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The future of advertising
The future of advertising

Everyone's talking about it... falling circulations, viewers flocking to various competitive TV channels and a myriad of online internet offers, streaming options and, oh, there are so many others...

By Chris Brewer 1 day ago

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)
Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X...

By Jessica Tennant 19 May 2017

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Allan Gray lets go of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

NEWSWATCH: Allan Gray has let go of ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, effective 31 July, and is in the process of appointing a new agency to manage the account...

19 May 2017

Roger Ailes, seen here in a 2006 picture, blended entertainment with conservative politics in creating Fox News | ©  | Frederick M. Brown
How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump...

19 May 2017

New video streaming service with designs on Africa
New video streaming service with designs on Africa

A new video streaming service has launched in South Africa, with intentions to roll out throughout the African continent...

18 May 2017

Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator
Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator

Showmax has signed a deal with Play, a Polish mobile operator with more than 14m subscribers, allowing complimentary access to all existing and new Play contract customers...

16 May 2017

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Consumers less distracted when reading newspapers or magazines

Latest research from PRC's Media View shows that time spent reading is more focused and far less distracted...

15 May 2017

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Making sense of traditional, new TV content platforms

There are so many different options for viewing TV content and when combined with the latest technology makes for a very confusing space...

By Alan Smith 12 May 2017

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The rise of the in-house creative agency

Two things strike me as the word ‘advertising' is increasingly replaced with phrases such as ‘branded content', ‘native' and ‘content marketing'...

By James Hunt 12 May 2017

Showcase your brand at SA'S biggest food and music festival - DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival
Showcase your brand at SA'S biggest food and music festival - DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

The fifth annual DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival will once again be held at the prestigious Kyalami Grand Prix Circuiton on Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 October 2017...

Issued by DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival 10 May 2017

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast deal

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States...

9 May 2017

Three times the magic
Three times the magic

With its Magic in Motion corporate social investment initiative now entering its third year, M-Net has delivered on its promise to provide up-and-coming young storytellers with opportunities to hone their skills...

Issued by M-Net Magic in Motion 5 May 2017

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Entries for Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award close at month-end

The entries for Jozi Film Festival's ‘Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award' close on 31 May 2017...

5 May 2017

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel
Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday...

2 May 2017

Tony Petitti, chief operating officer of Major League Baseball
‘Light on Earth', ‘Mars', ‘Super Bowl 50' win at International Television & Film Awards

Three entries received the New York Festivals' grand award at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, held at the annual Nab Show in Las Vegas...

2 May 2017

Pierre Branco, vice president and general manager of Southern Europe and Africa for Turner.
Cartoon Network corners kids' TV on any device

It's no secret that TV viewers have changed their consumption habits. Luckily, some broadcasters have changed with their audience and are now embracing all new digital channels...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Apr 2017

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Digital video archiving - keeping up with today's broadcast demands

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms...

By Paul Divall 20 Apr 2017

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The rise of the screens - on-demand causes multi-industry disruption

Overview of how digital entertainment on-demand disrupts media industry...

20 Apr 2017

Minister Dlodlo: SABC interim board is legal
Minister Dlodlo: SABC interim board is legal

Government says it has noted the comments made by the former COO of the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and a group of artists during a media briefing held on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content
Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content

African mobile operators start entering into deals with major broadcasters over streaming and download services...

By Russell Southwood 20 Apr 2017

Bamboo Network’s chief executive Neo Matsau.
Managing business problems from a marketing lens with Bamboo Network

Bamboo Network's chief executive Neo Matsau explains why adding a bit of management consulting to marketing communications and vice versa means you're better suited to find holistic creative solutions to a business problem, with the entire business in sight...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Apr 2017

Have fun with maths in Sanlam's mini-town at the Rand Show
Have fun with maths in Sanlam's mini-town at the Rand Show

Maths skills are integral to a learner's development, which is why Sanlam has developed an educational roadshow tour - Every 1 Counts - with the characters of children's TV show Takalani Sesame...

Issued by Rand Show 12 Apr 2017

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AdForum rates Nederburg TVC in top five globally

AdForum's selection panel, including its creative teams in the US and France, has featured Nederburg's global TVC as one of its top five alcohol advertisements globally...

29 Mar 2017

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption
Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options...

27 Mar 2017

President appoints interim SABC board
President appoints interim SABC board

President Jacob Zuma has appointed five members to the interim board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)...

27 Mar 2017

Golf TV in full swing
Golf TV in full swing

Golf TV by Golf Ads is a fully fledged digital television channel broadcasting within 90 of South Africa's top golf clubs. The place-based television network flights niche content and advertising to the affluent golfing community...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 27 Mar 2017

M-Net's local content strategy wins big!
M-Net's local content strategy wins big!

M-Net's local content investment strategy paid off when its channels collectively won 36 Golden Horns, scooping some of the biggest awards...

Issued by M-Net Magic in Motion 22 Mar 2017

M-Net Magic in Motion graduate nominated for SAFTA!
M-Net Magic in Motion graduate nominated for SAFTA!

For this year's South African Film and Television Awards, M-Net not only received 115 nominations but one of its Magic in Motion Academy graduates also received her first SAFTA nomination...

Issued by M-Net Magic in Motion 17 Mar 2017

Lindie Engelbrecht.
SME summit unpacks business challenges

The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, held in partnership with Credit Guarantee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Sandton last week, exposed the myriad challenges facing South Africa's SMEs...

17 Mar 2017

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