BizTrends 2018

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Television will endure in a Netflix world

In a world where all-episodes-at-once has quickly become ubiquitous, what else will consumers want out of their entertainment experience in the future?

10 Jan 2018

e.tv revamps 2018 TV schedule

e.tv's weekday schedule has been revamped to bring viewers more of what they love: reality court shows, talk shows, soapies, news, local drama and international series...

Issued by e.tv 9 Jan 2018

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Information overload - finding the 'right' kind of news

If you heard the news today, it's because you chose to. It doesn't mean that you and I have consumed the same news and even if we have, the information and our level of engagement may be different...

By Gia Nicolaides 8 Jan 2018

SABC welcomes back Criselda Dudumashe

2018 has brought a fresh start in the once sour relationship between the SABC and radio personality Criselda Dudumashe...

By Jessica Levitt 5 Jan 2018

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

US regulators announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it...

22 Dec 2017

ANN7 probe to be finished in a few weeks, says MultiChoice

MultiChoice expects to complete an investigation into its contracts with news channel ANN7 within weeks, the Naspers subsidiary told Business Day on Tuesday...

21 Dec 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Zola Nene

This week, we go behind the selfie with technophobe chef and food stylist, Zola Nene. She's the resident chef on SABC3's Expresso and was a judge for the 2017 Galliova Awards for excellence in food and health writing, as well as the recently aired third season of Great SA Bake Off...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Dec 2017

Disney-Fox deal puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

The blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox could likely put US antitrust enforcers in an awkward position following the government's challenge to another media-entertainment mega-deal...

18 Dec 2017

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos...

18 Dec 2017

The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

18 Dec 2017

Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox shares were in the spotlight on Wednesday amid reports the two media-entertainment powerhouses were readying a major deal for some of Fox's prized television and film assets...

15 Dec 2017

#OurWorldIsRed: Recolouring the e.tv entertainment spectrum

Earlier this month, I chatted to e.tv MD Marlon Davids about their growth over the past two decades as SA's fifth terrestrial television channel and biggest independent one, as well as the channel's new #OurWorldIsRed campaign...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Dec 2017

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International

ADC juries for four design categories announced

NEW YORK - The One Club for Creativity has announced the 40 creatives who will judge work on the four design categories of the ADC 97th Annual Awards.

6 hours ago

Understanding the role of colour in branding

Colour is one of the primary elements involved in branding, but it doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves among small businesses and startups. While there are certainly other things to think about, choosing which colours you want to associate your brand with is a major decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 hours ago

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

LONDON - Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs.

11 hours ago

H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

1 day ago

Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said.

1 day ago

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