Iconic BBC Russian presenter Seva Novgorodsev MBE to sign off after 38 years of broadcasting

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in AIB News Feed

BBC Russian service’s iconic presenter, Seva Novgorodsev, will sign off from his programme, BBSeva, for the last time on Friday 4 September 2015, culminating his 38-year broadcasting career with the BBC.   Seva says:  “It is really hard to wrap up my 38 and a half years as a BBC broadcaster.  How do I say goodbye to my listener? With their response over these decades, my audience have also shaped up my broadcasts and my life.  So I’ll just...

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In blow to independent media, Azerbaijan sentences Ismayilova to 7 1/2 years

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in AIB News Feed

A Baku court today sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in prison on charges widely believed to be retribution for her reporting on corruption linked to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and members of his family. Ismayilova was convicted on charges of criminal libel, tax evasion, illegal business activity, and abuse of power. She was barred from holding public office for three years...

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Euronews signs new distribution agreements in Asia

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in AIB News Feed

The international news channel raises its reach in Taiwan to 2,3 million households Euronews has announced the signature of three new contracts in Taiwan. Already present since 2010 on the major IPTV operator, MOD Chua Hua Telecom, the English language version of Euronews has now been integrated by the digital operator Dafeng Cable in its basic offer, reaching an additional 200,000 subscribers in the country. Furthermore, Euronews English has...

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AIB appalled by jail sentences for Al Jazeera journalists

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in AIB News Feed, News from AIB, Slider

The Association for International Broadcasting has expressed its outrage at sentences imposed by a court in Cairo on three Al Jazeera journalists on 29 August. Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Peter Greste were sentenced to three years imprisonment following convictions of disseminating false information and working without a licence. “The AIB condemns the sentences imposed on the three Al Jazeera journalists, which we see as a political...

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ABN TV launches hybrid IP-TV proposition with Arqiva

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in AIB News Feed

New channel leaps to IP delivered content Arqiva has today announced the launch of a new hybrid IP-TV channel on the Freeview platform. The TV network ABN TV, which specialises in Black Television will provide content 24 hours a day to audiences with internet-enabled Freeview devices. ABN TV launched on Freeview channel 252 on 16 July 2015. Tom Cape, Director of Connected Solutions at Arqiva said, “Audiences have for some time now embraced the...

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Radiodiffusion-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) now on Arabsat

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in AIB News Feed

RTI is now offered across the Middle East, North Africa & Europe via ARABSAT BADR-4. The agreement between RTI and Arabsat gives African and Middle Eastern audiences the opportunity to watch RTI via the minimum dish size. Nabil Shanit, Vice President & CCO of ARABSAT said “Africa is a large continent and Cote D’ivoire is one of the most fast growing states in Africa. We are thrilled to bring RTI to our viewers to enjoy a very...

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