#FutureFit Yourself: The power of podcast in the 21st century w/ Gavin Kennedy
#FutureFit Yourself: The power of podcast in the 21st century w/ Gavin Kennedy

Who could imagine that after all of these years, Steve Jobs was a prophet? In 2005 he made it clear that he will support podcasts on iTunes and he was unyielding that podcasts are the future...

By Carmen Murray 2 days ago

Open News anchors at their launch: news anchors Koketso Sachane and Naledi Moleo, social media anchor Ayanda Dlamini, Inge Isaacs from the weather desk, and sports anchor Adrian Botha.
When chance meetings roll into 'you're hired' meetings

What do Tim Modise, the late Rowena Baird, Stephanie Ruhle, and Oprah have in common? They serve as inspiration for the new news and social media anchors of OpenView's Open News...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town last night...

3 days ago

A selfie taken by Mchunu, with Emma Sadleir and Basetsana Kumalo at the FNB and ECR Business Women’s Breakfast earlier this year – #BeUnstoppable.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Boni Mchunu

This week, we go behind the selfie with Boni Mchunu, GM for East Coast Radio...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership
Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership

Telkom confirms partnership with internet entertainment service, Netflix...

14 Nov 2018

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

By Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Open News MD, Nisa Allie.
How to launch an independent TV news channel like Open News

eMedia Investments launched Open News on Thursday, 1 November. I visited the studios in the eMedia building on Stirling Street for a glimpse at the magic behind the scenes with MD, Nisa Allie on their fresh, honest alternatives to the news you see elsewhere...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

Content demand in Africa fueled by TV series, animation
Content demand in Africa fueled by TV series, animation

Taking place from 14-16 November, DISCOP Johannesburg is the leading content, adaptation rights and project market dedicated to Africa and the Middle East...

30 Oct 2018

Malusi Gigaba is caught in South Africa's latest sex tape fiasco
Malusi Gigaba is caught in South Africa's latest sex tape fiasco

South Africa's minister of home affairs Malusi Gigaba is at the centre of the internet's and the country's latest sex tape scandal, the politician confirmed on Sunday...

By Andy Walker 29 Oct 2018

Global Ad Trends report focussing on OTT compiled by Warc
Global Ad Trends report focussing on OTT compiled by Warc

Consumer and advertiser investment in over-the-top (OTT), the delivery of premium video content via the internet, is rising rapidly worldwide, with spend set to reach a projected $129.3bn by 2023...

25 Oct 2018

The past, present and future of TV manufacturing
The past, present and future of TV manufacturing

While South Africans "tuned in" later than most - only in 1976 - the television set has been at the heart of homes around the country for 42 years, and counting...

By Jacques Bentley 24 Oct 2018

Image supplied by D&AD.
Briefs launched for D&AD's New Blood Awards 2019

D&AD has released the briefs for New Blood Awards 2019 and has also launched Make and Break, a WPP-sponsored podcast series which aims to bring insight from the New Blood Academy to the wider world...

12 Oct 2018

Podcasting in SA has grown by 50%
Podcasting in SA has grown by 50%

In South Africa, podcast consumption has grown by 50% in the past 12 months alone and represents the fastest growing sector of media consumption in South Africa...

11 Oct 2018

Blurred media lines
Blurred media lines

I remember growing up on the dusty streets of the Vaal as a radio addict who used to love listening to Radio Bop...

By Victor Koaho 11 Oct 2018

2018 Clio Entertainment Awards announces shortlist
2018 Clio Entertainment Awards announces shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 Clio Entertainment Awards has been released...

10 Oct 2018

Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!
Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!

'Cord cutters' and 'cord nevers' are proud of the fact that they don't fall into the description of a typical TV audience, but the SABC is now calling on all who watch televised content to pay up for TV licences - even if they don't watch on traditional TV sets...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2018

Andrew Bonamour
Photographer: Karl Rogers
Tiso Blackstar to play lead role in SA film sector

Tiso Blackstar Group, the owner of Business Day, will sell certain locally produced films to global and local streaming platforms, CEO Andrew Bonamour said on Thursday...

By Nick Hedley 28 Sep 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

General manager for the Middle East and Africa, Amanda Turnbull.
The evolution of Discovery in Africa

Discovery Inc talks about investment in the African broadcast content market through diversification and a multi-partner model...

By Louise Marsland 25 Sep 2018

Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?
Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?

#Newswatch: It's not necessarily a death knell. There's speculation on potential positive outcomes following Naspers's announcement that it will unbundle MultiChoice to shareholders early next year and separately list the company on the JSE...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Trevor Ncube to launch online TV station in Zimbabwe
Trevor Ncube to launch online TV station in Zimbabwe

Alpha Media Holding (AMH) will soon launch an online radio and television station in Zimbabwe...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 12 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Giokos on the roof at CNN London.
#WomensMonth: "Focus on your talents and ignore the noise"

Eleni Giokos, CNN African correspondent, rounds out our Women's Month coverage by sharing her realisation that "career plus baby is doable", as well as some of the noise she's learned to ignore, like being told to cut her hair short as long hair isn't 'corporate' enough...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2018

Latest Warc trends report shifts focus to online video advertising
Latest Warc trends report shifts focus to online video advertising

The rise of mobile drives advertisers to invest $30bn in online video despite ongoing risks...

23 Aug 2018

Taylor ‘tailoring’ her selfie…
#BehindtheSelfie with...Trish Taylor

This women's month, we go behind the selfie with Trish Taylor, CEO for Primedia Broadcasting Western Cape...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Aug 2018

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