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Weak Super Bowl TVCs disappoint

The Super Bowl draws 190m eyes, and brands pay the equivalent of R65m for a spot during the game. Of the viewers, nearly a quarter say the television commercials (TVCs) are the most important part of the event, and would rather go to the loo during the game. Despite this, 2017 was one of the weakest years in Super Bowl history for TVCs...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

McCafe gears behind the South African Film and Television Awards
McCafe gears behind the South African Film and Television Awards

McCafe, the lifestyle coffee product offering by McDonald's South Africa, has announced its headline sponsorship of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) that will be hosted in Sun City on 18 March 2017...

Issued by Pacinamix 3 days ago

Potayto, Potarto: How this Super Bowl ad changed how I see marketing
Potayto, Potarto: How this Super Bowl ad changed how I see marketing

Even if you don't follow American Football, if you're interested in marketing, communications and/or advertising, come Super Bowl night you're probably also glued to your twitter feed, waiting for the ‘next big ad'...

By Leigh Crymble 17 Feb 2017

Ster-Kinekor sponsors SAFTAs Young Achiever Award
Ster-Kinekor sponsors SAFTAs Young Achiever Award

Ster-Kinekor has announced its sponsorship of the Youth Achiever Award category at the 11th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)...

17 Feb 2017

South African Film and Television Awards announce nominees for 2017
South African Film and Television Awards announce nominees for 2017

The SAFTAs 11 Golden Horn nominee's announcement took place today, 16 February, in Bryanston at The Forum...

16 Feb 2017

ShowMax launches its expansion into Europe
ShowMax launches its expansion into Europe

Naspers' internet TV service ShowMax has officially launched in Poland as of today. The Warsaw-based team responsible for the expansion is led by former YouTube and Polish TV executive Maciej Sojka. This new service is closely tailored to local needs with a strong focus on Polish content including original productions commissioned by ShowMax...

15 Feb 2017

Cooking up a new season of Ultimate Braai Master
Cooking up a new season of Ultimate Braai Master

Ultimate Braai Master Season 5 returned to e.tv this past Sunday, 5 February at 4pm. Show host Justin Bonello and executive producer at Cooked in Africa, Peter Gird, share the show's success as well as what we can expect from this season's contestants and celebrity judges Pete Goffe-Wood and Benny Masekwameng…

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2017

CEO of the new Israeli-based TV channel "i24 news" Franck Melloul poses at the station's headquaters on June 17, 2013 in Tel Aviv's seafront Jaffa district | © AFP/File |
Altice to launch US cable news channel

NEW YORK - European-based media and telecom group Altice is launching its i24news channel next week in the United States, underscoring its ambitions as a global television news operation...

13 Feb 2017

ShowMax, Vodacom offer internet TV service
ShowMax, Vodacom offer internet TV service

ShowMax has launched a mobile-first product with a strong focus on local South African content. It is available exclusively to Vodacom customers on an add-to-bill basis...

10 Feb 2017

Bad news for Hlaudi, SABC
Bad news for Hlaudi, SABC

The Cape Town High Court has dismissed the SABC's application for leave to appeal its order that Hlaudi Motsoeneng may not occupy any position at the public broadcaster...

By Genevieve Quintal and Bekezela Phakathi 8 Feb 2017

Come Dine With Me South Africa launches on SABC 3
Come Dine With Me South Africa launches on SABC 3

The series, Come Dine With Me South Africa, initially broadcast on BBC Lifestyle for three seasons, will launch on SABC 3 in July this year and run for 13 weeks...

7 Feb 2017

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The future of out-of-home is here, with Uber (of course)

Uber and Hubble (previously known as Taxi Media Group) have partnered to offer riders interactive entertainment during their trips...

6 Feb 2017

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#WeAccept ad brings political message to Super Bowl ads

WASHINGTON - Home-sharing giant Airbnb injected a surprise political message during the Super Bowl on Sunday with a television spot highlighting multiculturalism and the hashtag #WeAccept...

6 Feb 2017

Voting open for Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards
Voting open for Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards

Voting has opened for the Nickelodeon 2017 Kids' Choice Awards, a live event where kids' votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed...

3 Feb 2017

Jozi Film Festival adds new category with partner Discovery Channel
Jozi Film Festival adds new category with partner Discovery Channel

The ‘Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award' calls for two to five minute documentaries from filmmakers across Africa, which highlight and celebrate unique African stories and capture Discovery's ethos of sparking curiosity...

2 Feb 2017

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Facebook's next destination could be your television

Facebook has been on a roll in January, spitting out updates to its multiple services and outlining its future plans. But the latest report from the Wall Street Journal could see the company take over your television set.

2 Feb 2017

Kwese TV, Africa's newest satellite network starts broadcasting
Kwese TV, Africa's newest satellite network starts broadcasting

Kwesé offers a ‘pay-as-you-watch' service that enables viewers to purchase three or seven day passes to its full programming bouquet…

31 Jan 2017

National Film and Video Foundation announces changes to the SAFTAs
National Film and Video Foundation announces changes to the SAFTAs

The National Film and Video Foundation held a media breakfast on Thursday, 26 January to formally announce the changes it's made to the 11th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards.

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2017

Applications still open for Magic in Motion Academy
Applications still open for Magic in Motion Academy

Applications for the third annual M-Net Magic in Motion Academy, which offers hands-on practical training to aspiring filmmakers, can still be submitted until 10 February 2017...

26 Jan 2017

ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa
ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa

Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband...

25 Jan 2017

Ritevac Media launches online series for entrepreneurs
Ritevac Media launches online series for entrepreneurs

Entitled, ‘Thought Leaders', the series is presented by Rev Ngwenya and gets to the nitty gritty of practices, challenges, opportunities and threats facing industries in this fast-paced environment...

25 Jan 2017

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

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What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 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

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