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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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MTV Africa Music Awards to rock Johannesburg
MTV Africa Music Awards to rock Johannesburg

The MTV Africa Music Awards which celebrate African talent and creativity to rock Johannesburg, South Africa, for the first time in October...

24 Aug 2016

Fox Networks Group announces new Africa executive team
Fox Networks Group announces new Africa executive team

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has announced a new executive structure for FOX Networks Group, Africa...

22 Aug 2016

ShowMax expands offering for expats
ShowMax expands offering for expats

Currently offering South African expats kykNET content to 28 countries, ShowMax has added best South African TV shows and movies from Mzansi Magic, M-Net and Vuzu...

17 Aug 2016

LGBT video-on-demand channel launches in South Africa
LGBT video-on-demand channel launches in South Africa

The launch of the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) video-on-demand (VOD) channel in South Africa will use technology to overcome the many censorship hurdles put in place by governments in Africa...

16 Aug 2016

Who is really speaking for the ANC?
Who is really speaking for the ANC?

You've all seen the polls and their - widely varying - predictions for Wednesday's cliffhanger municipal elections. But what are the people really thinking? What are they saying?...

By Stef Terblanche 2 Aug 2016

Hunting for The Insurance Apprentice 2017
Hunting for The Insurance Apprentice 2017

The search for season three's The Insurance Apprentice is on, with applications open till 30 September 2016 for the 2017 installment of the show...

1 Aug 2016

Enter NYF International Television & Film Awards 2017 competition
Enter NYF International Television & Film Awards 2017 competition

Entries are open for the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2017 competition, which includes new categories - Heroes, Ecotourism and Best Use of Technology...

29 Jul 2016

Tough bikers come out for Tough Rides: Brazil on Travel Channel
Tough bikers come out for Tough Rides: Brazil on Travel Channel

More than 50 Harley Davidson bikers from the H.O.G. Clearwater Chapter rode in an impressive convoy to Greenstone Shopping Centre earlier this month, to promote and celebrate the launch of Tough Rides: Brazil, a new show premiering on Travel Channel...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 27 Jul 2016

Gil Oved joins Shark Tank show
Gil Oved joins Shark Tank show

One of the five business moguls bankrolling budding entrepreneurs in M-Net's new reality television series, Shark Tank South Africa, is Gil Oved, co-founder and group co-CEO of The Creative Counsel...

22 Jul 2016

Urban Brew Studios gives 1KZN TV independence
Urban Brew Studios gives 1KZN TV independence

After working with the channel for the past seven years, Urban Brew Studios is pleased to see 1KZN TV become a successful independent community TV channel...

20 Jul 2016

Pixabay
The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

New device updates building occupants on traffic situation
New device updates building occupants on traffic situation

GoMetro TV is a device that connects to a TV and streams traffic and transport information to people in buildings...

15 Jul 2016

Failure to comply could see SABC licence revoked: Icasa
Failure to comply could see SABC licence revoked: Icasa

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) could, in an "extreme" case, see its licence revoked...

12 Jul 2016

The localisation of the SABC is long overdue
The localisation of the SABC is long overdue

The SABC public broadcasting mandate must evolve with the changing needs of its viewers and listeners. The imminent changes to SABC TV channels programming line-up, particularly the increase of local content quotas...

By Avhasei Shilubane Mukoma 12 Jul 2016

New TVC from Unisa follows life of a distance learner
New TVC from Unisa follows life of a distance learner

Net#work BBDO has designed a new TVC for Unisa to launch and reinforce its new brand proposition - Define Tomorrow, using the story of the tenacity of a Unisa student who accesses his higher education through online and distance learning...

8 Jul 2016

Set-top box ruling appeal delays output
Set-top box ruling appeal delays output

Production of digital TV set-top boxes has been suspended pending the outcome of an application for leave to appeal the recent Supreme Court of Appeal ruling...

By Thabiso Mochiko 4 Jul 2016

Eleni Giokos, business correspondent at CNN International.
#MandelaMonth: 'Doing good' should be an everyday mantra

CNN's Eleni Giokos shares the importance of mentoring and motivating others...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jul 2016

Nismedia acquires Glow TV, continues broadcasting
Nismedia acquires Glow TV, continues broadcasting

As from 1 July 2016, the Nismedia Group, based in Centurion, has acquired the sole rights and interests to Glow TV and the channel will continue to broadcast uninterrupted on its existing media platforms...

1 Jul 2016

Atkins in action.
#YouthMonth: Behind the camera with BBC's Ros Atkins

He has broadcast from locations as diverse as an informal settlement in Soweto, a hospice in London, a prison in Indianapolis, a bookshop in Tel Aviv, a Nazi exhibition in Berlin, a maternity ward in Lagos and a classroom in Tanzania...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jun 2016

SABC's acting CEO resigns
SABC's acting CEO resigns

NEWSWATCH: Further changes are afoot at the SABC, with former head of news, Jimi Matthews, announcing his resignation...

27 Jun 2016

Digital migration faces further delay as minister appeals
Digital migration faces further delay as minister appeals

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is taking the fight over the set-top box encryption system to the Constitutional Court, a move that could further delay SA's migration from analogue to digital television broadcasting...

By Thabiso Mochiko 27 Jun 2016

Marlon Davids appointed as MD of e.tv channels
Marlon Davids appointed as MD of e.tv channels

eMedia Investments has appointed Marlon Davids as the MD of e.tv, effective from 1 July. He has been Acting Managing Director since April 2016...

Issued by e.tv 24 Jun 2016

Session with Dr Phil over
Session with Dr Phil over

SABC2's news viewers will have to wait an extra 30 minutes for their daily dose of current affairs, and those in need of psychological advice will have to pay for their sessions now that the SABC has dropped Dr Phil...

24 Jun 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry...

23 Jun 2016

Food Network celebrity chef Siba Mtongana returns with new series
Food Network celebrity chef Siba Mtongana returns with new series

Following the huge global success of the first two series of Siba's Table, Food Network has now green lit a third series...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 23 Jun 2016

SABC will always be a contested terrain
SABC will always be a contested terrain

The South African Broadcasting Corporation is a critical propaganda tool or spin platform for any government of the day...

By Avhasei Shilubane Mukoma 21 Jun 2016

2016 Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film and Television Awards winners announced
2016 Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film and Television Awards winners announced

On 18 June 2016, the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film Awards were held at the ICC in Durban...

21 Jun 2016

SABC can breathe again
SABC can breathe again

The Independent Communications Authority of SA has given the SABC a two-day reprieve to respond to allegations of censorship levelled against it by a lobby group Media Monitoring Africa...

21 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

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