With the long weekend of public holidays Seychelles
Nation will not be appearing Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Monday 9th
December, but our readers will be able to read the National Assembly
election results electronically on www.nation.sc
www.nation.sc is Seychelles
Nation's web site which provides a free service and is updated daily
with news appearing in the newspaper.
The results of the National Assembly election,
which started Wednesday and ends Friday, will be published at
www.nation.sc on Saturday morning.
The results will be published in both English and
More detailed analysis of the election results will
be published in our next issue, both electronically and in print, on
Tuesday December 10.
Meanwhile, the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation
(SBC) has announced that Seychellois
living overseas, as well as other interested persons, can view the
election results live, through subscription, on its new site, www.sbc.sc
According to the corporation, www.sbc.sc
allows live connection to AM radio and SBC TV’s 8 p.m. newscasts.
The election results, news and other programmes will be archived
on the site and will be available for visitors who miss the live
versions and when SBC TV and SBC AM radio are off the air.
The live and archived programming is a
subscription-only service costing US$35 for 300 megabytes (300 MB) of
download per month for six months.
This corresponds to two hours of radio or forty (40) minutes of
TV per day.
According to SBC’s managing director, Mr Ibrahim
Afif: “Subscription is required not only to help us cover the cost of
having the web site hosted by an overseas server but also to ensure a
He said: “The multi-media services require what
our engineers call 'dedicated bandwidth for every viewer or listener'
and the costs to the SBC are based on the monthly volume of traffic –
that is, the more visitors to the site, the more we are charged.
By subscribing, visitors will make it possible for us to continue
providing an effective, informative service”.
Mr Afif added that visitors also had to subscribe
for copyright reasons – this way the SBC will know who is listening or
viewing and can therefore enter into agreements with musicians and
Subscription details, including the agreement form
to be completed, are available on the site.
www.sbc.sc also carries the SBC logo and colours
and a complete listing of all the SBC’s TV and radio (AM and FM)