BizTrends 2018

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Television will endure in a Netflix world
Television will endure in a Netflix world

In a world where all-episodes-at-once has quickly become ubiquitous, what else will consumers want out of their entertainment experience in the future?

10 Jan 2018

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Spotify hit with new copyright suit in US

A music publisher is seeking at least $1.6bn from Spotify for alleged copyright violations, the latest lawsuit to hit the fast-growing streaming company...

3 Jan 2018

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YouTube seals deal with top music label amid streaming moves

YouTube said on Tuesday that it had sealed a licensing agreement with the world's largest music label conglomerate Universal as the video behemoth explores creating a new streaming service...

21 Dec 2017

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With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos...

18 Dec 2017

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Will the real influencers please stand up?

A growing army of YouTube stars is finding instant fame and wealth thanks to millions of subscribers to their pages and are fast becoming as influential, and in some case more so than mainstream actors and musicians...

By Bradley Elliott 18 Dec 2017

The rise of mobile streaming TV
The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

18 Dec 2017

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#OurWorldIsRed: Recolouring the e.tv entertainment spectrum

Earlier this month, I chatted to e.tv MD Marlon Davids about their growth over the past two decades as SA's fifth terrestrial television channel and biggest independent one, as well as the channel's new #OurWorldIsRed campaign...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Dec 2017

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Netflix users watched 1 billion hours of content a week in 2017

Netflix doesn't like giving out numbers but the company has revealed that in 2017, users around the world were watching over 140-million hours of content a day...

By Julia Breakey 13 Dec 2017

PewDiePie 'not salty' at YouTube for not including him in 2017 Rewind
PewDiePie 'not salty' at YouTube for not including him in 2017 Rewind

NEWSWATCH: Swedish comedian PewDiePie was not included in YouTube's Rewind this year, for the first time since his debut appearance in the 2013 round-up...

12 Dec 2017

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Taking TV into the real world in 2018 with commercial partnerships

In this era of multi-channel marketing, success is no longer measured by the advert, but rather the full viewer package. Debbie Brady, commercial director for Discovery Networks Africa, lets us in on the importance of commercial partnerships to generate revenue and increase brand awareness...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2017

Tali Babes co-stars in new SuzelleDIY video
Tali Babes co-stars in new SuzelleDIY video

Tali Babes joins Suzelle from SuzelleDIY in new video, How To Make A DIY Wedding Cake but the two of them don't get on. At all...

12 Dec 2017

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Ari Kruger

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ari Kruger of Sketchbook Studios. He's co-creator and director of eight-part debut Showmax Original Tali's Wedding Diary, on air from 14 December...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

Julia Anastasopoulos in Tali’s Wedding Diary.
SuzelleDIY stars as a bridezilla in Tali's Wedding Diary

Showmax has just released the first trailer for their debut original series, Tali's Wedding Diary, a mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos (aka SuzelleDIY).

17 Nov 2017

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Oct 2017

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017