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Consumers winning as service providers battle for market
Consumers winning as service providers battle for market

According to The Free Market Foundation, Netflix has arrived in South Africa and its disruption has meant that DStv and M-Net have had to change their approach to package deals...

17 Jan 2017

Viceland comes to Africa through Kwesé TV
Viceland comes to Africa through Kwesé TV

Econet Media's Kwesé TV today announced it would be adding Viceland, the youth-focused lifestyle and culture channel from Vice Media, to its entertainment offering across sub-Saharan Africa...

17 Jan 2017

BBC to challenge Netflix and Amazon for online market
BBC to challenge Netflix and Amazon for online market

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday announced plans to take on Netflix and Amazon and make its iPlayer the top online TV service in Britain by 2020...

13 Jan 2017

Ericsson signs feature film deal for VOD service Nuvu
Ericsson signs feature film deal for VOD service Nuvu

Ericsson has signed an exclusive, multi-year feature film deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, for its subscription video on demand (VOD) service, Nuvu...

12 Jan 2017

Parliament to map out SABC interim board
Parliament to map out SABC interim board

Parliament will this month begin discussing names of potential members of the SABC's interim board following the resignation of all the independent board members late last year...

11 Jan 2017

Shock jock gets political
Shock jock gets political

Veteran broadcaster Jeremy Mansfield has thrown himself into the hot seat, announcing his entry into politics...

5 Jan 2017

It all comes down to content
It all comes down to content

2017 is going to be the year of content as king, whether it's mobile or digital, and this is certainly the case for broadcasters with multi-platform offerings...

By Beverley Klein 28 Dec 2016

M-Net Magic in Motion Academy open for 2017 entries
M-Net Magic in Motion Academy open for 2017 entries

M-Net will run its Magic in Motion Academy programme for 2017 and host a four-day Magic in Motion Career Expo for aspiring young learners, as well as a new scholarship programme...

19 Dec 2016

123RF
Social TV a benchmark for success

Social television is taking the world over by storm and has resulted in production companies using it as a benchmark for the success of the productions...

By Thabiso Dlamini 19 Dec 2016

Every side is a good side for Mbatha...
#Behindtheselfie with... Nomzamo Mbatha

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Nomzamo Mbatha: face of Neutrogena SA, actress, brand ambassador for PUMA SA and Audi SA, and new co-host of #MyNightShift on Touch Central...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

Brewster signs Ermenegildo Zegna, Top Billing covers London store opening
Brewster signs Ermenegildo Zegna, Top Billing covers London store opening

As an introduction of its newest client, luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna, award-winning publicist Marcus Brewster has facilitated Top Billing presenter Nico Panagio and crew's visit to London to attend the opening of Zegna's global flagship store in New Bond Street...

7 Dec 2016

#SAFilmReel November 2016: Molefi Thulo picks Kyle Lewis' '#011Beats'
#SAFilmReel November 2016: Molefi Thulo picks Kyle Lewis' '#011Beats'

IDidTht's November SA Film Reel was judged by Molefi Thulo, creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. He awarded the Best of Reel for Direction Craft to Kyle Lewis from Arcade Content for Volkswagen's #011Beats. Here's why...

6 Dec 2016

Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee Entertainment Africa
The A to Z of Zee TV with CEO Harish Goyal

Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee Entertainment Africa, shares the brand's broadcast success on the continent, explaining that marketing and programming work hand-in-hand as one can't survive without the other...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Dec 2016

Netflix launches offline viewing, matching Amazon
Netflix launches offline viewing, matching Amazon

Netflix said Wednesday it would allow offline viewing of streamed videos, a feature long sought by users who want to watch on a plane or to avoid data-connection charges...

1 Dec 2016

Media Host launches advanced broadcast and advertising monitoring solution
Media Host launches advanced broadcast and advertising monitoring solution

Media Host's new service, Adlytics, tracks the broadcast of TV and radio ads, music and music videos. Locally monitoring over 30 TV and 170 radio stations...

Issued by Media Host 24 Nov 2016

Ericsson's SVOD signs with Fox to distribute to sub-Saharan Africa
Ericsson's SVOD signs with Fox to distribute to sub-Saharan Africa

Ericsson has signed an exclusive multi-year feature film licensing deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution for its subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, Nuvu...

22 Nov 2016

Amazon video going global in Netflix challenge: report
Amazon video going global in Netflix challenge: report

Amazon is poised to challenge Netflix on the global stage with a massive expansion of its on-demand video streaming service, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday...

18 Nov 2016

Understanding video on demand content windowing
Understanding video on demand content windowing

One of the biggest gripes about video on demand (VOD) is that of outdated or old content. However, there is a reason for this which many consumers are not aware of...

16 Nov 2016

Ching ching as Cliff quits 'Idols'
Ching ching as Cliff quits 'Idols'

Gareth Cliff's "plate is pretty full at the moment", he said at the announcement of his resignation from Idols SA yesterday...

15 Nov 2016

Red Cherry produces e.tv reality show Last Fighter Standing (LFS) and the two-hour live grand finale
Red Cherry produces e.tv reality show Last Fighter Standing (LFS) and the two-hour live grand finale

On Saturday, 15 October, the grand finale of Last Fighter Standing (LFS) took place at the Ticketpro Dome...

Issued by Red Cherry Media 10 Nov 2016

Turner channel to attract wider male audience as it expands DStv offering
Turner channel to attract wider male audience as it expands DStv offering

Turner's all-American movie channel has emerged from its 2015 rebranding and repositioning as a strong contender among the movie channel offering on the DStv platform...

4 Nov 2016

DStv launches Nigerian channel Rok
DStv launches Nigerian channel Rok

DStv will launch material from Rok Studios, an African film and television studio and production house based in Lagos, Nigeria on 1 December 2016.

4 Nov 2016

SABC board active, MPs told
SABC board active, MPs told

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi stunned parliamentarians on Tuesday by insisting the SABC board was functional and could take decisions despite having only three members...

3 Nov 2016

Group of runners
DStv took scare factor to the streets this Halloween

It's no longer good enough to just slot some 'scary movies' into your Halloween programming schedule. Here's how the inaugural DStv Halloween Night Run also fed consumers' desire for experiences they can sink their teeth into...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Nov 2016

Behind the scenes of Tropika Island of Treasure
Behind the scenes of Tropika Island of Treasure

In March 2017 Tropika will embark on their seventh season of Tropika Island of Treasure featuring a host of local celebs in the Seychelles. Bizcommunity got the branding strategy low-down from Miantha Padayachee, brand group manager for Tropika at Clover.

2 Nov 2016

e.tv wants prime time free of news
e.tv wants prime time free of news

Free-to-air channel e.tv is holding thumbs that regulatory board Icasa will grant it permission to move its 6.30pm news bulletin out of the prime-time slot...

1 Nov 2016

Red Cherry #hitsrefresh
Red Cherry #hitsrefresh

For more than 23 years and with thousands of successful radio and TV campaigns under its belt, Red Cherry has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge media and production. But the time has come to take another bold step...

Issued by Red Cherry Media 20 Oct 2016

Private Property sponsors exciting new reality TV show
Private Property sponsors exciting new reality TV show

Private Property is sponsoring the latest season of the Vat Jou Goed en Trek reality show on kykNET. Each episode introduces a family that is ready to move but is having difficulty selling their current home...

Issued by Private Property 6 Oct 2016

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