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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Date: 23 Feb 2015
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Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...
Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...

NEWSWATCH: Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to Russia to present a motoring show there, and Piers Morgan (who has also had a Clarkson klap) has some advice for the motor mouthpiece...

27 Mar 2015 07:31

SABC3 hunts for fresh faces
SABC3 hunts for fresh faces

SABC3 has launched a new reality TV show, 'Presenter Search on 3', looking for three new faces to join top shows in 2015 as presenters on the station...

26 Mar 2015 08:40

Clarkson slips a gear
Clarkson slips a gear

NEWSWATCH: The BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson from top-rated petrol-head show, Top Gear, reports The Daily Beast ...

26 Mar 2015 06:52

Clover Little Big Cook Off wins Best Game Show at SAFTAs 2015 - Clover
Clover Little Big Cook Off wins Best Game Show at SAFTAs 2015

Clover Little Big Cook Off won the Best Game Show category in the ninth South African Film Television Awards (SAFTAs) held on 20 and 22 March..

Issued by Clover 25 Mar 2015 09:59

SAFTAs: And the winners are ...
SAFTAs: And the winners are ...

South Africa's award ceremonies for film and television were held at the weekend and big names from film and television, celebrities, entertainment industry leaders and prominent officials were at Gallagher Estate, Joburg to discover the winners of the 2015 SAFTAs.

23 Mar 2015 11:15

Clarkson kerfuffle shifts into Top Gear
Clarkson kerfuffle shifts into Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson's no stranger to controversy, and he's been in the headlines again this past week. So much so that the Twitter bird's aflurry with the #JeremyClarkson hashtag and you can't turn to an entertainment site without seeing mention of the opinionated Brit...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2015 08:14

M-Net reveals the much-anticipated first 12 M-Net Magic in Motion interns - M-Net Magic in Motion
M-Net reveals the much-anticipated first 12 M-Net Magic in Motion interns

M-Net has announced the names of the 12 interns selected for the inaugural M-Net Magic in Motion Academy, after months of anticipation, applications and deliberations, at The Venue in Sandton...

Issued by M-Net Magic in Motion 19 Mar 2015 11:10

DA requests parliamentary inquiry into Hope Zinde allegations
DA requests parliamentary inquiry into Hope Zinde allegations

The DA has written to the chair of the Communications Portfolio Committee, Joyce Moloi-Moropa, requesting a parliamentary inquiry into allegations against SABC Board Member Hope Zinde...

18 Mar 2015 10:09

Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo
Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo

State Security Minister David Mahlobo this week insisted that the jamming device used in Parliament during the state of the nation address was designed to stop the operation of drones in parliamentary air space, and prevent cellphones being used as triggers for explosive devices.

18 Mar 2015 07:14

First M-Net Magic in Motion interns selected
First M-Net Magic in Motion interns selected

The names of the first 12 interns for the M-Net Magic in Motion Academy have been announced. This is a 12-month long accelerated work readiness programme...

12 Mar 2015 14:13

African business reporting in the spotlight
African business reporting in the spotlight

If you thought the state of business in Africa was stagnant, think again. Lerato Mbele, Presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News, tells us about its vibrancy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Mar 2015 08:00

Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency
Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...

11 Mar 2015 09:27

R2K up in arms over FPB's internet censorship proposals
R2K up in arms over FPB's internet censorship proposals

The Right2Know Campaign has called on the public to reject the Film and Publications Board's (FPB) proposals to censor the internet in South Africa...

11 Mar 2015 07:02

Reporter mugged - live
Reporter mugged - live

NEWSWATCH: Not something you would expect to see on live TV... An SABC reporter and his team were mugged, on camera, during an outside broadcast... (Video)

11 Mar 2015 06:05

Five digital video trends to keep an eye on in 2015
Five digital video trends to keep an eye on in 2015

What's in store for digital video in 2015? The online video industry is like a supercar on a stretch of perfectly straight road without any speed limits...

9 Mar 2015 15:23

TNA, ANN7 to appoint 'public editor'
TNA, ANN7 to appoint 'public editor'

NEWSWATCH: Citing 'growing unhappiness' about the ombudsman, The New Age and ANN7 are to appoint a 'public editor' to handle complaints, reports Mail & Guardian...

9 Mar 2015 10:40

Mobile music channel from West Africa
Mobile music channel from West Africa

Mafrik TV, tagged as the African music channel, is dedicated to distributing West African music videos without a charge to the artists...

6 Mar 2015 09:36

Santam launches its one-of-a-kind SA campaign
Santam launches its one-of-a-kind SA campaign

Celebrating South Africa's unique qualities that are simply part of everyday life here, but which foreigners find quirky and unusual, Santam has launched a new TVC campaign, One-of-a-kind...

5 Mar 2015 10:39

New black-owned online TV network launched
New black-owned online TV network launched

Beyond The Eyes (BTE), a black-owned production company, has launched an independent online television network to deliver compelling African content to the world through 'Video on Demand' (VOD)...

5 Mar 2015 09:10

Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced
Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced

The nominees for the 9th annual South Africa Film and television Awards (SAFTA) have been announced. The long awaited moment took place at a star studded ceremony at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg.

3 Mar 2015 12:30

[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!
[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!

Years ago, when my day job included carrying a machine gun and jumping out of helicopters, I remember sitting with some mates in the base barrack room, listening to Forces' Favourites on the radio...

By Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2015 15:44

Chris Brewer
Making a tit of yourself in the media

There's been a lot of bleating recently about "freedom of the press". It picked up momentum at the State Of The Nation Address when the cell phone signals were jammed...

By Chris Brewer 2 Mar 2015 14:17

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Nazarene Khan appointed TV Channel Manager - Kagiso Media
Nazarene Khan appointed TV Channel Manager

Kagiso Media has promoted Nazarene Khan to the position of TV Channel Manager. Khan will take on this new role with immediate effect and will be responsible for the Glow and ED TV channels...

Issued by Kagiso Media 26 Feb 2015 10:18

2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entries
2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entries

The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2015 SADC Media Awards Competition...

21 Feb 2015 14:11

SoccerZone back on SABC
SoccerZone back on SABC

Revitalised SoccerZone, the action-packed review show of live soccer matches, is back on SABC1 on Mondays live, at 9pm and repeats on Tuesdays at noon...

21 Feb 2015 09:18

Danette Breitenbach
[Bookmarks] The secret to digital success

Digital is a different animal to other mediums, with its own nuances and particularities. Just as some television commercials fail, so not all digital campaigns succeed, so I posed a question on the eve of the IAB Bookmark Awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Feb 2015 10:01

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015 11:45

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