Broadcasters and digital media

The interactive future of radio and TV and the development of digital properties will be the focus of the Digital Media for Broadcasters Conference to be held on 13 and 14 May at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

Hollywood’s progress in curtailing online content infringement

Variety reports that Hollywood studios and record labels have entered into an agreement with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) whereby consumers will be sent copyright alerts when their accounts are being used to access pirated content.

Al Jazeera Innovation Challenge call for entries

The Al Jazeera Media Network invites software designers, technologists, and developers from around the world to enter its first major community initiative - an online Innovation Challenge...

Africa’s first tablet computer

TechCentral reports that the first Android-based tablet computer designed and engineered on the African continent has been developed in Congo-Brazzaville by a company called VMK.

BlackBerry 10 launches

In an attempt to gain new ground NewsCentral Media reports that BlackBerry 10, the cornerstone of the turnaround strategy of the company formerly known as Research in Motion, has arrived...

WiMax licensees must be 51% BEE

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has mandated that companies bidding for a WiMax (ie. high speed wireless broadband access) licence must have 51% black ownership.

SenseVirtual targets Africa’s virtual reality solutions

Experience the cutting edge world of virtual reality technology this Thursday at the Online and eLearning Conference in Johannesburg hosted by SenseVirtual...

Broadband Set To Overtake TV

According to research undertaken by In-Stat, more than 16 million US TV households may be using their broadband service more than they use their TV sets in the next three years...

Samsung wins Best Device at LTE World Summit

Samsung Electronics’ 4G LTE Smartphone was named Best Device at the LTE World Summit 2011 Awards Ceremony. This award comes in recognition of the device’s wide range of immersive features, seamless connectivity and elegant design.

US broadband deployment too slow

While nearly 290 Americans have received access to broadband in the last 10 years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reported to the US Congress that millions have little prospect of getting it deployed into their homes in a reasonable and timely fashion.
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