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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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eMedia Investments makes key appointments - e.tv
eMedia Investments makes key appointments

In line with its strategies for the future, eMedia Investments has made the changes to meet future opportunities and challenges of the media group...

Issued by e.tv 9 Feb 2016 10:14

Will Netflix disrupt the market as predicted? - The Redzone
Will Netflix disrupt the market as predicted?

Netflix's January launch in South Africa is part of the service's global expansion plan to be available in almost every country worldwide by the end of 2016. However, it's not clear whether South Africans will be rushing to subscribe...

By Lynette Dicey, Issued by The Redzone 22 Jan 2016 11:07

AJ+ curates content specifically for Apple TV audiences
AJ+ curates content specifically for Apple TV audiences

AJ+, a network of digital properties owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, producing and distributing content natively for digital audiences, has launched a new digital experience on Apple TV...

21 Jan 2016 11:20

Gareth Cliff
Gareth Cliff and R25m: The price of freedom of speech?

NEWSWATCH: MyBroadband reports that Gareth Cliff is now suing M-Net for R25m - and his job back, of course...

19 Jan 2016 07:49

Minnie Dlamini, Thomas Mlambo exit SABC's Soccerzone
Minnie Dlamini, Thomas Mlambo exit SABC's Soccerzone

The two presenters who have been at the helm of the show of late are set to move on from the soccer show after SABC bosses decided to change the format...

18 Jan 2016 09:36

Contestants for the celebrity episode of Holiday Swap KZN.
The snowball effect of native advertising

Imagine a TV show that's not interrupted by ad breaks - instead, the entire 30-minute slot is an ad. But it's not the typical promotional push that sends you clicking away - it's relevant, exciting and creates brand loyalty...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jan 2016 12:00

e.tv takes news to the next level - e.tv
e.tv takes news to the next level

e.tv presents eNews Direct, a half-hour distinct and innovative news bulletin that will deliver robust and contextually relevant news content in an unbiased manner from Monday, 18 January, at 6:30pm on e.tv...

Issued by e.tv 15 Jan 2016 11:04

© Andres Rodriguez – 123RF.com
[Biz Online Insights] Movie viewing

This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores how and where the South African online population chooses to watch movies...

15 Jan 2016 06:00

Strategic planning needed for DSTV programming
Strategic planning needed for DSTV programming

I was completely gutted by DSTV programming over the December holidays. Firstly, the amount of repetitive TV series, programmes, movies, documentaries etc we (my daughter and I) were exposed to was not kosher...

By Bonnie Ramaila 14 Jan 2016 09:07

International jurors announced for Dubai Lynx includes South Africans
International jurors announced for Dubai Lynx includes South Africans

There will be 56 international jurors judging entries from across the MENA region at the 10th Dubai Lynx, including six South Africans...

14 Jan 2016 10:25

Netflix goes global but domination will be slow
Netflix goes global but domination will be slow

The impact of a global Netflix will be felt for a generation to come and heralds the start of the new era of online streaming and Internet TV. It is one of the biggest moves in home entertainment...

By Tony Gunnarsson 12 Jan 2016 09:02

Netflix launches in South Africa
Netflix launches in South Africa

[NEWSWATCH] The biggest TV streaming service in the world, Netflix, has gone global. It's launched in 190 countries around the world and SA is one of them...

7 Jan 2016 09:17

Netflix explains 'missing' content for SA service
Netflix explains 'missing' content for SA service

Television shows such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Grey's Anatomy are unavailable on Netflix in South Africa owing to content rights...

By Gareth van Zyl 7 Jan 2016 14:05

eNCA senior anchor sparks Twitter fury over Motshekga comment
eNCA senior anchor sparks Twitter fury over Motshekga comment

eNCA senior anchor Andrew Barnes has sparked the fury of many South Africans on social media, after he mocked Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's pronunciation of certain words on air...

By Paul Herman 7 Jan 2016 14:11

Ultra-thin, high-def TVs battle for CES crown
Ultra-thin, high-def TVs battle for CES crown

LAS VEGAS: A battle for the title of best new television opened at the Consumer Electronics Show, with titans fielding new slim, smart, ultra high-definition models...

7 Jan 2016 10:18

Amazon adds 3 million Prime subscribers
Amazon adds 3 million Prime subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO - US online giant Amazon says it added three million customers to its Prime subscription service worldwide in the third week of December, as it capped a record holiday season...

29 Dec 2015 07:35

Image via 123RF
Economical metamorphisms: 2020

All over the world, mega organisation, institutions and government agencies are immersed in tackling the economical chaos. Unsolved mysteries must now be unraveled...

By Naseem Javed 23 Dec 2015 08:59

Ad-free TV viewing is here!
Ad-free TV viewing is here!

One of the best features from the recent Samsung-ShowMax partnership is that the subscription video-on demand format means you only pay for what you want to see...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Dec 2015 12:00

Boris Dzhingarov
Megyn Kelly remains a juggernaut, despite Trump

This has been a big year for Megyn Kelly. Despite being FOX's biggest rising star for a number of years, this was the year that Kelly became a true mainstream figure, even outside of the FOX News wheelhouse...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Dec 2015 10:31

Anti-underage drinking campaign wins SAB top spot
Anti-underage drinking campaign wins SAB top spot

The South African Breweries' new anti-age drinking campaign was named last week as one of the global top six best adverts on TV by www.bestadsontv.com...

8 Dec 2015 09:47

©Sura Nualpradid via 123RF
A reimagined Africa

Over the past decade VIMN Africa has transformed how the world sees Africa from images of hunger, poverty and war to a continent of vibrant colours, music, culture and talent...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Dec 2015 11:36

Samsung/ShowMax partnership to boost VOD usage
Samsung/ShowMax partnership to boost VOD usage

Samsung South Africa has entered into a partnership with Naspers' ShowMax, the newly launched subscription video on demand (VOD) service with one of the largest online video catalogues in Africa...

3 Dec 2015 11:43

Say cheese! (Can you tell Romy really hates photos?)
[Behind the Selfie] with... Romy Schneigansz

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Romy Schneigansz, business development manager for urbanWorx, part of Urban Brew Studios...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Dec 2015 12:00

Karien takes TV first at Creative Circle - Giant Films
Karien takes TV first at Creative Circle

Karien Cherry has just won her first first at the Creative Circle Awards for her New Balance spot through King James Group...

Issued by Giant Films 2 Dec 2015 11:39

Creative Circle Awards: October & November 2015 winners
Creative Circle Awards: October & November 2015 winners

The winners of the October and November Creative Circle Awards have been announced with agency TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg as hosts...

1 Dec 2015 13:24

[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello
[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello

Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa Films creative director and partner, is celebrating, along with executive producer and managing partner, Peter Gird, the success of the company's Ultimate Braai Master series...

By Louise Marsland 26 Nov 2015 07:23

South Africa/France partnership to deliver VOD services cost effectively
South Africa/France partnership to deliver VOD services cost effectively

The French company, Broadpeak has announced that Discover Digital has selected its video delivery solution for powering the complete OTT transactional video on demand and subscription video on demand platform...

24 Nov 2015 14:23

TV on your phone - it's a reality © Maksim Kabakou – 123RF.com
Anytime, anywhere, any device - TV of the future

There's no doubt the emergence streaming platforms is set to drastically alter the way traditional media broadcasters do business. Here's how Viacom International Media Networks offer a mobile content experience to complement their traditional TV offering...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2015 12:00

First African superhero television series distributed by Discover Digital
First African superhero television series distributed by Discover Digital

Local digital entertainment and technology company, Discover Digital, will distribute the first mainstream African superhero television series, Jongo, in March 2016, as an eight-episode series...

16 Nov 2015 09:06

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