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Netflix users watched 1 billion hours of content a week in 2017

Netflix doesn't like giving out numbers - we still don't know exactly how many South Africans are on the platform, for example. But the company has revealed that in 2017, users around the world were watching over 140-million hours of content a day...

By Julia Breakey 13 Dec 2017

PewDiePie 'not salty' at YouTube for not including him in 2017 Rewind

NEWSWATCH: Swedish comedian PewDiePie was not included in YouTube's Rewind this year, for the first time since his debut appearance in the 2013 round-up...

12 Dec 2017

Taking TV into the real world in 2018 with commercial partnerships

In this era of multi-channel marketing, success is no longer measured by the advert, but rather the full viewer package. Debbie Brady, commercial director for Discovery Networks Africa, lets us in on the importance of commercial partnerships to generate revenue and increase brand awareness...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2017

Tali Babes co-stars in new SuzelleDIY video

Tali Babes joins Suzelle from SuzelleDIY in new video, How To Make A DIY Wedding Cake but the two of them don't get on. At all...

12 Dec 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Ari Kruger

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ari Kruger of Sketchbook Studios. He's co-creator and director of eight-part debut Showmax Original Tali's Wedding Diary, on air from 14 December...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

SuzelleDIY stars as a bridezilla in Tali's Wedding Diary

Showmax has just released the first trailer for their debut original series, Tali's Wedding Diary, a mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos (aka SuzelleDIY).

17 Nov 2017

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Oct 2017

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

International

#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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

NEW YORK - 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.

2 days ago

Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product's primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect.

By Franck Celhay 2 days ago

Times Media Films represents 10 of Golden Globe-nominated films announced

Earlier this week (Monday, 11 December) the nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced of which Times Media Films represents ten, including the forerunner for nominations, The Shape of Water with seven nods, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with six each. The Greatest Showman and Dunkirk have three nominations each as well.

3 days ago

Jury chairs for ADC 97th Annual Awards announced

The One Club for Creativity has announced nine creative leaders who will serve as jury chairs for the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards.

3 days ago

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