There’s a quiet revolution happening in broadcasting

Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation moves analogue radio onto a digital “Fabrik”, transforming its engagement with its audiences

In a major modernisation of its broadcast technology, the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has launched two new apps for its radio services, bringing audiences for Radyo Sesel and Paradise FM into the digital and social revolution.

What does it mean to be ‘of service’?

The previous era of technology reduced people to a “number”, to a “resource”, to a “demographic”.
Today, we know we can do better. We know it in our hearts and souls even if we do not know exactly how.

The value of voice

Radio has always been dependent on the studio phone lines to maintain a thin connection and narrow aperture to the outside world. To the extent that there was a return path, this was it. Things are better these days with … Continue Reading

Modern radio could be so much more

Of all of the media types that have been disrupted by technology over the past decade or two, radio is unique in its ability to claim a relevance and even lead the way to the future. If only we would … Continue Reading

And the Beat goes on…

Why radio may be exciting again. Some rough thoughts on Beats 1 and its potential impact on local radio.

immedia Newsletter: October 2013

As we spool up for summer, it seems all of the major ecosystems updates and announcements for the year are out the bag, new operating systems are everywhere and hot new game consoles are on their way. Locally, we saw Apple bring the Games category and pre-paid iTunes Gift cards to South Africa – which is great news for local Apple fans.

Innovation honour at NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards 2012/13

East Coast Access, part of the immedia ecosystem, has received the honour of an innovation award at the annual NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards 2012/13 held last week.

immedia Newsletter: June 2013

It’s the season of snug reading underneath the covers. What better way to do this than from your iPad? We’ve recently produced a collection of interactive children’s stories to captivate your kids’ imaginations.

Moneyweb Gets Even Smarter

As the year winds down, the immedia studio prepare to finalise months of hard work with the launch of a suite of Moneyweb apps.

immedia launches real-time radio like you’ve never seen it before!

YFM has joined forces with digital development studio immedia to launch YTV – a ground breaking, real-time, low bandwidth visual feed…

View from the Top Vol. 1 Episode 6 – Kanthan Pillay

It is 3 am on 6 June 2011 in San Francisco, California. Down the road at Moscone Center, hundreds of pilgrims have been camped out on the sidewalk since around 8 pm yesterday.