying that there […]

July 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

South Africa: SABC to restructure

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC is promising to completely restructure itself in order to avoid the frequent financial bail-outs from government. South Africa’s finance ministry is requiring SABC to create a new operating model and to work within the nation’s “new business requirements and market conditions […] as well as the need to effectively implement […]

June 15, 2020By Chris Forrester