Tag: TMB

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Isime EseneJanuary 27, 2017

The Media Blog: Navel gazing about the media’s low approval ratings is nonsense

Whenever the media in America does anything that someone somewhere doesn’t like, the response is now predictable: X and X ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 26, 2017

The Media Blog: Let’s talk about media and ‘The forbidden experiment’

Legend has it that King James IV once stretched, yawned and thought to himself ‘hm – what language would babies ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Naij.com just launched an interesting network – except for one small problem

Naij.com made an announcement: a new platform that will enable it aggregate content from all over the blogosphere to be ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Agatha Amata is one of only two women who own TV channels – and Rave TV is back on air

It went off StarTimes for a bit, but no one ever got rich counting out Agatha Amata. The presenter and ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: People of God, please which one is Bing TV?

So we we minding our business when we saw this in the press release for Innoson Group’s latest investment – ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: AT&T just assured us of the future of the media

We saw this headline, and our minds were blown. As yours would be if you are a media entrepreneur working ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

Davido’s ThisDay Style cover, MAMAs and everything else on Uncensored this week

Ifeoma Areh of Wildflower PR & Company hosted Uncensored this week while Chude Jideonwo was away. She is joined by ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: So we dropped by the last day of Africast

Africast 2016 ended on Thursday. Yes, I know you didn’t know even though you work in the media or in ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: DStv is not afraid of Nigerians again, you know

In Kenya, because they have sense, they have begun to move away from DStv and its high subscription rates. The ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: Naij.com now has a Hausa version

  Because, in case no one had told you: the Nigerian online space has become a war zone. Everyone’s firing ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Did Reuben Abati look at his own life before he wrote this?

After reading the interview granted by First Lady Aisha Buhari on BBC Hausa Service, I was tempted to conclude that ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Ah, TechPoint has helped us explain the Google spend – somehow sha

So we asked here about why Google is spending money on traditional advertising when it is supposed to have KILLED ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: iROKO’s London office gets a makeover

New commission for @irokotv office London pic.twitter.com/9uTBQerlmk — Mr Cenz (@mrcenzgraffiti) October 18, 2016

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Please, who knows why Google is spending money on TV ads in Nigeria?

At first, we actually disbelieved what our eyes saw. That usually happens when we see social networks – the very ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Complete Fashion has finally gone online, in a meaningful way

More on this later, but of course you know that since Franca Asindi left Complete Fashion (those long, long three ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

Exclusive: The NBC has started giving terrestrial TV licenses again – starting from N100m

Low key, this one. A high-level source at the National Broadcasting Commission just confirmed to The Media Blog (TMB) that ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku is in a very, very, very good place

Man. the year I’ve had. #blessed — JasonNjoku (@JasonNjoku) October 18, 2016 The hashtag #blessed is generally for insecure teenagers ...

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Isime EseneOctober 18, 2016

The Film Blog: AFRIFF is finally here – with big news

It almost looked like it wasn’t gonna happen. That’s if you don’t know Chioma Ude. Because she will fight tooth ...

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Isime EseneOctober 12, 2016

The Media Blog: @FoluShaw is warning Linda not to publish his tweets – but that’s not the law is it?

So @FoluShaw got a lot of RTs for this thread. Pretty remarkable tale to be sure. Someone wonders if his ...

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Isime EseneOctober 11, 2016

TMB Data: How many people watch Nigerian TV?

We had a very active National Broadcasting Commission under former director-general, Emeka Mba. Successive ministers of information saw and left ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Did you know that some StarTimes subscribers pay only N17 a day?

On August 1, iROKO chief executive, Jason Njoku shocked those who pay attention when he announced (it’s an impressive Jason ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Film Blog: It’s just a fantastic time to be a Nigerian actor, we tell you

Think about it really. Look at all the New Nollywood projects that have come out this year: Arbitration, Okafor’s Law, ...

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Isime EseneOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Thursday is the most valuable day on Nigerian television – and other bits and bobs we found out

This week, for a special project we have been working on, we have been playing around with data – with a focus ...

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Isime EseneOctober 7, 2016

The Film Blog: We are liking the trailer for Ojukokoro

  Like the first commenter says: “Not bad. Not bad at all”.

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YWriterOctober 7, 2016

The Media Blog: It’s not only DStv and StarTimes that Nigerians watch on Cable o

What’s the reason why many people are shocked – SHOCKED – by the huge success of platforms like Linda Ikeji ...

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YWriterOctober 6, 2016

The Media Blog: Because we serve a living God, Gidi Up Season 3 has FINALLY started shooting

What cows have not been sacrificed to get this particular show back on the road (Season 2’s finale was in ...

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YWriterOctober 5, 2016

The Media Blog: Here’s a list of all the terrestrial TV stations in Nigeria today

So we’ll just drop this here. Because we don’t know who’ll need it. These are the terrestrial (or DTT, if ...

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RoqeebahOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: The BBC and its army of monitors

So when you begin to wonder how ‘oyinbo people’ appear to know more about how we live our lives,   even the cool ...

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Isime EseneOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: This is the reason it’s not so easy to “monetise!” in Nigeria’s media market

When we say Nigeria is not a rational market, we don’t just mean oil prices messing up everything. We also ...

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