Momoh Donates to PUL

first_imgFormer Inquirer photo-journalist, James Momoh, last Friday donated three cartons of stationeries to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) at the union’s Clay Street offices in Monrovia.The donated items cash value is about U$250, he said.Making the presentation at the PUL’s office on Clay Street in Monrovia, Momoh, presently based in the United States, said the donation is to augment the activities of the PUL to become stronger.He said in the wake of the 2017 Presidential Elections, the PUL must be supported in every way to be able to provide education to the masses.“It is the duty of the PUL to educate the people so that they are able to understand the electoral process.“If the people are not educated to make better choices of candidates, our society will stand to lose,” says Momoh, who is an adjunct faculty member on media relations at the African Center for Strategic Studies, (ACSS) said.The ACSS is within the National Defense University in Washington D.C, in the United States.He called on the media to play its statutory role to ensure an informed Liberian society that is able to make better decisions in the 2017 presidential elections.Meanwhile, he said his role at the ACSS is to ensure that the media in the West Africa sub-region get educational support to operate freely to educate the masses.Receiving the items, outgoing Secretary General of the PUL, D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh said the PUL is overwhelmed by the donation and assured Mr. Momoh that the items would be used for the intended purpose.He called on Liberians in the Diaspora to identify with the PUL to ensure better performance in educating the people.He commended Mr. Momoh for his support and expressed the PUL’s gratitude for his selfless donation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann MTG president and CEO Mo

first_imgJørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.Modern Times Group has issued an SEK500 million (US$58.2 million) corporate bond, with the proceeds in part boosting the European broadcaster’s existing short-term funding.The notes are to be listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and have been placed with Swedish and international investors, according to the group.“This is our second listed bond offering and investor interest was again high,” said MTG chief financial officer Maria Redin. “This issue further enhances the mix of our funding structures, and provides long-term funding for the continued development of the business and delivery of our strategy.”MTG is raising funds following cost-cutting and staff reductions measures that were part of a plan to restructure the business as a ‘digital entertainment company’, rather than a traditional broadcaster reliant on ad sales.MTG has made a number of investments in digital networks including Turtle Entertainment, spending heavily on the emerging eSports gaming market.Further to that, MTG has concluded a deal with European satellite firm M7 Group, which will see the thematic esportsTV made available on M7 platforms in the Netherlands (Canal Digitaal), Belgium (TV Vlaanderen), the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Skylink). esportsTV launched in May as the world’s first dedicated, 24/7 eSports channel.“eSports is the world’s fastest growing professional sport and is expected to engage more than 250 million people already this year, said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, president and CEO, MTG. “It is also a hugely popular entertainment format that is pulling in massive online viewing and attracting big stadium audiences around the world, and esportsTV will raise awareness levels even further.”“We are very excited to have an agreement with MTG that allows us to offer esportsTV with content from the largest and most important tournaments around the world,” said M7’s VP of business development, Bill Wijdeveld.“Moreover, the launch of esportsTV fits very well with our strategy to broaden our content portfolio and thereby address new and under-served audiences.”last_img read more

BT was the UKs most complainedabout pay TV opera

first_imgBT was the UK’s most complained-about pay TV operator in the second quarter, according to data published by broadcast regulator Ofcom.For the three-month period from April to June, BT received 16 complaints per 100,000 customers – compared to seven for TalkTalk, five for Virgin Media and just one per 100,000 for Sky, which had the least complaints.Ofcom said that the main drivers of BT’s complaints related to issues around billing, pricing and charges; issues around fault, service, or provision; and complaints handling.The total volume of complaints for UK broadband, landline, mobile and pay TV operators fell from Q1 2016, except for the pay TV sector where complaint levels remained stable, according to the research.“We expect providers to make customer service and complaints handling top priorities. While complaints have gone down, providers must work harder to better serve their customers,” said Lindsey Fussell, director of Ofcom’s consumer group.“Consumers have a right to expect good service and will rightfully complain when that standard isn’t met. If companies do fall short, we will step in and investigate, which can lead to significant fines.”last_img read more