RNW Media gives a voice to Syrian refugees

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 in AIB News Feed

RNW Media brings information and gives a voice to Syrian refugees, co-hosts a conference on internet restrictions in China and wins a major award in Africa. And there’s more news from Hilversum, including the appointment of a new RNW Media Programme Director.   Information for refugees in the desert     RNW Media has set up a basic information facility in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, home to 25,000 Syrian refugees.   Giving a voice to Syrian refugees in the Netherlands     An emotional RNW Media video shows Syrian refugees in the Netherlands on the phone speaking to...

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Euronews now available in Japan

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in AIB News Feed

Hikari TV, the leading IPTV operator in Japan, introduces the international news media to Japan by offering Euronews in its basic package   Euronews and Hikari TV announced today that, starting this month, Euronews internationally acclaimed programmes will be available for the first time in Japan. Euronews will be part of Hikari TVs basic service with its English and French language services. Not only the channel premieres in Japan, Euronews is also broadcast for the first time in HD. Several millions of subscribers to Hikari TV in Japan will be able to discover international news from a European perspective...

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Arqiva supports Daystar TV’s HD launch on Sky

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in AIB news archive

Daystar Television, one of the largest religious broadcasters in the world, has today announced the launch of its network in High Definition (HD) on Sky, in the UK, which is supported by Arqiva’s Direct-to-Home satellite solution. This launch makes Daystar Television the first religious TV channel to launch an HD channel, on the Sky platform, in the UK.   Marcus Lamb, Founder and President Daystar Television Network says:  “We wanted to make available to viewers watching faith based television on Sky, in the UK, the best viewing experience possible. Daystar is the first Christian Television Network to launch in...

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BBC World Service to receive funding boost

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, General Broadcast, News from Members, Slider

The British government has announced that it proposes to provide a grant of £34m [US$51.42m] between 2016 and 17, and £85m a year from 2017-18 for the expansion of BBC World Service. In its National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, the government says: The BBC currently reaches 308 million people worldwide, and its goal is to reach 500 million people by 2022. The BBC World Service reaches into some of the most remote places in the world, providing a link to the UK for individuals and societies who would otherwise not have this opportunity. We will invest...

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AIB Executive Committee election underway

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in AIB activities, AIB News Feed, News from AIB

The AIB’s governing Executive Committee is a six-person team elected from the AIB’s Membership. The Committee holds office for two years. Elections for the next two-year period have now started, with five nominees for two vacancies, and four current members of the Committee standing for re-election. Voting papers have been sent to the primary contact in all AIB Member organisations. Votes must be cast no later than 9 December 2015. Details of the candidates are here: Those standing for re-election – click here New candidates standing: click...

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RTI President in conversation with the AIB

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in AIB members, AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, General Broadcast, News from AIB, News from Members, Slider

Radio Taiwan International has been broadcasting since the 1920s. Now it’s moving into the future with increased online and video activities supplementing its traditional radio offering. AIB chief executive Simon Spanswick visited RTI’s headquarters and talked with the broadcaster’s President, Weber...

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